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Race Report: World's Highest Ultra Marathon @ 17,700 feet!

manasij
Joined: 05 Jul 2010
Posts: 2
India
Posted: Tue 17 Aug 2010 03:54 am GMT   topTop
Hi Folks,

Recently the World's Highest Ultra-Marathon (La Ultra - The High) was organized.
It was a crazy race with an average altitude of 13,500 feet.
The runners crossed 222 km of arid Himalayan Cold Desert of Ladakh, India by going over the two highest roads in the world both close to 18,000 feet.
British Ultra runner Mark Cockbain won the event in 48 hours 50 minutes.
Read the race report (each of the 3 days' individual reports) to gauge the scale of this amazing ultra.

Race Report day 1= http://manasij.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/race-report-1/

Race Report day 2= http://manasij.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/race-report-2/

Race Report day 3= http://manasij.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/race-report-3/

Cheers,
Manasij
backcountryrunner
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 188
Utah, United States
Posted: Tue 17 Aug 2010 07:08 pm GMT   topTop
Wow - Very interesting! ... thanks for sharing the story.