44 Years old Ang Dami Sherpa from Nepal won the Everest Marathon on 29 May 2013 in women’s category of Year 2013.
Ang Dami Sherpa,won the women’s title in 11th Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in a timeline of 6 hours, 2 minutes and 10 seconds. This win is counted as Sherpa’s second title at the 42.2-km race, as she already won another title in year 2006.
The Everest Marathon is considered as one of the most strenuous marathon events, which starts at the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364 m, and ends at Namche Bazaar at 3446 metres.
Ang Dami’s received 50000 Nepalese Rupees (31250 Rupees) as the Prize Money. It is important here to note that the race was coincided with the diamond jubilee celebrations of the first ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
The oldest runner in the men’s section was Christopher Geiger of Switzerland and the youngest runner from the women’s section was 18-year-old Monyean Foote of Australia.
About Everest Marathon
The Everest Marathon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest marathon in the world. The start line is at Gorak Shep 5184m (17000 feet)which is close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The finish line is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at 3446m (11300 feet) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails. It is considered as the world''s most spectacular race and has been held fourteen times since 1987.
The race is a non-profit-making venture organised by Bufo Ventures Ltd with all profits put into the Everest Marathon Fund, a UK registered charity.