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Mumbai Marathon 2016 raised Rs 28 crore for charity

The 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, held on January 17, raised Rs 28.14 crore for charity in aid of multiple causes through the efforts of its philanthropy partner, United Way Mumbai.

This constituted an increase of more than Rs 4 crore as compared to the previous edition that raised Rs 24.06 crore in 2015, a media release said today.

40 per cent of the funds were raised towards education followed by health at 21 per cent. Since its inception in 2004, cumulatively the Mumbai
Marathon has raised Rs 162.64 crore, making it one of India's largest charity drives in any sport.

Over 286 NGOs, 157 corporates, along with 266 teams and thousands of individual donors and fundraisers came forward to support a host of social causes, the release added. Gideon Kipketer of Kenya and Shuko Genemo of Ethiopia clinched the men's and women's 42km races to become the new champions in the annually held event.

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