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Mumbai runs Delhi down

entertainment Updated: Jan 18, 2011 01:30 IST
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Mumbai put on its running shoes and showed up in full strength at the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, making Delhi-ites sit up and wonder why the Capital couldn’t put up such a power-packed Half Marathon last year, in November.

“In Mumbai, people will wake up early in the morning to cheer the participants, whereas in Delhi, they will wake up only to ‘watch’ them,” says actor Gul Panag, who ran both the Delhi and Mumbai marathons. Model Amanpreet Wahi says, “Delhi is just plain lazy.”

Adman Prahlad Kakkar points at other reasons. “Mumbaikars see it as an occasion to raise money. Also, Mumbai is much safer than Delhi.”

John AbrahamDelhi Half Marathon: Nov 21, 2010

Total number of participants 29,000

Celebs who ran

1. Gul Panag

2. Anil Ambani

3. Rahul Bose

4. Arshad Warsi



Celebs who supported

1. Bipasha Basu

2. John Abraham

3. Sheila Dikshit

Mumbai Marathon: Jan 16, 2011
Total number of participants 38,400
Celebs who ran
1. Siddharth Mallya
2. Gul Panag
3. Milind Soman
4. Vidya balan
5. Purab Kohli
6. Anil Ambani

Celebs who supported
1. Deepika Padukone
2. Shilpa Shetty
3. Vijay Mallya
4. Vivek Oberoi
5. Tina Ambani
6. Juhi Chawla