Army’s Basnet wins third CoAS Marathon titleBasnet, also the winner of the second and fourth editions of the full-marathon, completed the distance of 42.195 kilometres in 2 hours 22 minutes and 59 seconds.
Tribhuvan Army Club’s Krishna Basnet clinched his third title of the Chief of Army Staff Open Marathon in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Basnet, also the winner of the second and fourth editions of the full-marathon, completed the distance of 42.195 kilometres in 2 hours 22 minutes and 59 seconds. Nepal Police Club’s Bhumiraj Rai, Armed Police Force (APF) Club’s Gopichandra Parki and Army’s Homlal Shrestha were the winners of the first, second and fifth editions of the annual event respectively.
Second-placed Tirtha Tamang was only 28 seconds behind Basnet but fifth edition winner Parki clocked 2 hours 23 minutes and 32 seconds to finish third.
Army’s Gajendra Rai came at the top of men’s half-marathon timing 1 hour 6 minutes and 30 seconds to complete the 21km distance. Rajan Rokka and Narendra Rawal finished second and third respectively completing the distance in 1:7.11 and 1:8.84.
APF’s Pushpa Bhandari clinched the women’s half-marathon title timing 1 hour 17 minutes and 33 seconds.
The silver medalist of the 13th South Asian Games and the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon gold medalist Bhandari had also won the Nepalgunj half-marathon in November last year. She was also the winner of the previous edition of the CoAS half-marathon. Army’s Bishworupa Budha and APF’s Binda Shrestha finished second and third respectively.