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Why do anything?

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Why do anything?

In life you reach a point where you stop feeling... yes feeling anything. No pain, no fear, no anger, no joy, no disgust, no trust or mistrust, no anticipation, no surprise, no sadness, no thirst, no hunger, no depression, no hate, no love, no nothing. But you have to go through all of them and much more, literally to abysmally lows and higher than highest highs to get there. And then you suddenly realise that nothing matters. You and everything else around you is simply insignificant.

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La Ultra - The High special podcast

La Ultra - The High special podcast

To know all about the 2016 edition of La Ultra - The High, listen to this special edition of Move-Mint running podcast. 

Kieren Dsouza

Kieren Dsouza

Kieren Dsouza, the name you need to remember in ultra running world. 

This kid is going to make India proud in Ultra Running.

The Ultra Couple

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The Ultra Couple

Alex (Germany) & Dunya (Behrain), a couple changed by ultra running. 

Dunya and Alex left behind an unhealthy life of well-rounded smokers, and picked up running in 2009 and ultra running in 2014. Now the changed couple are running La Ultra - The High for the second year.

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Mark the Monk at La Ultra - The High

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Mark the Monk at La Ultra - The High

Mark is a complete ultra runner having two extreme aspects to him, one that of extremely competitive athlete but on the other a monk of a runner. He's running 333km at La Ultra - The High for the third time.

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Jovica Spajic (333)

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Jovica Spajic (333)

Jovica, the Serbian wolf is running 333km at La Ultra - The High, is from the special forces back home. For him, running races has a deeper meaning and purpose than just records on paper.

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Nahila (Chile / Mexico)

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Nahila (Chile / Mexico)

Nahila (Chile / Mexico) a 222km participant of La Ultra - The High, is the first women to cross Atacama Desert, 1230 Km in 23 days and first women to complete ‘5 continents Grand Slam’. She finished the Badwater Ultra (2013) in 36:17:13. 

She also happens to be the first lady to officially finish 111km at La Ultra - The High. 

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Iron-man at La Ultra

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Iron-man at La Ultra

La Ultra on NHK (Japanese national TV): Ryoichi Sato (52 yrs) participated in the 4th edition of La Ultra - The High, is 74th ultra. Just 2 months before the run, he got a pacemaker implanted. He has had back problems for last 23 years. During this run, his knees were bothering him to the extent of stopping him from continuing.

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La Ultra - The High journey

La Ultra - The High (www.thehigh.in) is the cruelest & highest altitude ultra marathon out there. It's held in Leh-Ladakh region in the Indian Himalayas. A total distance of 333 km have to be covered on foot in a time period of 72 hours, crossing three of the highest mountain passes all above 17,400 ft.

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Trailer of 2nd documentary on La Ultra - The High

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Trailer of 2nd documentary on La Ultra - The High

Six runners from around the globe join to take on the high altitude ultra-marathon that is becoming known as one of the toughest races on earth. In their efforts to complete the 137-mile course, over two of the highest motorable passes in the world they will fend off pulmonary edema, hypothermia, and fatigue and between each of them only one can finish first but all will suffer, in ULTRA HIGH.

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Work in progress: 2012 course

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Work in progress: 2012 course

"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all." - David Livingstone That's what La Ultra - The High (www.thehigh.in) is about?

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Making a Dangerous event Difficult

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Making a Dangerous event Difficult

At La Ultra - The High, I try to make a Dangerous event Difficult. But most humans suffer from the 'Immortal till we die' syndrome. Rules up there are for the safety of the runners. That is my first priority. I would never ever compromise on that. 

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Leap of Faith

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Leap of Faith

Sometimes you need to take the leap of faith. In 2010, it was my very first time in Leh. I simply had a calling. La Ultra - The High needed to be done. Here is a slideshow showing our journey from first time in Leh to getting to start line of La Ultra - The High.

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