Bhutan - update stage 4

Stage 4 started today at the Phajoding Monastery at 3600m altitude. Yesterday evening the runners played a football match against the young monks at the Monastery. As last year, the monks won 3:1. Stage 4 was  38km, runners...[more]

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Bhutan - stage 2

Todays stage 2 of 28,7km started at 7am at the Chorten Ngympo Monastery and ended at the Thimphu valley. After a total climb of 2500m runners passed the 3400m high Sinchula pass before a 10km downhill section with in total 17oom...[more]

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Bhutan - stage 1

The day started with an emotional opening ceremony at Punakha Dzong with 600 students from the Punakha Secondary Highschool singing the national anthem of Bhutan. After the Lama of the monastery blessed all runners, the first...[more]

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Bhutan - update

After checking-out in Thimphu all participants travelled by bus to the first camp at the river side of the Punakha river. After passing the 3200m high Donchulla pass, runners had lunch before visiting the most beautiful fortress...[more]

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Bhutan - Update

All runners and crew members arrived in Thimphu now and already have passed the race check-in, medical- and equipment check. Runners now are at the opening dinner. Tomorrow, after visiting the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan,...[more]

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Course check Bhutan

Today the course director Manu Pastor and race organizer Stefan Betzelt checked some sections of the upcoming stage race next week in Bhutan. The course is in a pretty good condition, little rain the last weeks and the weather...[more]

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NEWS - Earthquake in Nepal

Many thanks for all your mails and your symathies with the people in Nepal. Bhutan itself was just slightly effected by minor tremors but no damages are reported. Neither the course nor the infrastructure of the upcoming race...[more]

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