Tenzing-Hillary Marathon set to begin

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KATHMANDU, Nepal–The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, probably the most adventurous trail run in the world and 60 kilometer Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon is all set to kick off on Thursday, May 29, as a part to mark the first ascent of the world’s highest peak 61 years ago. The marathon is going to organize Thursday morning amidst government’s announcement to put off Everest celebration. Both the races is going to start from the Everest base camp located at an altitude of 5,364 meters and pass through the stunning landscape of the Everest region before ending at Namche Bazar at the elevation of 3400 meters, according to the organizer Himalayan Expedition, which has been organizing the marathon for the past 11 years on the same date. Runners from across the globe, including from Italy, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany,  India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the USA, will join local runners in the marathon. The marathon starts from the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters and passes through Gorakshep, Lobuche , Thukla, Bibre, Dingboche, Pyangboche, Tyangbochem,  Lobisasa, Kangjuma and Chortern before concluding at Namche Bazar 3,440 meters. All together 17 runners including 7 locals are taking part at the Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon which was introduced last year, on the occasion of  diamond jubilee celebrations of the first ascent of Everest by legendary mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.



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