INF Nepal Green Pastures Hospital (GPH) team has participated in the 17th Pokhara International Marathon, held on 18 February 2023. This marathon is widely regarded as one of Nepal’s most prestigious and oldest races. The GPH team saw this as an excellent opportunity to promote their upcoming Chronic Disease and Lifestyle Management Services.
At the Pokhara stadium event venue, the GPH medical team set up a booth and offered free blood pressure and blood sugar checkups. Additionally, a health support desk, complete with a medical team and ambulance, was on standby near Pokhara Stadium’s Ghale chowk. The GPH team sported red t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Exercise is Medicine” and supported the participants. Flyers outlining the new chronic disease services were distributed to attendees and marathon participants.
According to the event organisers, approximately 8,000 people registered for various categories to participate in the race, with 150 runners from 16 different countries taking part. Over 60 INF staff participated in the different categories of races. Kenyan runner Stephen Kosgei was crowned the winner, earning the title of Pokhara International Marathon for the second time.
GPH sponsored the cash prizes for the Male and Female wheelchair races, and INF staff member Suresh Gauli secured second place in the male wheelchair race, while Pabitra Pariyar came in third in the female wheelchair race.
The Pokhara Marathon received the prestigious Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) status this year.
The INF’s participation in this event was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Nepal Ex-Players Forum.