A young Indian athlete has set a new record by covering 6000-kms in 110 days. Sufiya Khan covered a network of national highways connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai by foot and set a Guinness World Record for the shortest time taken to travel the ‘golden quadrilateral’.
Sufiya Khan covered a distance of 6,002 km in 110 days, 23 hours, and 24 minutes. She started her journey on December 16, 2020, from Delhi and completed it journey by April 6, 2021.
“I did not think of giving up in the entire attempt,” the athlete said. “Though there were some many injuries during the run but my focus was on finishing this attempt as early as possible.”
Husband of Sufiya Khan encouraged her supported her to accomplish this adventure.
Describing the adventure, Khan shared that she met several cyclists and runners on her way.
“Most of the time in cities and small-town people were hosting me at their home for a night stay and dinner. Many times during the attempt we took hotels and couple of nights we had to sleep on roadside shelters.”
Recently, she was awarded the title of “fastest female to run along The Indian Golden Quadrilateral Road.”
Previously Sufiya Khan set the record for the fastest woman to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.