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09 Feb 2024
Stamina and Social Spirit on Display as Community Members Participate in Mumbai Marathon 2024

 Vishal Bhansali completed his 11th Full Marathon

 Sunit Kothari Recognised as a 'Change Legend' for Fundraising efforts

A large number of community members successfully participated in the Tata Mumbai Marathon held on January 21, 2024, with Vishal Bhansali completing the gruelling Full Marathon of 42 km for the 11th time and many others completing the half marathon or the Open 10k run. 

As in previous years, a number of community members also participated to raise funds for various charitable causes. 

Sunit Kothari was at the forefront, recognised as a ‘Change Legend’ (individuals who raised over Rs 1 crore), while his daughter Anyssa Kothari was a ‘Change Champion’ (individuals who raised between Rs 25-50 lakh). Both took part in the Dream Run and raised funds for the upcoming Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Hospital, which will be Asia’s largest such facility.

Vipul Shah, Dharmesh Shah, Sujata Shah and Urvi Shah led 130 participants from their company Asian Star and raised funds for two NGOs, The Light of Life Trust and The Hands of Hope, focused on education for the girl child and protection against child sexual abuse.

Sharing his experience, Vishal Bhansali expressed gratitude to his wife Shefali, his “pillar of strength”, and said, “Running has really taught me how to persevere through hard times, be optimistic and look for sunshine through the clouds!!”

Raj Mehta ran his first official race in New York, in the Brooklyn half marathon in April 2023. He completed that race in 02:05:01 hrs.


Click here to view pics of all the participants

Those who completed the full, half marathon and Open 10k run include:



Distance Run      


Vishal Bhansali

Full Marathon (42.195 km)

04:16 hrs

Siddharth S. Mehta

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

01:55 hrs

Raj Ashish Mehta

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

02:00:37 hrs

Rishi Ashish Mehta

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

02:01:39 hrs

Vipul Shah

Half Marathon (21.097 km)

02:47:14 hrs

Urvi Shah

Open 10k

01:12:50 hrs

Dharmesh Shah

Open 10k

01:13:03 hrs

Sujata Shah

Open 10k

01:20: 48 hrs

NB: We request other members who may have participated in the Full or Half Marathon, to please to send us the details at editor@palanpuronline.com for inclusion in this report


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