Shillong, Jan 17: Run Meghalaya has paid tribute to long distance runner Daphika Pakyntein, who passed away recently.

In a Facebook post, Run Meghalaya said, “She will always be remembered by our running family as someone with a gentle smile, beautiful soul and yet fighting spirit. Daphika you will keep inspiring always. Rest in peace.”

Pakyntein has taken part in races of various lengths.

In 2019 she took on the 72km run at the Mawkyrwat Ultra, finishing the grueling distance in 10 hours and 37 minutes. Earlier that year, she ran in the inaugural Shillong 10K, finishing third in the women’s senior category. Pakyntein also came third in 2018’s Dr Friday Lyngdoh Memorial Cross Country Race, in the women’s veterans category.

(Run Meghalaya photo)

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