Furwa wins Everest Marathon

SOLUKHUMBHU: The seventh Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, the world’s highest altitude marathon organised on Friday to mark the first ascent on the world’s tallest peak, was won by 21 year old Furwa Tamang of Lukla. He was runner up in last year's competition. The 42km long marathon starts from 5356 metre Mount Everest Base Camp to 3400 metre Namche Bazzar.

Furwa completed the distance in 3 hours 40 minutes 47 seconds whereas his elder brother Ram Kumar Tamang finished second in 4 hours 7 minutes 2 seconds. Sudeep Kulung of Gudel finished third just 2 minutes behind him with a time of 4 hours 9 minutes 48 seconds. Due to injury, three-time champion Deepak Rai did not participate.

120 participants including 52 foreigners participated in the seventh edition of the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon.