Renowned marathon maestro, Milind Soman, has etched another glorious chapter in his illustrious career by becoming the esteemed ambassador for the Sydney Marathon 2023. This globally acclaimed event weaves through the iconic landmarks of Sydney, offering runners a mesmerizing journey past the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House.
On September 17, 2023, accompanied by his wife Ankita Konwar, Milind Soman embarked on the challenging 42-kilometer run, showcasing not only his exceptional athleticism but also his deep cultural pride. As he triumphantly crossed the finish line, Milind’s trademark gesture of waving the Triganga resonated as a symbol of personal victory and a poignant moment of pride for the Indian community. Milind Soman’s association with the 2023 Sydney Marathon not only underscores his enduring dedication to the sport but also highlights the event’s global significance on the marathon calendar, as a Candidate Race for the prestigious AbbottWMM.
Supported by the NSW Government and managed by Pont3, the Sydney Marathon is owned by Athletics Australia. It is further backed by Destination NSW, the government’s tourism and major events agency.
During their time in Sydney, Milind and Ankita immersed themselves in the sights of the harborside city, including an overnight stay at the renowned Taronga Zoo. At the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, an eco-retreat overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, the couple relished an Australian-inspired menu at the on-site restaurant, Me-Gal. Their visit also included intimate encounters with iconic Australian wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas, as well as insights into Taronga’s conservation efforts for endangered species.