Thousands of enthusiastic people,
including athletes, on Sunday took part in Mumbai Marathon, the
first major international sporting event in the metropolis
after the November 26 terror attacks, with Kenya's Kenneth
Mugara winning the men's title.
The 250,000 USD prize money event saw 150 elite
foreign athletes, including 52 women, taking part in the full
marathon that has attracted 2,500 entrants.
The race started at the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and
ended at the same venue after the athletes touched another
site of the terror strike - the Trident Hotel - on their way.
"This is not about celebrations but to show our
solidarity and that we are all together as one, crisis or
not," said Tina Ambani, wife of industrialist Anil Ambani.
Actress Sharmila Tagore, who was joined by her
daughter Soha, said "It's not just a marathon. This cause
means a lot to me."
The winner of the men's and women's full marathon
would be richer by USD 31,500.
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