Our sister in Christ Elena Taneva who lives in Tamuning, a village located on the western shore of the United States territory of Guam, an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the Micronesia sub-region of the western Pacific Ocean, climbed the 5364 m Everest Base Camp to witness the Everest Marathon 2022, the world highest marathon, her Facebook post confirmed. According to the tradition, the Everest Marathon 2022 was organized on May 29, 2022. “It was very hard, but very beautiful!”, Sister Elena Taneva revealed regarding the event on her birthday, June 1, 2022. It is remarkably that the 2023 Everest Marathon will be called "New Higher Mount Everest Marathon" to celebrate the new increase of Mount Everest Height (8848.86 m) after the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal. The initial height of Mount Everest was 8839.2 m.

Sister Elena Taneva who earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing from the Chamberlain University in 2018 and 2021, as well as Master’s Degree in Global Health from the University of Dundee in 2018 and Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the University of Malta in 2012, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and took part in many humanitarian aid events of the International Missionary Society (IMS) in South America as a volunteer.

Sister Elena Taneva at the Everest Base Camp; a photo from the personal archive of Sister Elena Taneva on Facebook.

Written by Margarit Zhekov