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Indian Air Force personnel undertake Kargil to Kohima Ultra Marathon enroute Bagdogra

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The 32-member team of Indian Air Force will cover a distance of 4500 Kms

 

To pay tribute and remember the brave hearts who made the ultimate sacrifice of their own, promote spirit of adventure amongst air warriors, promote awareness for Pedestrian Safety , Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat, the personnel of the Indian Air Force are undertaking an ultra-marathon from Kargil War Memorial, Drass (J&K) to Kohima War Cemetery.

 

The team given a warm welcome by Air Cmde HS Sandhu AOC, 20 Wing along with the station personnel at Bagdogra

 

The 32-member team will cover a distance of 4500 km (approx). The expedition is being executed under the banner of “K2K, Kargil to Kohima – Glory Run” and was flagged off on 21 Sep 19 from Leh.

 

An ultramarathon is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi)

 

The team reached Air Force Station Bagdogra on 27 Oct 19 and was given a warm welcome by Air Cmde HS Sandhu AOC, 20 Wing along with the station personnel. The team bid adieu by air warriors with best wishes and glory for the future on 28 Oct 19. The team was cheered by air warriors who formed a human chain along the route.

 

The expedition is being executed under the banner of “K2K, Kargil to Kohima – Glory Run” and was flagged off on 21 Sep 19 from Leh

 

To motivate the team and to showcase camaraderie and team spirit, 15 air warriors from the Air Force Station ran along with the team for a distance of 6 Kms.

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