Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

7 Participants Suffer Heart Attack, One Dead During Mumbai Marathon

A 64-year-old particpant, died of cardiac arrest while running.

17th Tata Mumbai Marathon ANI/Twitter

Seven people suffered heart attack while a senior citizen died of cardiac arrest on Sunday during the famous Mumbai Marathon which brings out thousands of amateurs and pro-runners on the streets.

Gajanan Maljalkar, a 64-year-old participant, died of cardiac arrest while running the Tata Mumbai Marathon in the morning. He was declared brought dead, according to the hospital.

A total of seven people suffered heart attack during the run and they are under treatment at the hospital.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday flagged off -- Dream Run, a 5.9-km race as part of the ongoing 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020.

Dream Run is a 5.9 km race and is a non-timed fun run. All 'Dream Run' finishers will get a finisher medal after the race.

Many celebrities including actor Rahul Bose, Tiger Shroff, Milind Soman, and lyricist Gulzar were present at different parts of the events.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray flagged off the Half Marathon.

In the 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, more than 55,000 runners took part in the different events.

(With inputs from ANI)