JORHAT, Jan 31 � In his quest for getting his name into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first man in the world to run 150 kilometres barefoot within 24 hours, 22-year-old Abhijit Boruah from Jorhat today came out with flying colours, covering 156.2 km within the stipulated time.
Abhijit ran the stipulated 150 km in 23 hours and 19 minutes. He started running from Tarajan Bypass approach yesterday at 3.56 pm and ended his run around the same time today at the same point.
BK Chandrasekhar Tiwari, the Indian observer for the Guinness Book of World Records who monitored the whole event, issued a certificate on behalf of the India Book of Records to Abhijit and handed it over formally to Jorhat MLA Rana Goswami, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner RC Jain and Jorhat SP Sanjukta Parashar at a press meet held in the conference hall of the DC at 5.30 pm today.
Abhijit has been admitted to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital for a check-up after the �great run�. He told mediapersons that in future he would try to break his own record that he had created today.
The route that Abhijit took was marked every 100 metres in accordance with the guidelines of the world records body. He ran between the two points repeatedly to set the record.
The Indian observer for the Guinness Book of World Records said that the entire documentation and video and still photo recordings of the event would be sent to the London-based headquarters of the organisation, which, after detailed analysis and study, would decide on the inclusion of Abhijit�s name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tiwari further said that Abhijit is sure to receive the recognition as no one has ever dared to undertake such an attempt earlier. However, the result from the authority of the Gunnies Book of World Records would come within one month.