Ultra-runner Mira Rai honored with Rs. 2.8 million

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Ultra-runner Mira Rai has been honored with a cash prize of Rs. 2.8 million.

The funds were collected by organizations based in the UK in recognition of Mira's feat at the international ultra running, bringing name and fame to the country.

Member-secretary of National Sports Council Keshav Bahadur Bista, Chief District Officer Uttar Kumar Khatri, MP Mahendra Kumar Subba jointly handed over a cheque worth the amount to Mira at a function held here on Thursday.

The Sagarmath Taekwando Dojang in the UK reportedly took the initiative to collect funds for Mira, who was recently nominated to the Adventurer of the Year People's Choice Award of National Geographic.

On the occasion, Karate coach Dhruva Bikram Malla was also honored with Rs 200,000 in cash for inspiring Mira into ultra running. Born in Sanodumja, Bhojpur, 26-year-old Mira joined athletics after being termed a disqualified combatant of the armed conflict. RSS

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