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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mumbai Marathon 2006 : The story in Pictures

Mumbai Marathon 2006 - The Biggest Marathon ever in India . And I was a part of it. Here is the story in pictures . (The guy in white T-Shirt and specs is me) -

The Warriors proceed for the battle - At Kanjur Marg Station .

Chal Padein hain Raah par. Manzil pa ke rahenge !

We reach Azad Maidan near VT - Gathering point for the contestants.

Look who we spotted - A very dapper Harsha Bhogle and the Shining pate of Vinod Kambli

Harsha kuch kehna Chahta Hai

Say Hello to a very Motu Cyrus Broacha and his Son. Cyrus was sitting on the ground. No one noticed him until Harsha said Hi to him

Kya Costume Hai !

Just before the starting point !

The massive crowd near the starting line !

Me with VT in background .

Those who rule Maharshtra - Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chhagan Bhujbal and Suresh Kalmadi Cheering on the contestants .

Running on and on ! Somewhere near the halfway mark .

Hai Himmat to kuch kaam mushkil nahi !! This guy recieved huge cheers on his way. He completed 21 kms on crutches .

After running for 58 mins , we reach our destination - The Finishing line !

The joy of Victory and a Salute to the spirit of Mumbai.

Mission Accomplished- Showing off our numbers at VT !

And that ends an Amazing Day. The Marathon rocked and throughout the race the indomitable spirit of Mumbai was visible everywhere. People from all Cast, Creed , Colour and Religion took part in this momentous occasion. It was humbling to see people twice and thrice our age making full effort to complete the race. Thousands lined the streets to egg us on. Running was never a problem. Taking my eyes of the beauty of Mumbai was difficult. Watching it up close without any traffic and spotlesly clean was an amazing experience. We all gained something from the Marathon.A sense of satisfaction, a sense of achievement, a sense of sharing the Mumbaikar spirit, and above all a sense that we all have contributed something to the Society ( This was a charity event) . All of us have made a promise to run 21 kms in the next marathon and I have no Doubt that we will fulfil it.

Here's a Salute to all those who participated in today's marathon and to this great city itself.


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