How would you train differently?

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We asked the competitors in the feedback form how they would have trained differently for this stage race. Here’s a summary of what they said: More hills! The main feedback was more hill training, both ascending and descending. It’s the Himalaya after all, and there is a huge amount of elevation change in this terrain. […]

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2020 trail stage race has been cancelled

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The 2020 Manaslu Trail Race has been cancelled due to the situation of the coronavirus pandemic. It is immensely disappointing for the international participants, the young local runners due to join us for a great learning opportunity, and for the staff who work so hard but very much look forward to the event every year […]

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2019 race medics

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We take two or three race medics to support the Manaslu Trail Race. Here’s a message from Ryan Himmelsbach from USA who will be joining us! My name is Ryan Himmelsbach. I am originally from Pennsylvania, and am currently a third year emergency medicine resident physician from the Northshore/Long Island Jewish Emergency Medicine program at […]

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Manaslu base camp trail

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Every year we take a kind of survivors photo but before the race has finished! The location is the reason. Here we are at Birendra lake, which is the pro-glacial lake collecting the meltwater below Manaslu. The day before we take the Manaslu Base Camp trail to a height of about 4600m way above this […]

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Handheld video 2018

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Here’s a video shot from a handheld GoPro from a trail runner in the Manaslu Trail Race 2017, Max. It shows all of the aspects of his experience that meant something to him, from the running, to the downtime, the traveling in Nepal, the altitude – the whole package summed up in 5 minutes! He […]

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Photos of Manaslu Trail Race 2017

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This year at the Manaslu Trail Race we were lucky to have a pro-photographer along with us, Anuj Adhikary. Click the image below to browse the photos on Flickr, stage by stage. Soon, when time permits, we’ll will make a selection of 30 images good for a slideshow… until then, enjoy the pictures! The link […]

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FAQs – Answers from 2016 participants

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We get a lot of questions from enquiring and aspiring Manaslu runners and the answers can vary greatly from person to person. So we asked our 2016 cohort of runners for their input. Their answers are slighted edited for clarity, but the sentiment is the same. OVERALL: How was your experience – the highs and […]

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