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Jan 18, 2009 at 11:12am IST

43 KM full marathon begins in

Mumbai: The Half Marathon event is already underway. The 43 Km full marathon amidst heavy security begins and ends at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of the places where terror struck on 26/11.

About 35,000 people are taking part in the event including bigwigs from the business and entertainment industry.

The theme of the the event of course is peace. The event's brand ambassadors are actor John Abraham, three-time Olympic champions Gabriela Sazabo and Gail Devers, and famous Moroccan long distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj.

There is tight security across Mumbai ahead of the event. Celebrities have come out in full force to support the marathon.

More than 400 officers from the Western Naval Command will be part of the run on Mumbai's roads.