Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The 10th Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon - World's highest Trail Running Event took off at 5,356m above sea level yesterday

The 10th Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, an annual trail running event held in Nepal to commemorate the anniversary of the first successful climb of Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953, took off yesterday 29 May.

A total of about 155 runners started off  Gorak Shep, near Everest Base Camp 5,356m above sea level. and finished about 2000m below at Namche Bazar at 3,440m above sea level covering the full marathon distance of 42.195km, making it the World's highest Trail Running Event and one of the word's toughest marathon races.

Phurba Tamang

Results of top finishers: (42.195km)
Men Open
1) 3:41:31 - Phurba Tamang (Nepal)
2) 3:54:51 - Kumar Raj Bhandari (Nepal)
3) 4:00:54 - Sudip Kulung Rai (Nepal)
Women Open
1) 5:14:44 - Angphuti Sherpa (Nepal)
2) 5:15:56 - Mingma Lama (Nepal)
3) 5:43:23 - Tashi Jangmi Sherpa (Nepal)

Men (Foreigners)
1) 5:22:07 - James Scott (USA)
2) 5:38:22 - Kelsang Dorgee (India)
3) 5:48:07 - Ryan Wolfarm (USA)
Women (Foreigners)
1) 6:25:33 - Tsering Palma (India)
2) 7:16:50 - Annette Wolfrom (Germany)
3) 7:37:40 - Jennifer Waldren (USA)

Temple Caldwell (USA) won the Men half marathon event in 2:55:39

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