Punjab

4,300 km run within 50 days; soldier attempts world record

Dilbag Singh | April 06, 2021 05:01 PM
Punjab Tribune Bureau

 

JALANDHAR To make it to the Guinness Book of World records, an Indian Army soldier, NaikVelu P, has started an ultra-marathon from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. The army man eyes at completing 4300 km run within 50 days.

  NaikVelu P, an ultramarathoner, was given a grand welcome by Brigadier V Anand, Commandant and all ranks at Military Hospital Jalandhar on 05 April 2021 on his arrival from Srinagar via Pathankot.  NaikVelu P born on 21 April 1991 at Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu) and joined Indian Army in December 2011 (AMC). He has started ultra-marathon from Srinagar to Kanyakumari and completed 480 km up to Jalandhar by covering an average distance of 80-100 km per day. He is determined to create a new record by covering this mammoth distance of 4,300 km from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

    NaikVelu is serving as a Nursing Assistant in the 60 Para Field Hospital and is an ultra-marathoner who is attempting a Guinness world record by running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari for a distance of about 4,300 kms within 50 days. This run is in the process of becoming an Asian record. The ultra-marathoner conveyed that his present run is with the motto of  “One nation one spirit”.

  Also in last year June,NaikVelu became the first Indian ultra-marathon runner to complete 1600 km in just 17 days. He has already won many ultra-marathon stuff man runs and stadium runs across India.  He has been representing the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in long-distance runs for the last four years.

  In September 2021 he will be representing India for a stadium run at a world championship in Romania.

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