Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon-2010 winner declared

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New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): The "Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon-2010", which started on May 29 from Gorak Shep close to Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp in the south side of Nepal, has been won by a Nepali home runner.

The Qomolangma Marathon listed in the Guinness Book of World Records is the high altitude marathon that makes it more adventurous and toughest one, reports the Xinhua.

The marathon was this year won by Phurba Tamang, 22, of Nepal, who completed the 42 km course in 3 hours 41 minutes and 20 seconds. He was the winner of last year's marathon too.

Home runner Sudip Kulung Rai came in second completing the course in 4 hours 2 minutes and 35 seconds, and Sameer Tamang came in third with 4 hours 5 minutes and 10 seconds.

Winner for other two categories of female and foreign runners is yet to be completed.

The finish line is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar (3,446 meters) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails fulfilling the Olympic standard.

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is being organized under the aegis of Adventure Sports Tourism Society, which is an umbrella organization for all adventure sports activities being held in Nepal.

Organizers have claimed that altogether there are 135 runners including 37 international participants. (ANI)

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