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Mumbai marathon flagged off

india Updated: Jan 21, 2008 01:34 IST

The fifth edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai marathon was on Sunday flagged off with over 33,000 participants taking part in the event carrying a prize money of $1 million.

The event consists of a 42-km-long marathon, 21-km-long half-marathon, senior citizens' run, wheel chair event and a six-km-long "dream" run.

Actors John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, city Mayor Shubha Raul, Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak and city police commissioner DN Jadav were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

With the theme of the marathon being conservation of the environment, the organisers asked people to pledge their support for the cause.