Nepal Army’s Hari Kumar Rimal and Armed Police Forced (APF) Kanchi Maya Koju won the “7th Kantipur-Hero Half Marathon” on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
In Men’s Half Marathon (21.1km), Rimal completed the race in 1 hour 6 minutes and 41 seconds while in Women’s section (21.1km), Koju took 1 hour 19 minutes and 28 seconds.
Similarly, Anish Thapa Magar and Tirtha Kumar Pun finishd second and third in Men’s category while APF’s Gopi Chandra Parki, Ramji Basnet and Tika Raj Katwal were among the top six, respectively.
Nepal Army’s Biswa Rupa Budha and Sanu Karki stood second and third while APF’s Puspa Bhandari, Army’s Reshu Basnet and APF’s Bindra Shrestha were among top six in Women’s section.
Both the winners have won cash prize of Rs 50,000 each and scoorter each. Similarly, runner-up got Rs 30,000 each while third, fourth, fifth and sixth will get Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000, respectively.
Bhupendra Batala of Classroom won the corporate-media race (5km) with clocking 18 minutes and 12 seconds while Threater Mall’s Uttam Shrestha came second with 18 minutes and 13 seconds and Youth Journalism International’s Santosh Paoudel third with 19 minutes 46 seconds.
In Womne’s section, Threater Mall’s Santoshi Shrestha won the title with 19 minutes and 15 seconds, Oyster Spa & Fitness Center’s Nirmala Maharjan with 24 minutes and 52 seconds and Civil Banks’s Laden Pradhan third with 25 minutes and 22 seconds.
Ram Bahadur Gurung won the wheel chair race (3km) with the timing of 12 minutes and 10 seconds while Prem BK took 14 minutes and 4 seconds for second position and Bharat BC took 14 minutes and 25 seconds to complete third position.
Women’s wheel chair race was clinched by Lali Tamang with the timing of 16 minutes and 39 seconds while Yami Jhakri Magar won second spot with 17 minutes and Rajani Rai secured thied place clocking 17 minutes and 17 seconds.
The race started from the Kantipur Publications office in Thapathali - en-route to Maitighar, Babar Mahal, Naya baneshwor, Tinkune, Koteshwor, Jadibudi, Gatthaghar, Sano Thimi, Sallaghari, Katunje and ended back at the same starting point, Central Business Park, Thapathali.
Prime Minister Puspa Komal Dahal had inaugurated the marathon that was organised to mark the 24th anniversary of Kantipur Publications Private Limited.