Yeti Duathlon

KATHMANDU: The Extreme World Challenge, a UK-based adventure Sports Company, is organsing the KONA “Land of the Yeti” Duathlon competition on October 29 to November 2. Organised in association with the Nepal Cycling Association, the event begins with 30km running from Sorak Shep to Namche Bazar on October 29 and ends with a 47km ride to Jiri. The organisers are aiming to make it a biannual event. — HNS

Baidhya duo depart

KATHMANDU: A two-member team of chief coach Niwas Gopal Baidhya and senior coach Dilendra Govinda Baidhya on Sunday left for Japan to participate in the 30th International Conference and Referee Clinic, Kata Seminar and Grading of International Shotokan Federation to be held in Tokyo from October 23-25. Acting Member Secretary of National Sports Council Bhumishwor Dhakal bade farewell to the team. — HNS

Marathon on Nov 1

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Athletics Club is organising the third International Open Marathon on November 1. The race will start from Basantapur and go through Lalitpur and Bhaktapur before culminating at Basantapur. The organisers have also included 5-km races for boys and girls. — HNS

Bajracharya to leave

KATHMANDU: President of Nepal Judo Association Deepak Harsha Bajracharya is leaving for Thailand on Monday to participate in the special assembly of International Judo Federation to be held in Bangkok on October 22. Bajracharya is also the member of IJF’s Judo for Peace Commission and vice president of Asian Judo Union. The special assembly is being held on the sidelines of World Junior Judo Championship. — HNS

Williams wins

ZURICH: Venus Williams claimed her second title of the year on Sunday when she defeated unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 in the final of the Zurich Open. The third-seeded American, who was playing the 60th final of her career, won her 38th title, adding to the Wimbledon crown she earned in July. Pennetta was seeking her fourth consecutive win over Williams. — AFP