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30.05.2019 16:33 Age: 232 days
Category: Bhutan

Breaking News Stage 5 - Bhutan

A big step towards to the finish line - the fifth stage is the longest stage with a challenging 54km run through the beautiful Paro valley. Our runners passed the Paro fortress, the airport - some of them lucky enough to watch the landing of planes through the narrow valley. The finish line is located at the Drukyal fortress, which was built to celebrate Bhutan's victory against their invaders.

An excellent day for Dutch runner Lisenka Beenders, who finished as the fastest woman today and is now 4th woman overall. Second was overall leader Chimi Dema from Bhutan and third South African Belinda van der Riet who overtook the 2nd rank overall. Third is now Kelly Ridgway-Smith.
Very well performance today from Maik Becker/Switzerland finishing 6th and Katrina Wright/Australia finishing as 4tgh woman.

Impressive strong performance of Frank Johansen from Denmark who set an incredible pace from beginning on and finished in a course record time of 5:11hrs 16 mins ahead of jointly running Xavi Marina and Joel Anderson.
In the overall ranking Xavi Marina is still 6:13 minutes ahead of Joel Anderson. Frank Johansen secured his third place today with 75mins ahead of American runner Bryan Gensits.

The runners are staying with local family while preparing for tomorrow's final stage.
Tomorrows last stage of 15km leads the runners to the most impressive finishline, The Tiger's Nest Monastery.