Ep 157: Tata Mumbai Marathon with its Race Director, Hugh Jones
Welcome to a special reprise on Run with Fitpage! In episode 157, we revisit an insightful conversation with the esteemed Hugh Jones, Race Director of the Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM). With the upcoming TMM 2024 on Sunday, January 21st, this episode is a timely exploration of the race and Hugh’s remarkable journey.
Hugh Jones, a retired British long-distance runner, boasts a rich legacy in marathon history. Born in London, he clinched victory in the 1982 London Marathon, becoming the first Welshman to do so with an impressive time of 2:09:24. His marathon prowess continued with a notable 12th position in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, clocking 2:13:57. In 1983, Jones secured a close second in the Chicago Marathon and triumphed in the Stockholm Marathon with a record-setting time of 2:11:37.
Not merely confined to his athletic achievements, Hugh Jones assumed pivotal roles post-retirement. Since 1996, he has served as the Secretary of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Additionally, he took the helm as the President of the Road Runners Club from 2007 to 2011. Hugh’s insights, coupled with the anticipation of the upcoming race, make this episode a must-listen for both seasoned runners and aspiring marathon enthusiasts.
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