Single Track team wins TAAN Eco-Challenge
Single Track team won the First TAAN International Eco-Challenge held in Kathmandu on Saturday.
The team, which comprised of 6.5-kilometer of running, 14.5-kilometer cycling and 7.5-kilometer rafting, completed the race in 2 hours, 43 minutes and 37 seconds to secure first place.
Narayan Gopal Maharjan, Buddhi Bahadur Tamang, Aayaman Thing Tamang and Jebi Limbu were the members in the team. Dhanjit Rai was the manager of the team.
Similarly, Tribhuvan Army Club 'B' secured the second position with the timing of 2 hours, 46 minutes and 59 seconds. The team managed by Pushpa Raj Shahi comprised of Himal Tamata, Tikaram Thapa, Chitra Poudel and Basanta Choudhary.
Likewise, El Yak Team finished third position with the timing of 2 hours 48 minutes and 16 second. The team comprised of team manager Dawa Sherpa and athletes Mangal Krishna Lama, Sunil Lama, Rajan Raj Bhandari and Richard Bull.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha handed over cash prizes, trophies, medals and certificates to the winners and runners-up.
The team securing first position bagged Rs. 100,000 while the runner-up received a purse of Rs. 75,000 and the second runner-up Rs. 50,000.
A total of 21 teams participated in the event, according to TAAN.
TAAN has organised the event with the objective of developing an international standard adventure sporting event in the country. nepalnews.com