Meet Mira Rai—Nepal’s first female sports star and the 2017 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

February 8, 2017 #WildThing no responses

“Meet Mira Rai—Nepal’s first female sports star and the 2017 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. As a young girl growing up in her rural village, Mira endured a harsh life of poverty and hardship. At age 14, she ran away from home to join the Maoist rebel fighters in the jungle. Thanks to a chance encounter several years later, Mira eventually discovered the sport of ultrarunning and was quickly recognised as a prodigy. Without food, water, or proper equipment, Mira ran through hail and rain for more than 31 miles to win her first race.”

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