Monday, October 3

Nepalgunj Marathon gets AIMS recognization

By a Staff Reporter

Nepalgunj Marathon has been recognized by the highest governing body of world athletics, the Association of International Marathon and Road Race (AIMS).

The 8th edition of the Nepalgunj Marathon will be held on 10th December. Nepalgunj Marathon got AIIMS on Wednesday. “We received the AIMS letter and certificate on Wednesday night. We have been certified in four categories,” the founding president of Nepalgunj Marathon TS Thakuri informed.

Nepalgunj marathon received certification for 42.195 KM marathon, 21.097 KM half marathon, 10 KM, and 5 KM races. Aamir Sandiwan, course manager of AIMS, measured the route at Surkhet Road and submitted the report on 28th August. A certificate is signed off by Dave Cundy, International Measurement Administrator of World Athletics.

The competition consists of ten different categories this year too. In the competition, men’s marathon (42.195 km), women’s half marathon (21 km), 10 km men’s open, 5 km women’s open, 5 km school level students, 3 km school level students, kids run (8 to 12 years old), 2 km corporate run, 1 km tricycle and walkathon are included. School-level races will be held within Banke district students only.

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