Tuesday, March 28

Ladakh sets record for “The Highest Frozen Lake Half Marathon”


Leh: The Union Territory of Ladakh holds many records and once again it has registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Records by holding its first-ever 21-kilometre trail running event at Pangong Tso at 13,862 feet.

With this feat, Ladakh has become the place of highest frozen lake half marathon in the world.

As per reports, the 700-square-kilometre Pangong Lake, which spans the international boundary between India and China, freezes at temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius and around 75 participants ran for this four hours long marathon which started from Lukung and ended at Maan village with 75 participants.

The marathon, termed “The Last Run,” was organised by the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh (ASFL), the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) of Leh, the Ladakh Tourism Department (TDL), and the Leh district administration. The goal of the event was to make people more aware of climate change and how important it is to protect the Himalayas.

The purpose of the marathon was to highlight the issue of climate change is now in Guinness World Records as the World’s Highest Frozen Lake Half Marathon.


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