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Assam cop is world's longest barefoot runner


AGENCIES | Jorhat (Assam), April 17, 2012 19:43
Tags : Assam police | Guinness Book of world record | Abhijeet Baruah | Indian chief observer | Kaziranga National Park |


Abhijeet guinnessA 22-year old, Assam Police constable Abhijeet Baruah, officially engraved his name in the Guinness Book of World Records on Tuesday by running barefoot non-stop for over 24 hours in January.

His record was officially announced at the India Office of Guinness Book Of World Record, Green Field Colony, Gurgaon in Haryana on Tuesday, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner R C Jain said.

Baruah completed the 152.2 km run barefoot on January 31 on an approved 10 km track monitored by India Chief Observer of the Book of Records Dr Chandra Shekhar Tiwari.

The event was organised by The Great Run Club in accordance with prescribed Guinness guidelines.

Baruah had made it to the Limca Book of Records in 2010 when he ran from Jorhat to Kaziranga National Park and back to Jorhat completing 200 km in 26 hr 31 min. 

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