The trail running sensation.
NEPAL | 2019 | 11 MINUTES
A rising star in the trail running community, Mira Rai has exceeded all expectations. From being on the cover of Outside Magazine with Michelle Obama to winning the prestigious Mont-Blanc marathon to helping people in her local community, she has taken all of it in her stride. Discover who Mira is, where she comes from and find out what drives her today in this short but powerful documentary about the Nepalese trail runner.
Mira provides women from her country with hope for a different future. She is generous, determined and sometimes a little reckless.She grew up in the remote countryside where she had to walk for miles to get food and drink for her family, she then became a child soldier before fate brought her to Italy in 2014 where the trail world discovered an extraordinary athlete and personality "As far as I remember, I have been running and moving fast my whole life. As someone who was born and raised in a remote village in the mountains, I used to run up and downhill to go to school, cut grass for livestock, carry food, water, etc. At the time I didn’t know it was ‘trail running’ but I have been doing it ever since I could run. When I won the Himalayan Outdoor Festival Race (50k) back in 2014, I didn't even know I was competing in an actual trail race, let alone winning it. I thought I was just out for a practice run. I was motivated to pursue that. That’s when my trail running career started off."