An Indian Army soldier has started Kashmir to Kanyakumari ultra-marathon to make it to the Guinness Book of World records. A defence statement said here on Saturday, “Naik N.A. Velu P of 60 Para Field Hospital is an Ultramarathon runner who is attempting a Guinness book of the world record by running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari for a distance of approximately 4,300 kms in under 50 days.
“To start this epic feat, Naik N.A. Velu P was flagged off from 92 Base Hospital at Srinagar on April 1 by a heartwarming gathering of enthusiasts who accompanied him in his solo run for the initial 5 Kms carrying the National Flag and boosting his morale.
To cover this mammoth distance from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 50 days Naik Velu P would be running 70-100 KMs per day crossing various States and major towns and cities.
“Naik Velu P has already won many ultra-marathons, Tuffman runs and Stadium runs across India. He has been representing the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in long-distance runs for the past 4 years and incoming September, he will be representing India for Stadium run at the World championship in Romania, for which he had won a trial run of 24 hours stadium running held at Bengaluru. PTI