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The ninth edition of the Himalayan Khardung la challenge 2022 concludes successfully in leh

200 participants ran for the 9th edition of the 72-kilometer-long Himalayan Khardung La Marathon with the objective of giving back to the Himalayas

The ninth edition of the 72-kilometer-long Himalayan Khardung La Challenge, the world’s highest Ultra Marathon came to a close on September 9, also celebrated as Himalayan Day.

The Marathon was jointly organized by Himalayan, the premium mineral water brand from Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) and Ladakh Marathon to support the cause of protecting local communities affected by melting Himalayan glaciers.

The finish point of the Marathon was the Leh Main Market while it kicked off from Khardung village.

Having received an overwhelming response from across the country, the prestigious marathon also witnessed a momentous response from local communities across Ladakh, who participated in the event with indomitable gusto.

“We are delighted with the success of the Himalayan Khardung La Challenge 2022 and are honored to be affiliated with a cause that supports our source, the Himalayas. We would like to express immense gratitude to the Ladakh Marathon for helping us take a step ahead and do our bit by partnering with them for the marathon. We are happy to have been able to contribute to the cause of melting glaciers in the Himalayas and supporting the local communities. By virtue of our pledge this year, we intend to help construct a reservoir to help the local communities who seem to be heavily impacted by the melting of the glaciers.”

Vikram Grover, MD, NourishCo Beverages Ltd, the liquid beverage arm of TCPL states,

“The Khardung La Marathon has seen tremendous success this year, thanks to the collective support of brand Himalayan, police, volunteers, military forces, and healthcare professionals. The 9th edition of the Khardung La challenge after the pandemic this year is brimming with renewed energy and vigor, and our overwhelming response has surpassed our expectations.”

Chewang Motup Goba, Founder & Race Director, Ladakh Marathon said,

The Marathon was run on the route from Khardung village and back to Leh City with nearly 200 participants. Deemed one of the most challenging marathons globally, The Khardung La Marathon also happens to be one of the world’s highest races starting at 17,618 feet.

While the marathon kicked off at 3 am and ended at 5 pm in the evening, hundreds of people gathered at the starting point and finish line to cheer and support the cause of protecting local communities affected by melting Himalayan glaciers in the Ladakh region.

Nawaz Hussain emerged as the winner of the challenge by touching the finish line in 6 hours 47 minutes and 20 seconds followed by Jigmet Stobdan who touched the finish line in 6 hours 56 minutes and 35 seconds while the second runner up Tsewang Kundan reached the finish line seconds apart at 6 hours 56 minutes and 39 seconds.

The three winners were felicitated by Tashi Gyalson, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh and the Ladakh Marathon team at the Leh Main city.

About Tata Consumer Products Limited

Tata Consumer Products Limited is a focused consumer products company uniting the principal food and beverage interests of the Tata Group under one umbrella.

The Company’s portfolio of products includes tea, coffee, water, RTD, salt, pulses, spices, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat offerings, breakfast cereals, snacks and mini meals.
Tata Consumer Products is the 2nd largest branded tea company in the world. Its key beverage brands include Tata Tea, Tetley, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Tata Coffee Grand, Himalayan Natural Mineral Water, Tata Water Plus and Tata Gluco Plus.
Its foods portfolio includes brands such as Tata Salt, Tata Sampann, Tata Soulfull and Tata Q and it has recently forayed into the premium Honey and Preserve category under its Himalayan brand.
In India, Tata Consumer Products has a reach of over 201 million households, giving it an unparalleled ability to leverage the Tata brand in consumer products. The Company has a consolidated annual turnover of ~Rs. 12,425 Crs with operations in India and International markets.
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