MUMBAI: International Event Ambassador for the 17th edition of the iconic Tata Mumbai Marathon, American gymnast legend and 7-time Olympic medallist, Shannon Miller, today said she was extremely excited to be part of the esteemed marathon.
Talking about her inspirational journey, Gymnast legend Shannon Miller told media persons in an interaction that, “We talk about success but it doesn’t come without failure. It is essential to learn how to back yourself up, if not succeeding. I am glad so many people have found their way to take that extra step. For me, it is challenging myself every day to do something more than I usually do. I wasn’t the most challenging or most powerful person in the room but I out-worked everyone. I always wanted to be the consistent one and the hardest worker in the group.”
On being the International Event Ambassador of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, Shannon Miller said: “I am very excited to be part of the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon and it will be incredible to see over 55 thousand taking to the streets of Mumbai. Running is the foundation of any sport and I would highly recommend it to everyone. In 2007, I ran the full marathon in New York, while a few months prior to that, I ran the half marathon in Florida and it was one of the best experiences I had all my life.”
World Gymnastic Legend is also a cancer survivor. In order to help women, make their health a priority, Shannon Miller established a foundation devoted to women’s health. On being probed about her stint with cancer, she added, “There are some cancers we talk about and some we don’t, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer which we often refrain from talking about. It’s extremely important for every woman to take stock of her health and hence, I wanted to be a voice out there for such women.”IAAF Gold Label Tata Mumbai Marathon is amongst the world’s top 10 marathons and India’s biggest sporting platform for charity. With prize money of USD 405,000, the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020, will witness over 55,000 participants, including world-class Indian and international athletes, professional and amateur runners, and fitness enthusiasts.
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