Hawker sets Everest-to-Kathmandu Record

Run from base camp took less than 3 days

Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley     Photo: *saipal/Flickr

British ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker completed a 199-mile run on Friday from Everest base camp to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2 days, 23 hours, 25 minutes. Hawker broke her own 2007 record by more than three hours despite making an eight-hour stop during a storm on the run's first night. Her trip to Nepal was to be a 1,000-mile run along the Great Himalayan Trail, but she chose to run the base-camp-to-Kathmandu route after losing a bag containing some of her supplies.

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