No sweat for Nepalis

Gurkhas (from left) Suresh Tilija, 21; Bishal Gurung, 20; Bhabin Rai, 22; and Hum Bahadua Gurung, 21, all regulars on the Singapore distance-running scene, won the Mizuno Ekiden Marathon (Open category) in a combined time of 2hr 36min 39sec. Tilija w
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Gurkhas (from left) Suresh Tilija, 21; Bishal Gurung, 20; Bhabin Rai, 22; and Hum Bahadua Gurung, 21, all regulars on the Singapore distance-running scene, won the Mizuno Ekiden Marathon (Open category) in a combined time of 2hr 36min 39sec. Tilija was the individual winner in 36:05. Nearly 2,500 runners took part in the inaugural race at the Gardens by the Bay.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 19, 2015, with the headline 'No sweat for Nepalis'. Print Edition | Subscribe