Published On: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

Ultra-Marathon runner, Raj Vadgama gears up for LA Ultra

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Vadgama to run 222 kms in 48 hours


Bengaluru, August 07, 2017: Raj Vadgama, a Marathon Coach, Limca Book Record Holder & Founder of Xtreme Sports India, is at the forefront of India’s running and fitness revolution. Sports and fitness enthusiast, Raj has now set his sight on completing 222 kms in a span of 48 hours at LA Ultra which is scheduled on August 17, 2017.

Raj, a globally acclaimed Indian runner has carved a niche for himself in the international fitness industry over the last three decades. Raj’s upcoming challenge, LA Ultra is arguably the toughest ultra-marathon run in the world as the average altitude for running is about 17500 feet. It crosses two passes i.e. Khardungla (18380 ft) and La Wari (17500 ft). At LA Ultra, Raj will be running in temperatures fluctuating from 40 Degree C hot to MINUS 6/10 C cold in matter of 6 hours. Depending on the altitude, the atmospheric pressure will also reduce to 50 per cent of what it is at sea level which will affect his oxygen intake.

By successfully completing LA Ultra, Raj will redefine the limits of human endurance and mental & physical endurance. Raj’s run at LA Ultra is powered by Edelweiss Group, India’s leading diversified financial services firm.

Commenting on this, Raj said, “I strongly believe when you’re determined to achieve your goal, you’re already half way there. I am looking forward to run at the LA Ultra and completing 222 kms successfully.”

Raj Vadgama is the first Indian who has successfully completed “Bharathon 10000″, an ultra-marathon across India, covering  9,902 kms in 165 days at an average 60 km per day, making it the first and the longest self supported cross country run, for which he is awarded by the LIMCA Book of Records for creating this National Record. Raj has also recently completed 160 kms at the Kargil International Marathon in 28.30 hours. Over the last 3 decades, Raj has successfully completed several ultra marathons across India and has achieved multiple recognitions for the same.

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