Mumbai Marathon 2020: 64-years-old dies of cardiac arrest while running
Mumbai, Jan 19: A 64-year-old man died of cardiac arrest while running the Mumbai Marathon 2020 on Sunday. The half marathon began at 5.15 am and the 10k run started at 6.30 am.
The man has been identified as Gajanan Maljalkar, who was running in the category of senior citizens, collapsed after running 4kms. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Total 7 people suffered heart attack during the run today. All 7 people are under treatment at the hospital.
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🏃: 19.39 KM/H
Leader: Ayele Abshero
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The 10k marathon started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) station in Mumbai, and thousands if runners ran through the city, touching Bandra-Worli sealink, Marine drive, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Haji Ali and Peddar road on their way.
It was a great #FitIndiaMovement at the world renowned largest marathon in Asia as well as the largest mass participation sporting event on the continent. I'm happy to flag off the #TataMumbaiMarathon along with the hon'ble Governor and CM of Maharashtra @OfficeofUT ji. pic.twitter.com/td16UtKMb5— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 19, 2020
Honorary Captain P Dhayalan (64), who was disabled after being injured in a blast while defusing a mine in Sri Lanka in 1987, was among the 'War Disabled' participants in the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday.
At least 20 war-disabled defence personnel participated in the Tata Mumbai Marathon to spread the message of 'converting disability into ability'.
A host of elite distance runners from Africa have entered the race along with top Indian runners like Asian Marathon men's champion Gopi T and Asian Games women's steeplechase medallist Sudha Singh.
The full Marathon starts and ends at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in South Mumbai.