Ligligkot. The second cycle race in the historic Liglig Kot has been completed with grandeur. Organized by Liglig Village Sports in collaboration with Palungtar Municipality, the race was aimed at promoting Liglig Kot tourism.
APF’s Suraj Rana became the winner in the cycling race of 64 km with a foreigner covering the distance of 53 km in 2 hours 25 minutes and 48 seconds while Prakash Thapa Magar of the Indian Army became the runner-up in the same distance of 2 hours 25 minutes and 50 seconds.
Laxman Malla of APF crossed the finish line in 2 hours 25 minutes and 51 seconds and secured the third position in the competition.
There were 36 participants in the open competition. Similarly, Usha Khanal of Tribhuvan Army Club completed the distance in 2 hours 55 minutes 58 seconds, Manju Kumari Khadka in 3 hours 11 minutes 17 seconds and Indra Kala Nemwang of Sunsari finished first, second and third in 3 hours 17 minutes and 45 seconds respectively. There were 6 contestants on the women’s side.
Similarly, Nayan Manandhar of Kathmandu, Jonathan of the US, and Vikas Maharjan of Kathmandu came first, second and third respectively in the age group of 30 years and above.
Likewise, Prakash Thapa Magar came first, Hikmat BK second and Khusiman Gharti third in the men’s category while Usha Khanal and Keshari Thapa Magar came second in the women’s category. Similarly, Suraj Ranabhat and Parvat Roka came first and second respectively in Palungtar Municipality.
The first-place winner was awarded Rs 25,000, second place winner Rs 20,000, and third place winner Rs 15,000 cash prizes and medals. In the closing ceremony of the program, Palungtar Municipality Chief E. Deepak Babu Kandel said that the bicycle race was organized with the objective of making the municipality a center of adventure tourism and publicizing the historicity of Ligligkot.
Chairman of Sports, Sanjeev Rana, said that the Liglige Cycle Race has been successfully completed for the second year in a row with the cooperation of all.
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