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More than 100 taking part in marathon on Qomolangma

05-30-2011 10:09 BJT

KATHMANDU, May 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 100 runners from around the world took part in a marathon held Sunday morning on the south slope of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, event manager Ram Thapa confirmed to Xinhua over telephone.

The 42,195-meter race started from near the famous Khumbu Ice Fall at Qomolangma Base Camp (5,364 meters above sea level) and the finish is set at Namche Bazar (3,440 meters above sea level).

The adventure was organized by Himalayan Expedition of Nepal to commemorate the historical ascent by late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. May 29 is observed as "International Qomolangma Day".


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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