Hyderabad: Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram has set a new Guinness World Record for the Fastest Solo Cycling (Men) from Leh to Manali on September 26, 2021.

Indian Army Officer Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram serves under the Strategic Strikers Division of 1-Strike Corps, Mathura. The event was a part of the celebrations of Swarnim Vijay Varsh to commemorate 195th Gunners' Day.

"Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram from the Strategic Strikers Division of 1 Corps has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'Fastest Solo Cycling – (Men)' from Leh to Manali on 26 Sep 2021, The total distance covered was 472 kilometers with a total elevation gain of approximately 8000 meters." Army Spokesperson said.

The total distance covered was 472 kilometers with a total elevation gain of approximately 8000 meters from Leh to Manali in just over 34 hours 54 minutes crossing five major passes in particularly stormy and hilly areas. Sriram started from Ladakh at 4 am on Saturday. He reached Manali on Sunday afternoon. The event was a part of the celebrations of Swarnim Vijay Varsh to mark the 50th anniversary of India's victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war.

"Fitness a way of life" Lieutenant Colonel Sripada Sriram from Strike One will attempt to break Guinness World Record for 'Fastest Solo Cycling (Men)' from Leh to Manali with a distance of 472 Km on 25 Sep 2021," Northern Command of Indian army tweeted.


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