KATHMANDU, July 12: The Jumla-Rara Ultra Marathon 2018 organized by Karnali state has started.
Jumla- Rara Ultra Marathon was jointly inaugurated by President of the National Athletics Association Rajib Bikram Shah and Ultra world champion Mira Rai.
“320 athletes have participated in the long distance race from Khalanga of Jumla to Rara Lake in Mugu” said President of Karnali Sports club, Saroj Shahi.
In the 49 kilometers long marathon, athletes from 14 districts including Jhapa, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Dhading, Kaski, Syangja and districts of the mid-west and far-west region have participated, he added.
Athletes have to traverse the altitude from 2,324 metres to 3,600 metres to reach Rara from Jumla.
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