In a sudden turn of events, a 64-year-old man died suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Sunday morning during the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020.
According to the reports, Gajanan Maljalkar, who was running in the category of senior citizens, collapsed after running 4kms. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
He is not the only casualty. While no other deaths have been reported, three other individuals who took part in the marathon have been admitted to Bombay Hospital for cardiac arrest. One of them is at present undergoing angioplasty.
With over 55,000 people taking part in the 17th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, the financial capital on Sunday woke up pro-runners and amateurs heading out to set their own personal record. Among them was Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray, who arrived there to flag off the half marathon.
The half marathon began at 5.15 am and the 10k run started at 6.30 am.
The 10k marathon started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) station in Mumbai, and thousands if runners ran through the city, touching Bandra-Worli sealink, Marine drive, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Haji Ali and Peddar road on their way.