Ultra-runner Mira Rai declared National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer

Ultra-runner Mira Rai has bagged the title of National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2017.

Rai, who hailed from eastern Bhojpur, was a former Maoist combatant.

National Geographic had announced top 10 nominees for the 2017 Adventurers of the Year for their extraordinary achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism.

Along with Rai, The Hokule’a Team, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, Krzysztof Starnawski, Peter McBride and Kevin Fedarko, Semit Lee, Colin Haley, Ashima Shiraishi, Antoine Girard and Shannon Switzer Swanson were also in the nomination list.



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