- Everest Marathon
- 5212 metre(s)
- Nepal (Gorak Shep)
The highest start to a marathon is for the biennially-held Everest Marathon, first run on 27 November 1987. It begins at Gorak Shep, 5,212 m (17,100 ft) and ends at Namche Bazar, 3,444 m (11,300 ft).
The fastest times to complete this race are, men 3 hrs 40 mins 43 secs by Ram Kumar Raj Bhandari (Nepal) in 2013, and women 4 hrs 35 mins 4 secs by Anna Frost (New Zealand) in 2009.