Govind Parab is in no mood to hang up his boots — or rather, his running shoes. At 94, the ex-government official will be the oldest runner in the Mumbai Marathon on January 20.
He’s no rookie, though. He has entered the senior citizen’s run for six years on the trot.
“I’ve been running and walking 6-7km with my peers. Last year, I completed the round in about an hour,” says an excited Parab. He explains that the senior citizens’ run is not just a sport but also an activity where participants get to meet, talk, laugh and make merry.
Also rubbing shoulders with Parab will be the youngest among the lot of runners — 18-year-old Shantelle D’Souza, a student of Mithibai College. She has been practising religiously with a group of friends for the half-marathon for a few weeks now.