Nashik boy Om Mahajan from Nashik made the record by completing the 3,600 km distance from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on Saturday afternoon in eight hours, seven hours 38 minutes. Om, who turned 18 next month, after reaching Kanyakumari said, ‘I always wanted to go cycling. After the lockdown started, I started dreaming of participating in ‘Endurance Cycling’ and RAAM (Race in America). ‘
His uncle Mahendra Mahajan’s record of fastest cycling from Srinagar to Kanyakumari was. But recently, Lt. Col. Bharat Pannu of the Indian Army completed this distance in eight days and nine hours and broke the record.
It was yet to be included in the Guinness Book. But Om Mahajan eyed Pannu’s record and broke it. Lieutenant Colonel Pannu was at the forefront of congratulating 17-year-old Om on social media.