Athletes to depart

LALITPUR: Veteran athletes Ram Krishna Maharjan and Dharma Maharjan are on Tuesday leaving for the Netherlands to take part in two different races.

Ram Krishna will compete in Rotterdam Marathon slated for April 9, while Dharma will take part in the 60km Ultra De Zesting Van Texel to be held on April 17.

National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista and South Asian Games record holder marathon runner Baikuntha Manandhar bade farewell to the athletes on Sunday.