TenzingHillary Everest Marathon announces Late British Ambassador Richard Morris Honor Prize

Photo Courtesy: TenzingHillary Everest Marathon organizer

Kathmandu: The organizing committee of the TenzingHillary Everest Marathon has decided to Honor the Late British Ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris by announcing the Richard Morris Honor Prize in the memory of him on May 29 from the next year 2021 marathon event in the Everest Region.
This Prize will be awarded to one of the best runners of TenzingHillary Everest Marathon on May 29 next year. His Excellency Richard Morris was Ambassador of Britain to Nepal from 2015 to 2019. Recently he died in London before joining his next posting. Richard Morris had participated in the TenzingHillary Everest Marathon, carrying the Peace Torch of Buddha Flame, which was brought directly from the Eternal Flame of Lumbini, in Mayadevi Sacred Garden by Olympian Baikuntha Manandhar and his Team back in 2016 and similarly in 2019, he ran the “Excellency Ambassador Everest Trail Run“, covering a distance of 8km 848m in 2016 from Tengboche Monastery to Namche Bazar, the capital town of Sherpa Country.
And in 2019 he completed the full marathon of 42.195 km of Olympic Standard from Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazar. The then British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris ran for raising money and awareness for two causes: changing faces with Visible Difference in UK and Burns Violence Survivors in Nepal.
Says Bikram Kaji Pandey, the creator of TenzingHillary Everest Marathon Event, that Honoring Late HE Richard Morris is to Honor Nepal Britain Friendship itself.