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17-year-old from Maharashtra cycles from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 8 days and 7 hours, sets new record

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Maharashtra: Setting the new record of the fastest bicycle journey across India, a 17-year-old boy from Nashik, Maharashtra has pedalled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in eight days and seven hours. The journey is approximately 3,600 kilometres.

The boy named Om Mahajan broke the record of Indian Army’s Lt Col Bharat Pannu as he reached Kanyakumari in eight days, seven hours and 38 minutes. Mahajan became the fastest cyclist to reach from Srinagar to Kanyakumari.

Mahajan’s uncle Mahendra holds the existing Guinness World Records for the fastest bicycle ride from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. But the record was broken by Lt Col Bharat Pannu after he completed the journey in eight days and nine hours. However, young Mahajan broke Pannu’s record before it could be entered in the Guinness Book.

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