Chhechi Sherpa Rai to represent Nepal in Trail World Championships 2018
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 Exchange and Empower, as well as others, in support of her visa application. Happily, her appeal was successful and she was able to obtain the visa for her trip.
Chhechi will be travelling to Spain on Saturday along with several other Nepalese runners, supported by Trail Running Nepal. Read more about their team appeal here.
The 2018 Trail World Championships is taking place alongside the Penyagolosa Trails race on 12 May. It consists of an 85km endurance race requiring semi self-sufficiency, starting at sea level from the city of Castellón, and finishing at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa mountain. Racers must complete the route with over 5000m elevation in under 15 hours. Good luck Chhechi!
See a video of Chhechi on the trails here.