Saturday’s 54 km foot race on trails between two celebrated Buddhist stupas was won by a woman. Sunmaya Budha crossed the line at Boudha Stupa in 5:36:29. “She’s got great running style, she just flys,” said Roman Evarts of Lithuania, who was leading until taking a wrong route after 41 km.
72 runners started the 54 km race at 6:14 am from Swayambhu temple with the aim of finishing the route within 12 hours, which most achieved.
“Thank you for an incredible introduction to Nepal, I flew in from Hong Kong to run this race and I was not disappointed. The trails were such a pleasure to run and the race was impeccably organised, with clear markings and great CPs. I can’t wait to come back and race again with Trail Running Nepal,” said Tanya Bennet from Hong Kong.
The race will take place again in March 2019.
|4||155||Sher Bahadur Tharu||5:51:34||Male|
|6||20||Anil Kumar Waiba||6:07:08||Male|