Ladakh made history by successfully accessory its first 21km run in sub-zero temperatures at 13,862ft in Pangong Tso. He set a Guinness World Record for a half-test of endurance on the world's highest frozen lake.
The four-hour marathon recently started in Lukung and ended in Maan village, with none of the 75 participants injured. Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, Leh District Development Officer, reported the same. To raise awareness of climate change and the need to preserve the Himalayas, the half-marathon was given the moniker "Final Run." The first-ever Pangong frozen lake half marathon has now been formally entered in the Guinness Book of World Records, Suse revealed in further explanation.
He clarified that in addition to raising environmental consciousness among participants through sports, the goal of this marathon was to encourage sustainable winter travel in border villages in eastern Ladakh and improve livelihood prospects for the locals, particularly during the winter months. The marathon was flagged off by Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC (Leh) Tashi Gyalson. Five energy stations were set up along the route, along with medical teams, energy drinks, oxygen support, and mobile ambulances.
According to reports, each participant had a medical check to determine their fitness for running and a six-day acclimatization period in compliance with the district administration's SOPs.