} Mary Kom Roped In As Event Ambassador Of Mumbai Marathon

Six-time women's world boxing champion and Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom has been named as the Event Ambassador for the 16th Tata Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 20.

"The Tata Mumbai Marathon has paved the way for a running revolution in India and is the largest showcase of individuals pushing boundaries of the human spirit," star boxer Mary was quoted as saying in a release issued on Wednesday by event organisers, Procam International.

"From being a legend in the world of boxing, to being an important catalyst for the growth of sports in India, Mary Kom is an inspiration; an individual that epitomises the spirit of Tata Mumbai Marathon," said Vivek Singh of Procam.

The 35-year-old Mary is the only woman to win the amateur world championship on six occasions and the lone woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.

The organizers said that with a prize money of USD 405,000, the marathon will see the participation of over 46,000 runners, including elite Indian and international athletes.

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