Army athletes dominate Protein RunThe top five finishers of both the men’s and women’s category were rewarded cash prizes of Rs 100,000, Rs75,000, Rs50,000, Rs40,000 and Rs30,000, respectively.
Tribhuvan Army Club athletes swept top three positions in the men’s half marathon at the Right To Protein Run held in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Army runner Dipak Adhikari clocked 1 hour 5 minutes 08 seconds to clinch the men’s title. His departmental teammates Rajan Rokaya finished the 21.0975km distance at 1:05:55 and Narendra Singh Rawal at 1:05:55 to secure second and third place finishes. Tirtha Pun of Baglung and Sushil Shahi of Army wrapped up in fourth and fifth places, respectively.
The women’s half marathon saw Fulmati Rana of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club secure top finish clocking 1:22:12. Rupmaya Budha of Nepal Police Club (NPC) was runners up at 1:22:17, while Purna Laxmi Neupane of Army secured the second runners up spot at 1:23:10. Kalpana Khadka of Army and Anuj Khadka of Bagmati earned the fourth and fifth place finishes.
The top five finishers of both the men’s and women’s category were rewarded cash prizes of Rs 100,000, Rs75,000, Rs50,000, Rs40,000 and Rs30,000, respectively.
The event also featured a men's 10km marathon which saw Army runners sweep top five positions. Mukesh Pal was the winner of the event, clocking 30 minutes 56.01 seconds. Gajendra Rai (31:00.29), Subash Karki (31:07.20), Sikash Rai (31:14.15) and Mohandev Joshi (32:20.23) secured the second to fifth places, respectively. They earned purses of Rs 50,000, Rs 40,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively.
Apart from these categories, the event also featured women’s 5km race, school boys 5km, school girls 3km, male and female’s wheelchair race. The winners of each category were rewarded with cash prizes.
The event organised by Nepal Veterinary Association offered a total cash prize of Rs1.12 million.