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Tata Mumbai Marathon 2023 Sees More Than 55000 Participants

Hayle Lemi & Anchialem Haymanot, both from Ethiopia, set new records at the event.

Tata Mumbai Marathon 2023 Sees More Than 55000 Participants

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Jan 2023 8:24 AM GMT

MUMBAI: One of the largest race events in the country, the Tata Mumbai Marathon was successfully conducted on Sunday. This year's event saw the participation of more than 55000 Indian and foreign nationals out of which 1983 needed medical assistance during and after the event.

The marathon was flagged off even before dawn on January 15 and multiple new records were created in this event. Hayle Lemi & Anchialem Haymanot, both from Ethiopia, set new event records in the elite category for men and women respectively. Gopi Thonakkal won the men's category while Chavi Yadav won in the women's category. In the Half Marathon category, Murli Gavit and Parul Chaudhary won in the men's and women's sections respectively.

Although the event was started in the early hours of the day to prevent the side effects of heat, several participants had problems related to dehydration and fatigue. One of the participants suffered a cardiac arrest during the event while thirteen others needed to be hospitalised. Eight of them were severely dehydrated during the event and needed medical attention. Around forty more were released after preliminary aids at the ambulances on standby A total of 1983 participants need medical assistance throughout the event.

Akbar Ali Pathan is the name of the person who suffered a heart attack during the event. He was attended to by a team of medical experts from the Asian Heart Institute before shifting to the Lilavati Hospital. According to reports an expert from Lilavati Hospital mentioned that the patient was under intensive care and an angiography test will be conducted on Monday.

The medical director of the event, Dr Vijay D'Silva, mentioned that about 55% of the problems faced by participants were due to muscle crap, muscle pain or minor injuries and will be normal in a very short period of time. "One of the patients suffered a leg fracture, one had a shoulder dislocation, one sustained a face injury due to a fall, and one got injured in the hand and face. Other cases were of a finger injury, hand injury, foot blisters, chest pain, calf muscle injury, and hypothermia, the remaining cases were of dehydration, giddiness and severe cramps," mentioned the doctor.

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