Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli of France was named the brand ambassador of the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon at a city hotel yesterday.
Speaking via a recorded video message here, the 2013 All England Club champion and former World No 7 said: "It gives me great joy to come to India to spread the magic of running and sport amongst the beautiful population.
In the last decade or so, India has witnessed a running revolution and the sport has grown manifold. It is an honour for me to be associated with India's most prestigious marathon and witness, in action, running enthusiasm and experience the everlasting spirit of Mumbai.
"I'm delighted with the support and popularity that the event has garnered. Run Mumbai, run. I urge the people of Mumbai to lend their support to causes close to their hearts through this movement," added Bartoli.
The 2015 edition of the SCMM will take place on January 18