Over 41,000 set to run in 14th Mumbai marathon

Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Ethiopias Ayele Abshero along with Dinknesh Mekash, a two-time winner in Mumbai, will lead the elite field at the 14th edition of the Mumbai Marathon here on January 15.

Abshero is the fastest man on the start-line (2:04:23).

Joining the best in the world will be top Indian athletes — Olympian Kheta Ram, M.D. Yunus and Elam Singh as well as Jyoti Gawate, Monica Raut and Monica Athare — who will take centrestage and vie for the top honours.

This time, the event will have an all-time high with 6,342 runners registering for the full marathon.

The half marathon and dream run saw 14,663 and 19,980 entries, respectively.