Mumbai Marathon 2020: Race organisers unveil revised route to make it easier for elite runners

Race director of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, Hugh Jones, on Wednesday said the revised route of the marathon will provide less friction for earlier and fast pacers.

Press Trust of India January 15, 2020 22:19:23 IST
Mumbai Marathon 2020: Race organisers unveil revised route to make it easier for elite runners
  • The 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon is to be held on Sunday, 19 January.

  • The full marathon starts and ends at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

  • Race director Hugh Jones said the revised route will provide less friction for fast runners.

Mumbai: The race director of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, Hugh Jones, on Wednesday said the revised route of the marathon will provide less friction for earlier and fast pacers.

Mumbai Marathon 2020 Race organisers unveil revised route to make it easier for elite runners

File image of the Mumbai Marathon. REUTERS

Speaking at a media briefing, Jones shared the details of the route change for the 17th edition of the marathon to be held on 19 January.

"In terms of the difference in the route as compared to the earlier editions, we take a round of Oval Maidan twice before hitting the road. We have also retracted the Worli seaface," Jones was quoted as saying in a media release issued by the organisers.

"The revised route will provide less friction for early and fast pacers. The other change we have made for the elite runners to run against the traffic on the same carriageway as the one they came on, to allow them to run freely, and make it comfortable for everyone," he added.

The full marathon starts and ends at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in South Mumbai.

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