Mumbai, Jan 16 (Agencies): After running the show in the first seven years with the event's promoters Procam International, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) kept away from today's 8th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon by declaring it as "unauthorised".

"It's an unauthorised event and we had informed all concerned of this matter. We will decide at our AGM to be held soon what to do with those who took part in it," AFI's working president Adille Sumariwalla told PTI today.

The USD 325,000 race saw a clean sweep by Ethiopians in the women's section and a 1-2 sweep in the men's with Koren Yal and her compatriot Girma Assefa winning the respective titles by dipping under the existing course records.

Former national sprint champion and Olympian Sumariwalla, however, denied that the issue of declaring the event unauthorised this year was taken because of a spat with organisers Procam Internattional over enhanced capitation fee that the AFI had demanded.

"It is not true. Of course they were paying capitation fees to us for running the marathon in Mumbai, half marathon in Delhi and 10k road race event in Bangalore. They did not ask for our permission, like they had done in previous years, to run the event this year and that's why we declared it as unauthorised," said Sumariwalla.

Sumariwalla's view contradicted that of the organisers, who have said that the spat between them and AFI was over the increased capitation fee payment that was demanded by the federation.