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Shabir wins Ultra Marathon of 6th Ladakh Marathon
Rigzin and Tsering get 2nd and 3rd rank, two day mega event concludes


Leh(Ladakh), September 11, (Scoop News)-Breaking his own previous record timing this time, Shabir Hussain, has emerged as the winner of ultra marathon run –‘Khardungla Challenge’ , a part of 6th Ladakh Marathon on Saturday by covering 71.2 km in 06:23:50:26 duration.

Shabir (No 115) was followed by Rigzin Narboo (No 114) with timing 06: 25: 29:32 and Tsering Stobgyas (No 9116) with timing 06:34:14:18 stood third and, surprisingly, all of them belonged to Ladakh Scouts. Besides citations, the winners were also paid cash rewards of rupees 50,000, 30,000 and 20, 000 respectively.
71.2 km long Ultra Marathon, the Khardungla Challenge (18,380 ft) over world’s highest motorable road was held on Saturday.

An annual event since 2012 is being organized by Rimo Expedition in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and Bisleri (a popular mineral water brand) besides in alliance with Association of International Marathon and Distant Races, the later has helped the region to gain global recognition for holding such mega events.

Hundreds of excited participants including tourists from nearly two dozen countries joined the two day event on Saturday and Sunday in four different categories which included full marathon (41.1 km). half marathon (21.1 km) and the Run for Fun (7 km).

Expressing satisfaction, the organizers conveyed their appreciation to all those who were involved, directly or indirectly, in the mega event.

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