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Barefoot runner Sita gets assistance

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Kathmandu, December 28, 2016: Sita Sen, who ran 5000m race barefoot in the ongoing Seventh National Games has received assistance from Sirish Gurung.

Olympic athlete Gurung had provided her with a sports bag, track-suit, T-Shirt, shoes and five thousand rupees of cash.

She had run barefoot as she couldn’t afford to buy a pair of sports shoes. Originally from Gulmi district, she has been participating marathon race since she was studying in class 9. She is currently in 12th class.

Though she couldn’t win any medals, she had completed the race.