Pune’s runner successfully completed the 333 km “La Ultra” marathon
Pune’s Ashish Kasodekar (age 47) successfully completed the 333 km “La Ultra” marathon, passing through the Tanglang line in Nubra valley. After crossing the final line, he flagged the tricolor. He completed 333 km in Three days that means 111 kilometers every day.
“La Ultra” is the toughest marathon known in the world. This is because of the three highest passes and valleys in the world. The ratio of oxygen in this region is less than 60% at an elevation above 17400 feet above sea level. Therefore, this race is considered to be a symbol of human emotions. This year the marathon was organized between August 23 and August 26. On the 23rd August, at six in the evening, marathon started from Sumur village in the Nubra valley. The total of 51 runners started running 222 and 111 km along with 5 runners of 333 km participants. The distance of 111 kilometers completed by all the runners in 20 hours, and 222 kilometers in 48 hours. While passing the distance of 111 km, the runners had to cross Khardung crossing the world’s tallest ridge. And then only five runners started to complete another 333-km-long phase. He became the third Indian and the first Punekar to be complete the marathon after Delhi’s Munish and Mandeep.