Marathon runner Pempa Sherpa from Bardang aged 18 (circled in black at the above pic) was found unconscious after completing his marathon race at Anti Drug Marathon 2013 held yesterday at Singtam on the occasion of the 64th Republic Day. Sherpa was immediately rushed to Singtam District Hospital after the checking by the medical team present at the race where the young runner passed away. The people of Singtam found shock on hearing the news.
The organiser committee of the marathon race Singtam Police Station and JVC Football Club has decided to pay tribute to the late runner at every Republic Day and termed him Saheed.
The marathon race started from Singtam Traffic till Ralap and back to Singtam Traffic. there were three category in the marathon race. Subarna Subba from Kuersong won the senior category.