Fans celebrate with Sunmaya Budha as she crosses the finish line in second at the UTMB CCC. Photos: Olly Bowman/Asia Pacific Adventure
Fans celebrate with Sunmaya Budha as she crosses the finish line in second at the UTMB CCC. Photos: Olly Bowman/Asia Pacific Adventure

Sunmaya Budha hopes to challenge gender norms in Nepal with UTMB CCC heroics – ‘I’m no less than a boy’

  • ‘I will be capable someday of taking care of my family much better than a boy,’ says Budha, who was neglected as a baby in a patriarchal society
  • The Hong Kong-based runner’s time of 11 hours and 45 minutes is the second fastest in the history of prestigious race at Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Fans celebrate with Sunmaya Budha as she crosses the finish line in second at the UTMB CCC. Photos: Olly Bowman/Asia Pacific Adventure
Fans celebrate with Sunmaya Budha as she crosses the finish line in second at the UTMB CCC. Photos: Olly Bowman/Asia Pacific Adventure
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