64-Yr-Old Dead, 7 Suffer Heart Attacks During Mumbai Marathon
A 64-year-old man, Gajanan Maljalkar, died of cardiac arrest while running the Mumbai Marathon 2020 on Sunday, 19 January.
Maljalkar, who worked as a Public Relations Officer in Bombay Hospital, was running in the category of senior citizens. He was rushed to hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Seven other people suffered heart attacks and have been taken to hospital, reported ANI, quoting sources.
The half marathon began at 5.15 am and the 10 km run started at 6.30 am.
Besides Maljalkar, 51-year-old Sanjay Bafna was undergoing treatment for brain stroke, while angioplasty was performed on another participant, identified as 47-year-old Himanshu Thakkar at the Bombay Hospital, Bhansali said. Both of them are currently recuperating, reports PTI.
The 17th edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon was held in the morning in which over 55,000 runners participated.