Rai nominated for Nat Geo adventurer award

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 5, 2016-Ultra-runner Mira Rai has been nominated for the National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year award. Rai is the brand promoter of ekantipur.com, official website of Kantipur Publications. 

According to the National Geographic, she is among ten other adventurers nominated for Nat Geo’s annual list that selects adventurers for their extraordinary achievement in exploration, adventure sports, conservation, or humanitarianism.

Hailing from eastern district Bhojpur, Rai was a former Maoist combatant, who established herself as a trail runner at the global stage. 

Rai has won several international trail running events and narrowly missed out on the Ultra Sky Marathon World Series Championship in Europe. 

The individual will be awarded based on the online voting. The voting lines for the People’s Choice will be opened until December 16, 2016, and the winner will be announced in January 2017.

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, a mountaineer, had won the title last year.

Published: 05-11-2016 07:39

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