Pune youth becomes first Indian to complete ‘La Ultra The High’ marathon
Ashish Kasodekar, a youth hailing from Pune, has become the first Indian to complete the 555 kms long ‘La Ultra The High’ marathon in Ladakh.
This marathon is also known as the cruellest marathon of the world. This event is organised every year in Ladakh and for the latest edition, the distance of the marathon was extended to 555 kms from 333 kms.
Five people participated in the marathon and among five, two were Indians. The total journey of the marathon had to be completed in five and a half days.
The participants had to pass five mountains with almost 1700 feet height.
“Since there are multiple challenges one has to go through, the task was difficult and this whole marathon is called as the cruellest marathon of the world,” Kasodekar told ANI.
“The 555 km marathon was organised for the first time and I am the first and only Indian to complete it. I had participated earlier in the 333 kms marathon so I was mentally prepared for it but I had to prepare myself to have 4 hours of sleep and then run for the whole day,” he added.
Ashish had started running in a marathon in 2014 and now after 5 years he has completed 555 kms run and this comes as a big achievement for the man.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The family of nomads had been living in a ramshackle shed covered with tarpaulin and polythene in a forest area of Devsar in Kulgam district.
- Vaccination officers complained that the Co-WIN portal was slow in responding that made uploading information on it time consuming and tedious.
- The turnout rate dropped on Monday as Co-WIN glitches continued.
- The Election Commission team will hold meetings with the senior bureaucrats and police officers including state chief secretary and police chief to know about security arrangements.
- The police claimed that the article openly endorsed revolutionary ideologies and activities.
- In a letter to CM's private secretary, he offered to donate his three-room newly constructed house in Balitutha village of coastal Jagatsinghpur district to Odisha police.
- Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and Japan’s ambassador Satoshi Suzuki signed the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on Monday.
- The controversy around 'Tandav' has triggered demands that the government quickly enact a law to regulate content on OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
- On January 12, after two days of deliberation, the Supreme Court had suspended the pro-reforms farm laws approved by Parliament in September.
- The exercise has been codenamed 'Desert Knight 21'.
- Nitish Kumar had said earlier that the BJP was still to hand over the list of probable candidates to be included in the cabinet.