14th edition of Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday morning. The field was led by Ethiopias Ayele Abshero along with Dinknesh Mekash, a two-time winner in Mumbai.
Abshero was the fastest man on the start-line (2:04:23).
The top Indian athletes that have joined were- Olympian Kheta Ram, M.D. Yunus and Elam Singh as well as Jyoti Gawate, Monica Raut and Monica Athare.
This time the 6,342 runners have participated for the full marathon.
The entries for half run and dream run were 14,663 and 19,980, respectively.
Here are the updates from Mumbai Marathon:
# Magnificent Kheta Ram, winner of SCMM 2017 Full Marathon Men’s Elite (Indian) category with a timing of 02:19:51!
# Full marathon Men's elite (International) finishers who pulled off an incredible feat
# Kheta Ram topped the list of Indian men elite athletes.
# Ethiopia's Tigist Girma is the third international elite (women) to cross the SCMM 2017 Full Marathon finish line!
# Chaltu Tafa's incredible effort claims her the 2nd spot at the SCMM 2017.
# The first Indian woman elite athlete to cross the SCMM Full Marathon finish line is Jyoti Gawte!
# Here's another view of Bornes Kitur's winning moment.
# Bornes Kitur of Kenya is miles ahead of the competition as she's the first woman elite athlete to complete the SCMM Full Marathon!
# Strong finishes by our top 3 Indian Elite (men) at SCMM 2017.
# Kheta Ram is the first Indian male elite athlete to cross the finish line in the SCMM Marathon
# A big change in the lead at 1:37:38 as Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya has taken charge at SCMM 2017.
# At the half way mark, Michael Mutai of KEN marginally leads. Too close to call right now!
# Champions With Disability SCMM flag off!