30 May '13, 8pm

Pregnant Woman Wins Mt. Everest Marathon

Pregnant Woman Wins Mt. Everest Marathon

Despite objections from her husband, a 44-year-old woman ran the Everest Marathon—and won. Ang Dami Sherpa from Nepal finished the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in 6:02:10. Her husband’s concerns were justified; Sherpa is three months pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. “My husband and son had asked me not to run, but I consulted with a doctor and he suggested that I could run if it did not make me feel difficult,” Sherpa told the Nepalese publication Republica . Sherpa had previously won the race in 2006. The May 29 event was the 10th edition of the race, which commemorates the first ascent of the world’s highest peak by the late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. The marathon starts at Everest Base Camp (17,598 feet), traversing mountain trails to the finish at Namche Bazaar (11,306 feet). Ang Dami Serhpa told the Republica that she dre...

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