Mount Everest Ultra Marathon

The Everest Ultra Marathon is a 65 kilometre brutal “downhill” running race held on the worlds highest mountain. I trekked with other runners from Lukla (2900m) for eight days up Mount Everest until we arrived at Gorakshep (5200m), the races start line!

Before the Everest Ultra; I spent time living, training, eating, and getting to know two of the countries top ultra runners, Aite Tamang, and Upendra Sunuwar. This was a great opportunity to see just what makes these phenomenal runners tick and how they go about their daily lives and training routine. I had a magical time, made some life long friends, and fell in love with this beautiful country. The Nepali people are some of the most generous, caring, and hospitable people I’ve ever met. I will never forget just how welcome they all made me feel.

The events of those eight days on Everest, the race day itself, and the eye opening events of the previous three weeks have been penned into a true adventure story, so stay tuned for the entire journey of my Nepalese running experience, coming out in the form of a book soon.

 

Gallery here.

 

The Adventure. The Travel. The Challenge.

Luke

 

 

To learn more about the race, or trail running in Nepal visit www.trailrunningnepal.com

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