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In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai
In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai

Popular Bollywood beats blared from my iPod, drowning out the pounding of my heart. As I walked to the start line of the marathon, I was already drenched with sweat. I realized this was the farthest I’d walked in Mumbai, a city of 13 million without hailing a taxi. Yet here I was, about to run 26.2 miles through a city I’d visited numerous times but had never really seen. Little did I know my last-minute decision to come to India to run the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon for charity was about to change my outlook on the city and its people and, along the way, teach me an invaluable lesson about travel. I’m a traveler. My adventures have taken me to countries...

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