Kunwar wins Run for Unity-2080 half marathon


Karnali, Feb 24: Dal Bahadur Kunwar of Tatopani rural municipality-7 in Jumla district has won the title of half-marathon (21 kilometers) of Run for Unity-2080 championship.     

Kunwar completed the 21-kilometer distance in 1 hour 8 minutes. The marathon was organized by the North-West Division of the Nepali Army at Surkhet of Birendranagar today,     

Similarly, Santosh Yogi of Raskot municipality-3 in Kalikot district and Ashish Gurung of Nepali Army secured second and third position respectively. Yogi completed the distance in 1 hour 23 minutes while Gurung did so in 1 hour 32 minutes.     

Chief of Karnali Province, Tilak Pariyar, presented cash prize and certificates to the winners. The first prize carried a purse of Rs 35,000, second prize Rs 25,000 and third prize Rs 15,000.     

Likewise, in the 10 km race, Dhir Bahadur Budha, Sanjeev Nepali and Akkal Baduwal stood first, second and third respectively under men's category. Budha received Rs 20,000 and certificate, Nepali Rs 10,000 and certificate and Baduwal Rs 5,000 and certificate.     

Asha Rawat of Surkhet secured first position in 10-kilometer race under women category while Samita Budha of Jumla and Rajya Laxmi Rawal of Jumla secured second and third positions respectively. The first winner got Rs 20,000 and certificate, second winner Rs 10,000 and certificate and third winner Rs 5,000 and certificate.     

In five-kilometer race for boys, Ajay BK, Dipendra Bohora and Sujan BK stood first, second and third respectively. The first prize carries a purse of Rs 10,000, second prize Rs 5,000 and third prize Rs 3,000.     

Similarly, Kalpana Budha of Jumla won the title of five-kilometer race under girl's category. Bimala Karki and Urmila Khanal of Surkhet secured second and third position respectively. Budha received Rs 10,000, Karki Rs 5,000 and Khanal Rs 3,000 respectively.(RSS)

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