Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2017 – The Highest in the World

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon won by Nepalese runner.

The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon – the highest

marathon in the world as listed in the Guinness Book of Records – was held on May 29, 2017. Starting at Gorak Shep (5184 m) close to

Everest Base Camp in Nepal, the route snakes 42 km through technical mountain terrain to finish at the Sherpa town of Namche

Bazaar at 3446 m.

First was Nepalese runner Suman Kulung with a time of 3 hours 43 minutes. Fastest International Participant was

the Salomon Suunto Team runner Pitor Hercog from Poland. Fastest female athlete was

Nirkala Ra, who came in at 4 hours 51 minutes.

The event is held annually to commemorate the

first successful ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary on 29th May, 1953.