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Ladakh Marathon 2017: 6000 runners finish the highest challenge
By Stanzin Dasal, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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\r\nRunning at the highest, around 6000 runners from 27 countries participated in Ladakh Marathon, 6th edition which was held in 4 different categories was concluded on September 10 at NDS Ground, Leh.\r\n
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\r\nThe marathon was organized by Rimo Expeditions, a travel company with the support of J&K Tourism, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh and Bisleri, recognized by Association of International Marathon and Distant Races (AIMS).\r\n
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\r\nThe marathon was categorized in four major events, Khardong la Challenge (72 km), Full Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21 km) and Run for Fun (7 km).\r\n
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\r\nThe Khardong la Challenge was concluded on September 9 in which all the top three titles was taken by the athlete of Ladakh Scouts.  Shabir Hussain with 06:23:50:26 timing stood first followed by Rigzin Nurboo with timing 06:25:29:32 and Tsering Stobgyas with 06:34:14:18 stood third. The cash price of ₹50, 000, ₹30, 000 and ₹20,000 was awarded respectively.\r\n
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\r\nApplauding the potential and skills of the youths of Ladakh in different sports, Chering Dorje, Minister for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs said, “We should feel proud of the youths who are representing the nation and are excelling in different fields. There is a need of motivation and respect to boost their will power and the ability to do more.”\r\n
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\r\nOrganizers of the marathon, Chewang Motup said, “We are very proud to conclude the 6th edition of Ladakh Marathon successfully. The participants are growing in numbers every year and we are very proud to see the performance of our youths.”\r\n
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\r\n“The main aim of the marathon is to bring Ladakh in the mainstream among the national and international athletes and also to provide a platform for the young runners of the Ladakh region”, he added.\r\n
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\r\nThe winners of full and half marathon are:\r\n
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\r\n Full Marathon 42 km Men Category \r\n

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\r\n Shabir Hussain \r\n

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\r\n 3:06:07\r\n

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\r\n First\r\n

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\r\n Manzoor Hussain \r\n

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\r\n 3:07:56\r\n

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\r\n Second\r\n

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\r\n Jigmet Nurboo \r\n

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\r\n 3:14:56\r\n

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\r\n Women Category\r\n

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\r\n Jigmet Dolma\r\n

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\r\n Tsetan Dolkar\r\n

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\r\n Sonam Chuskit \r\n

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\r\n 3:56:08\r\n

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\r\n Half Marathon 21 km Men Category\r\n

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\r\n Nawang Tsering \r\n

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\r\n Khadim Hussain\r\n

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\r\n 1:22:39\r\n

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\r\n Jigmet Stobdan\r\n

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\r\n 1:23:01\r\n

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\r\n Women Category\r\n

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\r\n Stanzin Chondol\r\n

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\r\n Tashi Landol\r\n

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\r\n Disket Dolma\r\n

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\r\n Ladakh marathon was first started in the year 2012 with the message, “Ladakh is back and running” after the 2010 flash flood. Since then, every year the marathon takes place with the participant increasing manifold.\r\n
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\r\nLadakh Marathon is one such platform for the youths of Ladakh to realize their dreams and potential in competing at national and international challenges.\r\n
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