Fifty -year-old Taru Mateti, who works for Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd, completed the recently held Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon covering a distance of 42.1 km. Talking about her accomplishment, she said, “Running for such a long distance for the first time was surely a challenge. However, I had the confidence on the training that I had received and was determined to complete the run. I was concerned about my injury or cramps that would have caused a major hindrance.” Mateti had been preparing for the marathon since Jan 2013. In May, she joined Pune Marathoners Club, the group that does a variety of runs including sprint practice, hill repeats and long runs among others.