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6th Kargil International Marathon 2023 held successfully


6th Kargil International Marathon 2023 held successfully


Kargil, Sep 18, 2023: The 6th Kargil International Marathon-2023, a two-day event concluded today at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium, Biamathang, Kargil and saw an enthusiastic turnout of runners.


The annual event was aimed to draw attention to Kargil’s tourism potential, promoting it as a must-visit destination on tourist map and it was an opportunity for runners, enthusiasts, and tourists to experience scenic beauty, rich culture and hospitality that Kargil has to offer.


The theme for this year’s marathon was “Run for Hundurman.” This theme underscores promotion of border tourism and showcasing the enchanting village of Hundurman in Kargil as a destination worth exploring for both domestic and international tourists.


On the concluding day of the 6th Kargil International Marathon 2023, there were two categories including boys and girls under age group of U-18 and U-16. The participants of U-18 had to cover a distance of 3 km while U-16 had to cover a distance of 2 km.


Simultaneously, the Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium in Biamathang served as the starting and finishing point for all races. Racers were commended for their outstanding performances and honored with medals and certificates as tokens of appreciation.


In covering 3 km in boy’s category U-18, Jaffar Ali, Mohammad Amin and Sadiq Ali bagged first, second and third positions respectively.


Similarly, in girl’s category U -18 Ruqiya Bano, Zareena Bano and Zehra Batool bagged first, second and third positions respectively.


In covering 2 km in boy’s category, U -16, Asif Ali, Mohammad Zairy and Irfan Haidary bagged first, second and third positions respectively.


Similarly, for 2 km race of girls U-16, Zehra Batool, Zabioun Nissa and Tohira Bano bagged first, second and third positions respectively.


Various departments coordinated to ensure all necessary arrangements at Biamathang stadium and other essential locations, contributing to the overall success of the event in coordination with Sarhad Pune and other stakeholders.


The central organizing committee consisting 16 members from District Administration, Ladakh Police and Sarhad Pune under the overall supervision of ADC, Kargil was constituted for the Marathon which was also recognized by Athletics Federation India, New Delhi and AIM, World Athletics, New York.


The Marathon was supported by Arham Foundation, Pune, co-sponsored by Suhana, 8 Mountain Division and AKTTA.


The registration for marathon was started from March 02, 2023 and was open for local, national and international participants. The event was a collaborative effort of all involved in showcasing Kargil’s unique charm and attracting visitors from all corners of the globe.


On the second consecutive day, the marathon was flagged off by chief guest Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Shrikant Suse in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Ghulam Mohi-ud-In Wani. Besides Chief Controller of Finance Kargil Iftikhar Hussain, Chief Planning Officer Kargil, Abdul Hadi, Deputy SP (DAR) Stenzin Dorjey, President Arham Foundation and Chief Coordinator Sarhad Kargil International Marathon, Vasant Gokhale, Race Director, Sumant Waikar, Technical Director, Anuj Nahar, Trustee Sarhad, Suyog Gundecha, Coordinator Sarhad Kargil International Marathon, Kargil Gaurav Awardees, officials of Indian Army, Ladakh Police, Departments like DYSSO, DIPR Kargil, Health, PHE, Horticulture, Education, Cooperatives, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, RD&PRD, Fisheries, Tourism, MC Kargil, AKTTA, Handloom, NYK, officials of SAI, district officers, and officials from other concerned departments, Ladakh Olympic Association, Kargil Olympic Association, Humas Uplifment Drass, athletes, runners, sports persons and general public were present at the event.

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