Bhutanese Bagged Gold In Both Men And Women’s Category In The Scenic But Gruelling Laya Run

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In a gruelling race where both locals and foreigners participated, Bhutanese won gold medals in both the men and women’s category.

The champions of the Laya Run 2018. (Source: BBS)

 

By Yeshi Nidup | BBS

Held as part of the Royal Highland Festival on 23 and 24 Oct 2018, the Laya Run is one of the many exciting events which took place.

In a gruelling race where both locals and foreigners participated, Bhutanese won gold medals in both the men and women’s category.

 

Source: BBS 

 

27-year-old Kinley Zam is the winner in the women’s category. A mother of two from Lunana, she completed the 25-kilometre Laya Run in 2 hours 39 minutes 50 seconds.

While 35-year-old Sangay Wangchuk came in first in the men’s category. An army physical instructor, he completed the race in 2 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds.

 

Source: BBS 

 

In the third anniversary of the Laya Run, 24 women, including three foreigners took part in the race while 52 men, including three foreigners participated.

 

This article first appeared in BBS and has been edited for the Bhutan Times.


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