This Delhi-Based Woman Ran 480 Km From Manali To Leh In Just 6 Days Defying Knee Injury & Freezing Temperatures

by Suchismita Pal
This Delhi-Based Woman Ran 480 Km From Manali To Leh In Just 6 Days Defying Knee Injury & Freezing Temperatures

The Manali-Leh highway is one of the most breathtaking and toughest roads in India. But Delhi-based runner Sufiya Sufi had the thrill to conquer the road, defeating the hardest challenges. So, in six days, twelve hours and ten minutes, Sufiya completed her run of 480 kilometres from Manali to Leh and entered the world record. The 35-year-old ran as part of the Himalayan Ultra Run expedition defying a knee injury and freezing temperatures of -5°C to -10°C. On the passes that fall along the highway, the oxygen level dips to around 40% to 60%. Sufiya was the first-ever woman to attempt a run of 480 kilometres through the highway in 130 hours and she did it.

Sufiya Crossed Shaurya Chakra RCC, Himank Nakeela, Khardungla And the Baralachala Pass

To prep herself up for the journey, Sufiya did yoga, pranayam and more to boost her fitness and improve her lung power. On her way to Leh, she conquered Shaurya Chakra RCC, Himank Nakeela, Khardungla and the Baralachala Pass, all located above 15000 feet. Making a collage of the pictures from these points, Sufiya wrote in one of her Instagram posts, “Conquered them all…. Now ready for the challenge. Ready for the world record.”

Speaking about her Manali-Leh expedition, in another post, she wrote,  “This is what I am going to attempt in my next expedition. It will be my toughest run so far but as I believe it’s another opportunity for me to prepare for the next one.” In one of the posts, we see her running through a road between the river and the mountains. She has captioned the post as, “Because we’re loving every wonderful, horrible minute of this.”

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Sufiya Had Created World Records Earlier Too

This is not the first time Sufiya created a world record. Earlier, she had completed a 6000-kilometre run through the Golden Quadrilateral in India in a record time of 110 days and 23 hours. She also covered 4,000 kilometres from Kashmir to Kanyakumari is just a span of 87 days.

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This Indian daughter is definitely making our hearts swell with pride.