Sunday September 8th, 2019
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon
Ladakh Marathon is a unique opportunity for runners from around India and the world to run with local Ladakhis through an ancient Buddhist kingdom grappling with the rapid changes of today. The historic capital of Leh, the stunning vistas as you cross the Indus River and the dramatic climb up to the Khardung La from Nubra will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran Ladakh, the world’s highest marathon. It is an annual event that takes place in LEH during the month of September.
Being certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), it has put the event on the global marathon calendar. Khardung La Challenge, one of the four races of the event, is now the world’s highest and among the toughest ultra marathons, that is attracting some of the best runners from across the globe.
|2nd Male||3:16:46||Ajaz Hussain||27||India|
|3rd Male||3:24:06||Jigmath Kunzang||26||India|
|4th Male||3:29:52||Nawaz Hussain||30||India|
|2nd Female||3:52:06||Tsetan Dolkar||20||India|
|3rd Female||4:50:28||Sweta Kadian||31||India|
|4th Female||5:05:03||Namgyal Lhamo||29||India|
Running a Marathon is itself a challenge but running the LADAKH MARATHON is even a greater challenge. A tough race at a high altitude, the Ladakh Marathon is not for those with no experience but for those who have had dedicated themselves to several months of training.
Individuals new to running should begin with a shorter distance and then move up. If you are a serious long distance runner this will be one race that will be a “must do” and one that you will always remember and be talking about for a long time to come.