The 13th South Asian Games gold medal winner, triathlon athlete Sony Gurung has been appointed as brand ambassador of the Extreme World Tour Triathlon. "We chose Sony Gurung as the brand ambassador of the event as she is an iconic player," said Ricky Yonjan, Race Director of Himalayan Extreme.

Co-Race Director Rikesh Yonjan handed over gears to the Nepal APF Club athlete. Gurung will also take part in the event scheduled for May 7 next year in Pokhara. The organisers, Himalayan Extreme said around 100 athletes from around the world will take part in the first such event in Nepal.

The participating athletes will compete in three events - 3.5km swimming in Fewa Lake, 180km cycling and 43km running. Extreme Triathlon is popular in European countries and it is being organised for the first time in Nepal.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 09, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.