Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Great Tibetan marathon finish & start line pictures
I ran the entire marathon with the hat. It would have been impossible to run without it (caps are just not good enough, you need total protection, plus ofcourse a good pair of sun glasses). The sun was very harsh, thanks to the high altitude and clear sky (there is zero atmospheric dust).
We were given Medals immediately after we crossed the finishline, which made things really special. My whole body was aching thanks to the hammering from the terrain & the mid-day sun.
Detailed Leh map (not to scale)
The start line at Hemis monastery
The finish line at stok monastery. Me along with Jiten (from organising team), Sandeep & Nagarajan