Mount Everest Marathon: Nepali Soldier Wins & Made a Record: A Nepali soldier, Bed Bahadur Sunuwar has won the world’s highest Mount Everest marathon. He was one of them among 150 local and foreign runners in the race.
Bed Bahadur Sunwar, the winner of Mount Everest Maraton completed his challenging 42-kilometre record with Four Hours and ten minutes, BBC reported.
Mount Everest Marathon
The Mount Everest Maraton was started in 2003 for the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.
The Runners started their race at 07:00 local time. Totally, 150 runners have participated in this Marathon.
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 Nepali was the winner of 2015 and 2016. Nearly, 30 local runners were joined along with the 130 foreigners including US, UK, China and Australia.
This is the first climbing season on Everest after two seasons hit by disasters – an avalanche that killed 16 mountain guides in 2014, and a fatal earthquake in 2015.
The race also saw many runners gasp for breath because of the shortage of oxygen at the base camp.
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