Marathon business of charity
How the Mumbai marathon improves the health of charities that are starved for funds
Mumbai: Lara Gidvani has never run a marathon before. Still, the 30-year-old mobile money regulatory specialist who returned to Mumbai in September after seven years abroad is chuffed about running 21.097km on 18 January. Gidvani has been training with a group of Mumbai-based runners, all of whom will run the half marathon at the forthcoming Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM). They meet thrice a week early in the morning at the sea-facing Amarsons Garden in south Mumbai’s tony Breach Candy area and work out to build muscle, endurance and strength over hour-long sessions.