Village boy claims breaking of world record of cycling

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Lucknow, Nov 30 (UNI) In a bid to register his name into the Guinness Book of World Records, Ramu, a native of small hamlet of Barabanki district and a farmer by profession, cycled continuously for more than 86 hours.

With this feat Ramu claimed that he had broken the previous record of 85 hours cycling by an American George Hood, who had achieved the record on January 14, 2007.

The event was organised by the UP Non-Olympic Association from November 26 to November 30 here at the Samar Vihar Colony and during the course of 86 hours and 45.47 minutes, Ramu cycled about 1038 km.

All technical formalities for registering the record in the Guinness Book were completed and the authorities were informed, said General Secretary of the Association Anand Saxena.

Mr Saxena said for registering the name the required agreement form was send to its London-based head office from where membership ID got obtained and the information for organising the event Limca Book authorities were also send.

Elated with the record, Ramu said, ''I am proud of to be an Indian and has done my job just like our security forces who thwarted terrorists in Mumbai. I was very much upset on hearing the news of the attack.'' Ramu said the association had inspired him a lot for this event and was preparing for this for the last one year.

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