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Marathon Runner
Completed Marathons in 7 Continents
Prefers the Outdoors

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 9 Jun 2022


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Two of India’s most experienced amateur runners share their journey of completing the historic Mount Everest marathon this May. This historic marathon is held on 29th May every year to commemorate the day Tenzing and Hillary scaled Mount Everest. One of the demands of this great event is the tough journey to the start line – runners trek up for over 10 days to reach Everest base camp which is where the run starts. It was even tougher when one of the runners due to a stomach bug had to run on ’empty’

Reaching the start line is a huge challenge –  run is at the end of a multi day trek up from Lukla to Everest Base camp. The high altitude comes with rarefied air. The weather conditions fluctuate. And finally the tough trail had lots of boulders, snow, ice, steep ascents and challenging uneven descents over rocks and loose stones

Gurmeet and Sunil will share their experience of the trek and marathon and share slides from this beautiful, nature filled wonderous journey.


Sunil Chainani

Marathon Runner

Sunil Chainani is an angel investor and Management consultant. He is among India’s most experienced amateur long distance runners and has run several of the world famous big city marathons and ultra marathons. He has also been manager of medal winning Indian ultra marathon teams at international events.

Gurmeet Soni Bhalla

Completed Marathons in 7 Continents

Dr Gurmeet Soni Bhalla is a pediatrician and well recognised Bangalore based long distance runner. She has completed marathons and ultra marathons in all 7 continents and has run in several exotic destinations including Antarctica, Ladakh and Machu Pichu.

Rekha Menon

Prefers the Outdoors

Activity junkie, nature lover, cyclist, hiker, ex runner. Also Chairperson, Accenture India.