Kathmandu, May 29
Phurba Tamang clinched the 10th edition of the Tenzing Hillary Mt. Everest Marathon on Tuesday in Namche Bazar.
Tamang completed the journey of the 42 km distance within 3 hours, 41 minutes and 31 seconds. The marathon was started from (top of the world ) Everest Base Camp situated at an altitude of 5,363 meters and ended in Namche Bazar (3440 m).
Kumar Raj Bhandari satisfied in the second place completing his race within 3 hours, 54 minutes and 51 seconds while the defending champions Sudip Kulung trailed at the third position with the time of 4 hours and 54 seconds.
Along with the title Tamang has also bagged home the $ 1000 prize money whereas Kumar Raj Bhandari and Kulung have pocketed cash of $ 500 and $ 300 respectively.
Meanwhile, Tempe Cadwell of United Stage of America (USA) finished first in the half marathon with the time of 2 hours 55 minutes and 39 seconds whereas Anthony Hull of Australia satisfied in the second spot by completing his destination in 3 hours 12 minutes and 12 second and Juseph Kurt Kowalchuck timed 3 hours 37 minutes and 8 seconds to finish at the third. The first, second and third position holders bagged the $500, $300 and $ 200 as prize money respectively.
Similarly, Aang Futi Sherpa of Nepal won the title of female category. Sherpa finished her race in 5 hours 14 minute and 44 second while Mingma Lama finished in second place by completing her journey in 5 hours 15 minutes and 56 second whereas Tashi Jangmu Sherpa satisfied himself in the third place.
Similarly, James Scott of USA won under the foreigner category. James finished his race in 5 hours 38 minutes and 22 second while Rayan Wolfarn of USA satisfied in the second place by completed his race in 5 hours 48 minute and 7 second.
Over 160 national and international runners took part in the marathon that is held annually at the highest altitude of the world, the organizer Himalaya Expeditions and co-convener Adventure Sports Nepal informed through a press statement.
The Marathon has been organizing to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mt Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.