Press Release

Phudorjee Lama Sherpa, Núria Picas (Buff-Compressport) and “San Miguel 0,0” team are the Everest Trail Race 2012 winners

21 Nov 2012 13:54
Jean-Loup Fenaux

Stage 6 TYANGBOCHE – LUKLA 29’50 Km

Credit : Jordi Vila / ETR Photographer
The 2nd edition of the EVEREST TRAIL RACE has come to an end with the sixth and final stage between Tyangboche and Lukla, with a distance of 29.5 km. and a demanding layout once again. Participants have reached the finish line in perfect condition although tired by almost 30,000 m. of accumulated elevation on their legs.

Today’s attention was focused on the Nepalese runner Phudorjee Lama Sherpa and the Catalan runner Agustí Roc (LURBEL-SALOMON), both locked in a close contest at the top of general classification. For Lama Sherpa it was enough not to become detached from Agustí Roc (LURBEL-SALOMON), whereas this one was forced to attack. He has tried to do it several times but without a favorable result at the end. With a finish to the sprint, Lama Sherpa has entered the finish line as first classified. The second place has gone to Agustí Roc (LURBEL-SALOMON). Behind them, a moved Jordi Aubeso (SAN MIGUEL 0.0) as third-placed, while the meritorious fifth position of his team mate, Joel Aubeso, have made “SAN MIGUEL 0,0” winner in the teams category.

In the women’s category, Núria Picas (BUFF-COMPRESSPORT) has won the stage again and has comfortably become the champion of this year. Behind her, Mireia Ruiz (AE ICARIA) and Margalida Ramon have completed the distinguished positions in the category, confirming that the level achieved in this second edition has been again excellent.

Thus, proclaimed Phudorjee Lama Sherpa, Núria Picas (BUFF-COMPRESSPORT) and “SAN MIGUEL 0,0” team as winners in their respective categories, the second edition of the EVEREST TRAIL RACE closes with total success, being a sports event unique in its class that for the second year has continued arousing the enthusiasm of all who have taken part in it.

The colophon will take place on Thursday, the 22nd of November, in occasion of the official dinner of delivery of prizes, with the presence of all runners, accompanists, organization and the assistance of the Secretary of Tourism and representatives of the sports area of Nepal, country that has hosted again the EVEREST TRAIL RACE.