Indian Ultrarunner Sufiya Sufi is not any stranger to challenges. After getting into the Guinness Guide of World Data for the third time earlier this yr, Sufiya is now set for her subsequent problem — a run from Siachen Base to Kargil Warfare Memorial.
Calling it ‘The Tribute Run’, she is dedicating this problem to the Bravehearts of the Indian Military who’ve made unmatched sacrifices for our nation. The 7-day-long expedition will start at Siachen Warfare Memorial on July 17 and conclude at Kargil Warfare Memorial, on July 23, forward of the twenty third Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Through the 470 km lengthy expedition, Sufiya will navigate via tough terrain and hostile circumstances. The run will start at an altitude of 3400m, reaching as much as 5359m at Khardung La with oxygen ranges dropping 40 to 60 p.c and temperature dipping a lot beneath zero levels.
Commenting on her upcoming run, the Beneath Armour athlete mentioned, “Ever since I’ve taken up the self-discipline, I’ve labored repeatedly in the direction of pushing my limits and inspiring extra folks to take up operating.
“My upcoming run is particular and near my coronary heart and thru this run, I wish to pay tribute to the deeds of our troopers and their selfless service to our nation.”
“As I put together for this run, I’ve a terrific workforce, be it my coaches or Beneath Armour, who’ve supported and motivated me to take up each problem together with this expedition. I’ve put within the work coaching repeatedly for the previous 6 months.”
In 2018, Sufiya took up operating to interrupt away from her aviation job, to calm down and de-stress. Since then, she has entered the Guinness Guide of data 3 times and has set a number of benchmarks for ultrarunning in India.
She holds the data for overlaying the Manali-Leh stretch on foot within the yr 2022, the quickest time by a feminine to finish the Golden Quadrilateral in 2021, and the quickest lady to traverse from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 2019. Sufiya has been an Beneath Armour Athlete since her first massive achievement in 2020.