Sunday, August 3, 2008

Results of Great Tibetan Marathon 2008 and next GTM on July 18, 2009

It was quite an exciting Great Tibetan Marathon (GTM) this year on July 19, 2008. This year the marathon was a lot bigger and better, the full marathon participants increased from 32 in 2007 (the year I participated) to 46 people this year. This includes Men and women participants. Quality of a marathon should be judged by the number of full marathon runners it attracts, and GTM has seen a quantum jump in registrations for the full marathon.

This year the mens winner finished in 3hrs 45mins, which is a lot slower than the mind blowing time set by Jan Peterson in 2007. He was really quick and he ran very effortlessly, it was almost as if the altitude did not just matter to him. It will be very difficult for someone to beat the time set by Jan, as the terrain and climate are quite hostile.

To view complete race results visit -
To view 2007 results for comparison -

This year again the organisers had four categories, full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km run. The organisers have also decide the date for the Great Tibetan Marathon (GTM) 2009 marathon. Its July 18, 2009 at Leh, Ladakh.

Since I was not able to make it this year, it would be really nice if runners of 2008 could post their comments on the blog, I will then update it on the blog, so that we all can make this event bigger in the coming year.

1 comment:

rajat said...

Hi Girish,

Interested in doing the Tibetan Marathon... wondering what is the cost, etc. Can we do this without linking up with a travel tour? Any idea about that?

Rajat (