“I want to be in the record book every year”- Limca Record holder Amar Subba
Gangtok, April 21, 2012
“This is just a beginning and there are lots in the pipeline” said Sikkim’s Marathon man Amar Subba interacting with isikkim.com on Thursday.
Subba was recently felicitated by the West District Administration on April 16 in a programme organized at Cherry village resorts at Darap. The Area MLA PL Subba along with the District Collector Santa Pradhan did the honour to Subba who has been successful in jotting down in the Limca Books of Records by running 440kms in high altitude in seven days of time.
Subba who ran solo high altitude marathon on 17th January 2011 had sent all the necessary documents to the office of the Limca Records at Delhi. The jury scrutinized the record and Subba name has been selected in the 2012 audition of the record book.
Subba said that sooner he will be launching the videos of the run which he himself shot in couple of occasion at different places. “On May I am planning for another record i.e. to run more than 200 kms in 24 hours in high altitude” said Subba. Adding on it he said that he is patience and ready to take any kind of risk for upbringing the name and fame of the state and the country. “I would like to compete with the world repute athletes” quoted Subba.
The 45 years old said that there have been no records of the Indians in the high altitude. Informing on Everest expedition he said that one of his friend Ansujana Pempa who trained under and with him had successfully scaled Mt. Everest 2 times within 10 days. “If I too get the chance (Everest), which is my dream I promise that I will make a distinct record” said Subba. ‘I will be using all the training that I got in the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)’ he said.
Just like there are prestigious awards in the country Subba has wished for the prestigious adventure award, the Tenzing Norgay Award. He said that he will be focus to it and try to be in the record book every year.