Ex-Formula One world champion Damon Hill named Mumbai Marathon ambassador

During his visit to India, Damon Hill will meet elite athletes and spread the message worldwide about the 11th edition of the Mumbai Marathon which will take place on January 19.

updated: January 07, 2014 22:44 IST
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Mumbai: Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill (in file pic with Michael Schumacher) was on Tuesday named the event ambassador for the 11th edition of the $360,000 Mumbai Marathon to be run on January 19.

The 1996 British world champion was Michael Schumacher's arch rival during the mid-1990s. He is the son of late Graham Hill and they are the only father-son duo to win the F1 drivers' title.

Born September 17, 1960, Hill has had 122 Grand Prix entries, 22 wins, 42 podiums, 20 poles and 19 fastest laps in his career which lasted from 1992-99. The death of his father in a plane crash in 1975 left the 15-year-old in drastically reduced circumstances and Hill worked as a labourer and motorcycle courier to support his education.

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