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Run, pedal, swim

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Text and Photos: Bikram Rai

Pokhara woke up to a different buzz last Saturday as men and women sprinted and cycled about town and swam across the Phewa lake vying to win the National Triathlon Championship.

Basanta Tharu of Nepal Army completed the 150m swim, 20km cycling and 5km run in 1 hour 6 minutes and 19 seconds to lift the title in men’s category. Also from Nepal Army was Sony Gurung who took home the prize in women’s category completing the stipulated course in 1 hour 22 minutes and 24 seconds.Similary Man Bahadur Thapa of Nepal Army won the duathlon covering 5km race, 20km cycling and 2.5km in 57.36 minutes. Humi Buda Magar of Pyuthan completed the same course in 1 hour 10 minutes and 55 seconds to take home the women’s title.

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