Actor-turned-runner Milind Soman, Delhi Capital’s CEO Dhiraj Malhotra; President, APAC and MEA Apollo Tyres Satish Sharma; and Tabono Sports & Events’ CEO Abhishek Mishra came together to announce the marathon.
Millennium City Marathon (MCM) is all set to enter its fifth edition. They announced the Marathon today along with their title partner, Apollo Tyres. With a vision to spread the fitness virus globally without any bar on age and gender, MCM is calling out to runners to explore the millennium city of Gurgaon on 1 December 2019.
The whole event was graced by the face of MCM 5th edition (2019), Milind Soman
The Millennium City Marathon 2019 is one with a cause. Concerned over the rising plastic pollution and water wastage, the collaboration has decided to make some major changes this year. Instead of a water station every 1 km, there will be one after each 800 m. Besides, the whole event will be missing an element- plastic bottles!
For the first time, the Millennium City Marathon will even host a Kids’ run category. This will be a 5 km timed race. (Go Kids!)
Face of fitness
The whole idea is to spread fitness. And hence, Milind is the perfect choice to bring across this message. In fact, he has some really good advice for all of us. (after all, he is an actor-turned-runner himself!)
Smriti Bhalla of DKODING MEDIA asked Milind Soman how he is gearing up for the upcoming event? To this, the 53-year-old simply replied ‘Come and Run’!
Furthermore, we asked him, “People really admire your fitness. Do you want to share your mantra with them?” Smiling, Milind Soman replied, “That’s good.. really good… So, I don’t have any motto. I don’t do any workout. I don’t run for fitness. I run because I love to run… that side by side keeps me fit. I love doing push-ups. I do push-ups. I do pull-ups. I like to do things that I don’t have to depend upon someone else. I love to do independent work.”
In fact, his story itself is an inspiration to fitness. Milind Soman narrates, “I started running in 2003… It was not that I wanted to be a marathoner… I used to hate running! I thought it was monotonous, boring…everything that a non-runner would feel about running, I felt all those things.”
So, how did Milind Soman tread on his journey to becoming a fitness promoter? Well, he ran his first (half) marathon when he was 38. And people’s opinions combined with his own were against the idea that he could even manage to complete the whole run (21 km). But on the day of the marathon, his steady practice won against all opinions.
Are you pumped up and ready to run? So, go ahead and enroll for Millennium City Marathon here.