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Assam’s Ratul Kumar Jakharia Sets National Record of 100km Walk

An employee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Ratul Kumar Jakharia set a new national record by traversing 100km on foot in the shortest period of time. The 55-year-old resident of Guwahati walked the distance in 16 hours and 35 minutes, engraving his name in the India Book of Records.

“He started his walk at 4.03 am on November 7 from the Azara police station (northwestern part of the state capital Guwahati), reached Boko (Singora) and returned to the police station at 8.38 pm the same day. He covered 100 km in 16 hours and 35 minutes,” AAI said in a statement.

Jakhariya is presently posted at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. The airport authority organized a grand function to felicitate Jakhariya on his success. Snehasis Dutta, the Chief Operating Officer of the Guwahati International Airport Limited, officially presented the award to Ratul Kumar Jakharia in the presence of The Azara Sports Club, whose members supported him in his endeavour. Jakharia said that he had been practicing regularly and maintaining a strict diet in preparation for this ordeal.

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