Raid de Himalaya

TWO AMPUTEES TO COMPETE IN RAID DE HIMALAYA

Monday 1st October, 2018

Article Details
Publication  The Statesman
Source  Bureau
CCM  23.71
Edition  New Delhi
Supplement   NA
MAV  17,071
Language  English
Page  16
Circulation  25,000

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TWO AMPUTEES TO COMPETE IN RAID DE HIMALAYA in a global first, two amputees will compete on motor-bikes in the world's highest cross-country rally raid, the Raid de Himalaya this year. Setting this global record are Vinod Rawat of Mumbai and Ashok Munnedn pic) of Nag-pur. The Raid is considered among the top 10 toughest rallies of the world. It will take off from Leh on October 8 this year, and finish on October 14. Over 200 competitors participating in Raid de Himalaya 2018 will race over some of the most challenging roads ^ in the Kargil, Zanskarand Ladakh sectors, speeding over rocks, . gravel and dust. The amputees, Rawat and Munne are com-J peting in the toughest category at the Raid Xtreme Moto.
S Racing motorcycles at high-aititude roads and mountain passim es is a task few can accomplish.