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Everest Marathon start video
18:02 p.m. EDT May 19, 2003
29 runners gathered in base camp for the start of the Everest marathon this morning at 0700 hrs Nepali time. A majority of the participants were Nepali, but there were also Americans, Canadians, and South Africans in the mix. The 42 km, (26.6 mile) race starts on Everestís IceFall and ends down the Khumbu valley in Namche Bazaar. The marathon is part of the Mount Everest Golden Jubilee celebration.

This downhill distance is usually covered by in a 2 - 3 day trek. Top runners were expected to complete it in less than 4 hours. Official results of the race are not out yet.

Image and video courtesy of BaseCampMD.com


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