Nepali marathoners fail to complete course in Asian Games

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KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Nepal’s two runners failed to complete the marathon held on Saturday under the 18th South Asian Games.

Krishna Bahadur Basnet and Gopichandra Parki who participated in the Jakarta-Palembang regional sports event on behalf of Nepal gave up the competition midway, the National Sports Council (NSC) said.

A total of 21 players from 13 countries started racing for the title, but Nepali players abandoned the marathon race unfinished.

Krishna quit the contest held at the Jakarta-based Bung Karno Stadium when he had yet to run a distance of two kilometers.

At the time, he was in the 12th position by spending 2 hours 13 minutes 23 seconds to complete 40 kilometers while Gopichandra quit the competition after completing 30 kilometers and at the time he was in the 19th position.