Mumbai Marathon shelved due to coronavirus surge

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 00:00 |
Cosmas Langat on his way to winning the 2019 Mumbai Marathon. Photo/PD/FILE

The 18th Edition of the World Athletics Elite Label Road Race, the Tata Mumbai Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on May 30, has been rescheduled to a later date, organisers announced at the weekend.

In a statement, the organisers said: “The Tata Mumbai Marathon has a special place in our hearts and we thank everyone for making this iconic event a sporting phenomenon.

As we navigate these challenging times, we want you to know that we are leaving no stone unturned to make the marathon possible this year.

The Government of Maharashtra and our partners have been extremely supportive to ensure, that we have the best possible option, keeping in mind the safety and security for all involved.” Vivek Singh, Jt. MD Procam International said.

He further said that a new date will be announced in due course after consultations with the Government of Maharashtra and relevant athletic bodies.

He added: “By shifting our focus to a new date, we will continue to work closely with the State, national and international athletics bodies to identify a suitable date for the event, which is conducive to the safe conduct of the event for all stakeholders.”

“The year 2020 has been challenging for us all. But with the support of our partners and the running community, the team continues to remain motivated and committed to deliver the 2021 edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, in its truest sense,” said Singh.

All related details such as registration date, race course and the events around the race are expected to follow suit once the rescheduled date is announced.

The promoters vowed to continue monitoring the situation, with the single-minded focus of the safety of all participants, officials, volunteers and the running fraternity.

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