Everest Marathon on May 29

Everest Marathon on May 29
Everest Marathan

Everest Marathan 2018

The Himalayan Expedition, an organization promoting adventure sports in Nepal, is set to organize the 15th Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the Khumbu region on May 29.

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event held from Mt. Everest Base Camp, criss-crossing the high Sherpa trails of Khumbu valley on May 29th every year.

Everest Marathon

Everest Marathon 2018

This event celebrates the historical ascent on Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953.

Event Manager, Shikhar Pandey said that the marathon will see a total of 200 runners from 31 countries, including Japan in the east and Peru in the west.

“The marathon will feature three events – full marathon of 41.195 km, the ultra marathon of 60 km and the half marathon of 21 km,” Pandey said in Kathmandu.

According to him, the full marathon will have open, women and foreigners categories. The top three finishers in the open category will be awarded NRs 200,000 (approx US$2,000), NRs 100,000 (approx US$1,000) and NRs 75,000 (approx US$750).

Everest Marathon

Everest Marathon 2018

Likewise, the top three athletes in women category will get NRs 100,000 (approx US$1,000), NRs 75,000 (approx US$750) and NRs 50,000 (approx US$500) respectively. Similarly, the first, second and third finishers in foreigners section will get NRs 50,000 (approx US$500), NRs 35,000 (approx US$350), and NRs 25,000 (approx US$250) respectively.

According to the organizers, the top three athletes in ultra marathon will get cash prize of NRs 100,000 (approx US$1,000), NRs 75,000 (approx US$750) and NRs 50,000 (approx US$500) respectively.

Everest Marathon

Everest Marathon

The half marathon winners will get NRs 50,000 (approx US$500), NRs 35,000 (approx US$350) and NRs 25,000 (approx US$250) respectively.

The full marathon and ultra marathon will start from the Everest Base Camp at the altitude of 5,400m and end at Namche Bazaar, at the altitude of 3440m. Likewise, the Half Marathon will begin from Dingboche (altitude 4410m) and end at Namche Bazaar in Solukhumbu district in Nepal’s north-west.

Source: Tourismmail

Nepali runners dominate Everest Marathon

Nepali runners dominate Everest Marathon

Suman Kulung and Nirkala Rai have won the men’s and women’s category of Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon held in the Everest Region on Monday.

Kulung, who ferries loads of trekkers between Lukla and Everest Base Camp, completed the 42.195 kilometers race in 3:43:57 hours. The 26-year-old Kulung had secured third position in last year’s marathon. Similarly, Nepal Army athletes Surendra Basnet and Bed Bahadur Sunuwar secured second and third positions, respectively, with the timing of 3:52:8 hours and 4:5:40 hours.

The highest marathon in the world begins from the Everest Base Camp (5,300 meters) and concludes at Namche Bazaar (3,450 meters).

Everest Marathon 2017

Everest Marathon 2017

The event is organized every year on May 29 to commemorate the first ascent of Mt Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary back in 1953.

Similarly, Nirkala clinched the women’s title with the timing of 4:51:33 hours. Purnima Rai and Dawa Doma Sherpa finished in the second and third positions, respectively, completing the marathon in 5:07:26 hours and 5:37:43 hours. All the three ladies are from Solukhumbu district.

The top three finishers in both categories became richer by Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively.

Everest Marathon 2017

Everest Marathon 2017

Pitor Hercog of Poland won the foreigner’s category with the timing of 4:38:22 hours. Robert Celinski, also from Poland, clocked 4:48:48 hours to secure second position, while French runner Fabrice Arman stood third with the timing of 5:28:30 hours.

Meanwhile, Nepal Army athletes clean swept the 60 km ultra-marathon. Tirtha Bahadur Tamang secured first position clocking 6:38:56 hours, while Mohan Dev Joshi (7:18:16 hours) and Purna Tamang (7:30:00 hours) secured second and third positions, respectively.

The top three finishers in the ultra and foreigner’s categories were given equal amount of Rs 100,000 Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000.

The event was organized by Himalayan Expeditions.

Source: Travelpress