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Kashmir to Kanyakumari on foot: This armyman is setting Guinness world record

Last Updated on April 1, 2021 at 5:59 pm

An armyman Naik NA Velu P is not content with little.

Velu of 60 Para Field Hospital is an Ultra marathoner who is attempting a Guinness book of world record by running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari for a distance of approx 4300 km under 50 days.

To start this epic feat, on April 1 in the wee hours, Velu P  was flagged off from 92 Base Hospital at Srinagar with a heartwarming gathering of enthusiasts who accompanied him in his solo run for the initial 5 km carrying the National Flag and boosting his morale.

Indian army soldier runs from kashmir to kanyakumari

To cover this mammoth distance from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 50 days NA Velu P would be running 70-100 Km per day crossing various states and major towns and cities.

“Velu P has already won many ultra-marathons, Tuffman runs and Stadium runs across India. He has been representing Athletics federation of India (AFI) in long distance runs for the past 4 years and in coming September 2021, he will be representing India for stadium run at the world championship at Romania, for which he had won a trial run of 24 hr stadium running held at Bengaluru” read an official statement by army.

In June 2020, he ran 1600 km in 17 days. This feat is in the process of being entered as an Asian record.