May 2018 update

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A lot has been happening this month and our athletes have been very busy learning, training, and racing. Earlier this month, Humi once again achieved an outstanding duathlon result, winning the National South Asian Duathlon Championships. Meanwhile, in trail running, Chhechi was able to participate against top-class competition in the World Trail Running Championships in […]

Chhechi Sherpa Rai to represent Nepal in Trail World Championships 2018

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Exchange and Empower athlete Chhechi Sherpa Rai has secured a spot in the Trail World Championships in Spain later this month after administrative hurdles. Chhechi’s visa application to travel to Spain was initially denied. To appeal the decision, Chhechi travelled in person to the Spanish embassy in Delhi. She took with her reference letters from […]

April 2018 update

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Now that our athletes have been chosen, the hard work has begun! Sunmaya, Chhechi, Rashila and Chhoki all took part in Trail Running Nepal’s Stupa to Stupa 54 km trail race on 24th March. Not only did they sweep the board in the women’s category, claiming the top 4 places, but Sunmaya won the event […]

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Meet The Athletes

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A total of five athletes were selected by Mira for the 2018 Exchange and Empower Program. Name: Chhechi Sherpa Rai Age: 30 Hometown: Solukhumbu, Eastern Nepal Chhechi is originally from Solukhumbu, near Everest. She currently lives in Kathmandu with her husband, a mountain guide, and their young son. Chhechi dropped out of school after 9th […]