Rashila Tamang wins UTMR; two other Nepalis finish in podium places

Anita Rai, Rashila Tamang and Bhim Bahadur Gurung. Photo Courtesy: Rashila Tamang

Kathmandu, September 4

After the recent success of Sunmaya Budha in France, Nepali ultrarunners taking part in the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR) in Switzerland have finished in podium places.

Ultrarunner Rashila Tamang won the Ultra-100, a 100-kilometre long race, finishing it in 18 hours and 58 minutes while Anita Rai came in third as she completed the race in 20 hours and 24 minutes missing out on a second-place finish by eight seconds.

Similarly, Bhim Bahadur Gurung finished second in the men’s race completing the race in 16 hours and 29 minutes.

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