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Abhishek Bachchan flags off dna iCan Women's Half Marathon

Sunday, 9 March 2014 - 10:02am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

  • dna-ican Abhishek Bachchan, with Malishka and Mickey Mehta

The dna iCan marathon kicked off with much excitement, earlier today at Bandra Kurla complex, with Abhishek Bachchan, RJ Malishka and Mickey Mehta at the helm to cheer the many ladies who participated. 

The much awaited Mumbai based event was quite a celebration of womanhood, more so as it followed the International Women's Day. 

The marathon was divided into three diverse events, namely, Half Marathon of 21 km, Spirit Run of 10 Km and the Fun Run of 5 Km which has seen enthusiastic entries from thousands of Mumbai women.

Cheering and encouraging the female runners, the junior Bachchan along with Malishka and Mickey Mehta piqued the crowd's exuberance.


Other celebraties, too, were seen at the event and running besides women from a cross section of the city. 

In a lighter moment, Bachchan even aaccepted a challenge to hoola hoop with feisty Malishka.


The winners:

Neelam Rajput won the marathon ahead of Supriya Patil and Rijawana Kakeri in the 21km run. The 10km run saw Heena Mali finish ahead of Jyoti Punjabi and Nina Hamre. In the 5 km category, Snehal Shinde was the winner, with Priyanka Ingale and Pranita Bandi finishing behind her.

About DNA ICAN Women's Half Marathon
dna has been taking up relevant causes for the city and it's readers at various points of time and never hesitated to raise a relevant issue and take action. In the same vein, a slew of initiatives towards the betterment of women in India were planned. DNA conceived a platform that brings multiple women issues to the fore. The inaugural ICAN Women's Half Marathon in 2012 was a breakthrough event. An ideal platform for women to make a difference by supporting a cause and celebrate the spirit of achievement.

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