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Good Sports: Delhi Runner Sets Guinness World Record

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
May 2022
Good Sports: Delhi Runner Sets Guinness World Record

For most people, just completing a marathon of 26.2 miles would be a major achievement. But that’s a walk in the park for ultra runners like 35-year-old Sufiya Khan of Delhi.

Khan was recently certified by the Guinness World Records for the “fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on Foot” by a female.

The Golden Quadrilateral is a national highway network connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Beginning her run in Delhi on Dec. 16, 2020, Khan completed the 6,002-km journey in 110 days, 23 hours and 24 minutes.

“No, I did not think of giving up in the entire attempt,” she told Guinness World Records. “Though there were very many injuries that happened during the run, my full focus was on completing this attempt in minimum time.”

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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