Army officer Sripada Sriram sets Guinness world record by doing 'fastest solo cycling' from Leh to Manali

Army officer Sripada Sriram sets Guinness world record by doing 'fastest solo cycling' from Leh to Manali

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·        Indian Army officer Lt Col Sripada Sriram has set a new Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Solo Cycling (Men)' by covering a distance of 472 km from Leh to Manali in just 34 hours.

·        He covered a total distance of 472 kilometers with a total height of about 8,000 metres.

·        The event was part of the 'Golden Victory Year' celebrations and was organized to mark the 195th Gunners Day.

·        India is celebrating the 'Golden Victory Year' to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war.

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About Guinness World Records

v Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 to 1999 as The Guinness Book of Records, and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records.

v It is a reference book published annually, listing world records of both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. .

v Co-founded by: Norris and Ross McWhirter (August 1954).

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