Phurba Tamang wins silver in World 10K Bengaluru Marathon

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Phurba Tamang wins silver in World 10K Bengaluru Marathon

GANGTOK,: Phurba Tamang from Lingmoo, South Sikkim secured a silver medal in the 25-29 age category in TCS World 10K Bengaluru Marathon.

The 16th edition of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K Bengaluru was flagged off here on Sunday morning with a new route testing runners from around the country and the globe.

While the Sree Kanteerava Stadium has traditionally been the focal point for the event, this time around, the event began at Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw Parade Ground and culminated at the Army Public School – the finish-point.

Like always, the field comprised of elite runners from across the country and overseas. Kenya, true to its distance-running prowess, fielded a strong men’s and women’s contingent, a press release informs.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi