Participants and team officials of second Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) High Altitude Tri-Adventure Championship pose for a group photo in Mustang on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy: Tribhuvan Army Club
KATHMANDU, May 15: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club has won the Second Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) High Altitude Tri-Adventure Championship in Mustang on Tuesday.
At Jomsom, Army A won the men’s category in the championship which featured climbing, race, and cycling. Army A, consisting of Basanta Tharu and Himal Tamatta, completed a total of 20.2 km -- 100 meter climbing, 4.75 km race and 15.15 km cycling -- inside one hour 19 minutes and 42 seconds to win the title.
The other departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club, consisting of Kiran Malla and Laxman Malla, finished the distance inside one hour 19 minutes and 52 seconds, while Army B, consisting of Deepak Bhandari and Pratap Thapa, clocked the distance in one hour 24 minutes and 19 seconds to finish third.
The winner of the men’s category was rewarded with Rs 50,000, while the runner-up and the third-placed teams earned Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.
The Tri-Adventure started from Jomsom with the players participating rock climbing and ending with race to Eklebhatti. The racing started from Kaligandaki and ended at Marpha passing through Dhumba Lake.
In the women’s category of the same distance, APF, who had Soni Gurung and Nirjala Tamrakar, became the champion completing the distance in one hour 45 minutes and 54 seconds. Golden Gate stood second as Usha Khanal and Humi Budha clocked one hour 52 minutes and 30 seconds.
Army’s Laxmi Magar and Keshari Magar finished third with the timing of one hour 53 minutes and 16 seconds. The winner of the category received a cash prize of Rs 15,000, while the runner-up and the third-placed team earned Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. A total of 20 teams took part in the tournament.