World’s highest marathon, Sunuwar from Nepal wins

May 30 2016 02:32 PM
World’s highest marathon, Sunuwar from Nepal wins

Bed Bahadur Sunuwar, a Nepalese soldier won the world’s highest marathon in the snow-covered foothills of Mount Everest.

The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon kicked off from the Everest base camp at a height of 5,364 metres (17,598 feet), with finishing line about 2,000 metres below in the town of Namche Bazaar.

The marathon, which was initiated in 2003, is meant to mark the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.

Bahadur, was among the 150 local and foreign runners in the race, completed a challenging 42-kilometre run in just four hours and 10 seconds.

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