Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in Nepal

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

The historical ascent on Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary is celebrated every year by an international sports event, the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on 29 May.

The event is held at the Everest Base Camp and involves crossing the high sherpa trails of Khumbu valley. In the 16th Everest marathon of 2018, runners took part in 60 kilometeres extreme ultra, 42 kilometres full marathon and 21 kilometres half marathon.
Professional and new ones from Nepal and other countries took part in this world highest marathon marking the 65th anniversary of the first summit of the peak in 1953.

Photo: AFPIn this photograph released by the organisers of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon on 29 May 2018, runners participate in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. 
Photo: AFPA runner participates in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.
Photo: AFPTenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon on 29 May 2018--runners participate in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. 
Photo: AFPA Japanese man takes part of a rally to mark the 11th International Everest Day in Kathmandu. 
Photo: AFPNepali mountainer Kami Rita Sherpa (R), who has reached the summit of the Everest 22 times, takes a selfie with his wife Lhakpa Jungmu Sherpa during a procession to mark the 65th anniversary of the first summit.

Photo: AFPThis handout photograph runners participate in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. 

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