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Olympic pole vault champ Katie Moon named ambassador for Tata Mumbai Marathon

Pole vaulter Katie Moon is the reigning Olympic and World Championships gold medallist.

Olympic pole vault champ Katie Moon named ambassador for Tata Mumbai Marathon

Katie Moon is an Olympic and World Championships medallist. 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 27 Dec 2023 9:15 AM GMT

Two-time pole vault World Champion and 2020 Olympic gold medallist Katie Moon is the International Event Ambassador for the 19th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 21, 2024.

Promoted by Procam International, the Tata Mumbai Marathon is a World Athletics Gold Label Race.

It was the first time in the history of the World Championships that a Gold medal was shared jointly between two participants.

This instilled in her a deep respect for the sport and her fellow competitors as well. The 32-year-old, American Pole Vaulter will be defending her title in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The solo Olympic medallist has clinched three medals at the World Athletics Championships: a silver in the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, and a gold medal at the 2022 Eugene and 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships.

In 2023, she also won the top slot in the Diamond League. Moon hit a streak with two medals in 2018 alone: a gold at the Toronto NACAC Championship and a silver in the London Athletics World Cup. In the consecutive year, Moon pocketed a silver in the 2019 Lima Pan American Games.

In her early childhood, she competed as a level 4 gymnast and diver, while in pole vaulting, she graduated with a state record of 3.97 m (13 ft 0 in).

Katie Moon said, "While running the race of life, every step is an opportunity to inspire and make a difference. I am deeply honoured to be named the International Event Ambassador for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024, where each stride carries the spirit of resilience, determination, and community. I look forward to inspiring and being inspired by the incredible participants as we come together to celebrate the power of human potential and the pursuit of excellence. Let's lace up Mumbai, and run towards a healthier, and happier future!"

Tata Mumbai Marathon is one of the top 10 marathons in the world. With a prize money of USD 405,000, Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024 will witness participation from across the globe.

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