Assam constable runs 156 km barefoot

January 31st, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Jan 31 (IANS) A constable from Assam Police ran an incredible 156.2 km barefoot in just 24 hours, and is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Abhijit Baruah, 22, from Jorhat town in Upper Assam, began running at 3.56 p.m. Monday from Jorhat. His run within Jorhat ended at 3.56 p.m. Tuesday.

This makes Baruah to have run the longest distance barefoot in the world, said Chandrasekhar Tiwari, the Indian representative of the Guinness World Records.

“I am going to send all reports, including the video of the whole run, to the office (for them to) take a final decision.”

Volunteers kept sweeping the 10-km stretch of the road from time to time during the run.

A hundred district officials were involved in documenting the event.

Baruah took only water and liquid food during the run.

On May 28 last year, Baruah, a black belt in karate and kickboxing, had attempted to enter the Limca Book of Records by running 150 km in 26 hours and 31 minutes.

The young man had bagged several gold, silver and bronze medals in many national-level martial arts competitions.

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