World’s highest marathon on Mount Everest

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Kathmandu: A Nepali soldier Bed Bahadur has won the world’s highest marathon on Mount Everest.

There were more than 150 local and foreign runners in the race which began in Nepal at the world’s highest mountain peak.

According to BBC’s report the annual run marks the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953.

The winner completed the race which ended about 2000 metres in four hours and ten seconds.

The 29 year old Bed Bahadur said ‘The route is very challenging but amazing too. I feel proud to be the winner.”

The race included 30 local runners and about 130 from around the world including the UK, US, China and Australia. This is the first race on Mount Everest after two seasons hit by disasters, an avalanche that killed 16 mountain guides in 2014 and an earth quake in 2015.

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