Harsh weather and high altitudes are just a couple of reasons why the Manali-Leh road has been featured among the toughest highways in the world. The highway is buried under heavy snow for more than half the year, opening every year in June up to October. The above- 4000m average elevation and available oxygen levels as low as 40% at the multiple passes on this route make running a serious challenge that requires intensive training.
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Covering the entire 480km on foot at such high altitude is definitely not for the weak of will
The first edition saw athletes battling inhospitable conditions of the Manali-Leh highway to run 05 marathons on 05 consecutive days.