बोलिविया में दुनिया की सबसे खतरनाक पहाड़ी सड़क पर 70 साल की महिला ने 60 किमी साइकिल चलाई, ऊंचाई-11 हजार फीट

70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia's 3km Death Road

Bolivia’s “Death Road” might seem an odd place for a septuagenarian on two wheels. The world’s most dangerous road spirals skyward nearly 3,300 meters, from the country’s lowland jungles to the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. Fog, rain, rockslides and sheer cliffs are the main attractions. The road has likely claimed thousands of lives. But for 70-year-old Bolivian Mirtha Munoz, the oldest ever competitor in Bolivia’s 60km Skyrace, an extreme bike racing competition, it was a natural extension of a passion she picked up years ago.

Munoz took up biking on the advice of her family and a psychologist friend after her son died unexpectedly.“He told me … the bike could help me get through my pain, and to rebuild,” she said. Saturday’s race was a pinnacle achievement, no pun intended.“It’s a vertical climb, you go up and up and there’s no rest,” she told Reuters upon finishing the race. Munoz, one of the race’s founders, says she enjoys more low-key bike-riding with her six grandchildren, though admits she hopes the eldest, now approaching 18, will soon follow in her tracks.

(Text source: the guardian)

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