Mira Rai is one of the most famous athletes and trail runners of Nepal. Originally from a remote village in Bhojpur, she made this far despite limited opportunity. Her journey as a trail runner began with her participation in the Himalayan Outdoor ultra-run in 2014, where she won the first international Sellaronda Trail Race in Italy in 2014 and has participated in about 20 national and international trail race competitions till date. Setting a new record in Mont. Blanc 80km race in 2015, Mira has been named the 2017 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.
Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mira Rai to talk about the five things that many not know about her.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The desire of a person increases along with the time. From the ancient past to this modern world, many changes have occurred. The revolutionary period changed the motive of people completely and along with it their desires outburst. The tall buildings didn’t satisfy people anymore it just grew taller along with people’s desire. Many innovations were invented just to quench the thirst of quality life of human beings. When the bullets of desire were fired all over the world and this present world came into existence.
KATHMANDU, April 21: Early in the morning, when I get my hands on the newspaper I always seem to catch myself flipping straight to the horoscope section. It’s not uncommon for teens; even some adults skim through the whole newspaper without reading or understanding anything and only reading with so much concentration when they reach the horoscope section. People’s belief on their zodiac signs and horoscopes seem to baffle other people who turn a blind eye when it comes to those kinds of things.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The earth has always been a home to humans. The history of formation of the earth is million years older to the inception of life on earth. Though the journey of humans on earth has developed from the Paleolithic (hunting and gathering) era, it is believed that the aquatic life evolved prior to that of humans. Therefore, humans have been sharing a strong bond with all the creatures on earth through the Stone Age to the formation of human civilization. Thus, Nature is the center of our origin and the reason of our existence on earth.