Kathmandu, January 26
Santoshi Shrestha has won a gold medal with a national record in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She completed the prescribed distance in 2 hours 46 minutes 22 seconds and won gold.
She has previously broken the record of 2 hours 48 minutes 02 seconds held by Nepal’s Pushpa Bhandari and set a new record. This competition is the debut marathon of Shrestha, who has been running in middle distance before.
Shrestha is the gold winner of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in athletics 10,000 meters race held in Kathmandu four years ago.
Bhandari came second in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon. She completed it in 2 hours 49 minutes 34 seconds. She is the gold winner of the last edition of the Dhaka Marathon.
Similarly, Khadag Bahadur Khadka came third in the men’s competition. He took 2 hours 18 minutes 32 seconds to complete.
On the women’s side, Bindradhanke Shrestha finished fifth. She took 3 hours and 4 minutes.
Out of seven players from Nepal, three men and four women participated, two women and one man won medals.