Kargil International Marathon concludes

Participants during the Kargil International Marathon on Monday. -Excelsior/Basharat Ladakhi
Participants during the Kargil International Marathon on Monday. -Excelsior/Basharat Ladakhi

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KARGIL, Sept 19: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan flagged off the 5th edition of Kargil International Marathon, organized by LAHDC Kargil in association with Ladakh Police, Sarhad-Pune and District Administration Kargil at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Biamathang, here today.
The CEC was the chief guest. The pre-recorded special message of Chief of Army Staff General, Manoj Pande was played on the occasion.
Advisor to LG Ladakh Umang Narula, Secretary Youth Services and Sports Ravinder Kumar Dangi, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, SSP Kargil Anayat Ali Chaudhary, Councilor/Chairman Sub Committees Kargil International Marathon Syed Abass Razvi, Founder Sarhad Pune Sanjay Nahar, Technical Director Sumant Waikar and many others were present during the event.
This year’s theme for the marathon was “Run for Apricot”, wherein 1700 participants from Ladakh and across the country took part which was held in four different categories including 42 km, 21 km, 10 km and 5 km.
The 42 km race commenced with the special message by Chief of the Army Staff and his representative Col. KK Venkat Rammana flagged off the 42 km race in presence of DC Santosh, family of martyrs Fatah Mohd, Zulfiqar Ali and Kargil Gaurav Awardee. Similarly, the 10 km race, under men and women category, was flagged off by the Advisor to LG and Secretary YS&S Ravinder Kumar Dangi flagged off half marathon, besides CEC Khan flagged off the 5 km race under men category.
Meanwhile, the start and finish point of all races was the Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Biamathang where participants were appreciated for showing their performance in the marathon and were felicitated with medals and certificates.