The second edition of 60-km Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon kicked off in Namche Bazaar on October 5. With World’s most dazzling landscapes with Himalayas flaunting at the background, tough trail consisting of up-hill and down-hill along with the famous Renjo-la pass, Royal Penguin Marathon is one of the toughest marathon in the world. Despite the pain, the October scenery here is sublime and Runners need to run, walk or crawl through the the trails cutting through meadows full of alpines and the glittering Gokyo lakes.

The Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon is the initiation of Canadian tourism enthusiast Elka and the first edition of the event was kick-started in 2014. Due to the devasting earthquake which shattered whole last nation last year, second edition of the marathon was canceled.

The race began from Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 metres following up the uphill trail to Dole (4200m) and Gokyo (4,800 meters) and the famous Renjo-La pass (5,340 meters), heading to Marlung (4,260) and Thame (3800 meters) and eventually trailing back to the finishing point at Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters).

Suman Kulung won the Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon with un-believable record as he completed the 60 km tough circuit in just 7 hours and 7 minutes leaving behind 22 other particpants at despair.

In May, Suman had won the 42km Everest Marathon which according to him was much more easier than this marathon where he need to run through the various uphill and downhill trail.

Runners from Russia, Singapore, Canada, Lebanon, Germany, Slovania, US and Australia participated in the marathon.

Meanwhile, Pemba Sherpa of Solu Taksindu VDC and Santosh Rai of Jubing VDC of Solukhumbu district bagged the second and third position respectively. Purnima Khaling Rai, 19, won the first title in female category, completing the trail in 9 hours and 19 minutes. Winners were awarded with the First price of Rs 50,000, Second price of Rs 25,000 and Third price of Rs 15,000 respectively while female winner received Rs 15,000.

The Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon which is  the initiation of Canadian tourism enthusiast Elka with support from Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa and Jurassic Resort & Villas was first kick-started in  2014.

The marathon was canceled last year due to the devastating earthquake of April 25 which shattered down the whole nation along with the tourism industry of the Nepal.
The second edition of 60-km Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon kicked off in Namche Bazaar on October 5. With World’s most dazzling landscapes with Himalayas flaunting at the background, tough trail consisting of up-hill and down-hill along with the famous Renjo-la pass, Royal Penguin Marathon is one of the toughest marathon in the world.

Despite the pain, the October scenery here is sublime and Runners need to run, walk or crawl through the trails cutting through meadows full of alpines and the glittering Gokyo lakes.
The race began from Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 metres following up the uphill trail to Dole (4200m) and Gokyo (4,800 meters) and the famous Renjo-La pass (5,340 meters), heading  to Marlung (4,260) and Thame (3800 meters) and eventually trailing back to the finishing point  at Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters).
Suman Kulung won the Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon with un-believable record as he completed the 60 km tough circuit in just 7 hours and 7 minutes leaving behind 22 other participants at despair.

Runners from Russia, Singapore, Canada, Lebanon, Germany, Slovania, US and Australia participated in the marathon.
Meanwhile, Pemba Sherpa of Solu Taksindu VDC and Santosh Rai of Jubing VDC of Solukhumbu district bagged the second and third position respectively. Purnima Khaling Rai, 19, won the first title in female category, completing the trail in  9 hours and 19 minutes.  Winners were awarded with the First price of Rs 50,000, Second price of Rs 25,000 and Third price of  Rs 15,000 respectively while female winner received Rs 15,000.

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