RacingThePlanet:Nepal 2011 Footrace Concludes

RacingThePlanet : Nepal 2011, a high endurance footrace held in the Annapurna Region  concluded yesterday, 26th November 2011. Out of  213(153 male and 60 female) competitors, 170 were able to complete the race. Covering a distance of 250 kilometers in seven days, they raced through Dhampus, Chandrakot, Nayapul, Jaisithok, Khurkot, Khaniyaghat, Beni, Ghara, Ghorepani, Birethainti, Bhadaure, Bhumdi, Phortse, Pokhrelthok,Nirmalpokhari, Bharatpokhari, Gagangauda,Begnas Lake, Lekhnath Chowk carrying their own gears. The race culminated at Fulbari Resort & Spa, Pokhara.

Among male competitors  Ryan Sandes from South Africa bagged the first spot by completing the race with a timing of 25hrs 15mins and 25 seconds. Italian Steffano Gregoretti stood  second with a timing of 27hrs 45mins and 9 seconds, and  Australian Michael Ormiston grabbed the third place with  the timing of   28 hrs 1min & 6 seconds. Among female competitors Stephanie Case from Canada took the gold spot by clocking 30 hrs 15mins and 09 seconds, Australian Samantha Gash came a close second with a timing of   30hrs 47mins 17 seconds and the third spot went to Katrina Follows from UK with a timing of 34hrs 03mins 17seconds.

After the race, an award ceremony was held at Fulbari resort where all 170 competitors who had completed the race were awarded by SP Yadav Khanal, Chief of Kaski District Police Office.

Ryan Sandes

Ryan Sandes (South Arica) – The first competitor to  reach the Finish Line

SP Yadav Khanal congratulates the winner


Award Function


Pics: Mr. Saroj Baniya
IT Officer – Explore Himalaya


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