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Abhijit continues feat-making spree

- Constable completes seven events, Manipur youth too eyes record

Jorhat, Oct. 14: After punching his way into the record books yet again yesterday, Guinness records holder Abhijit Baruah made another record today by performing seven consecutive endurance events.

Under the watchful eyes of Delhi-based India Book of Records observer Rinki Tomar, the Assam police constable started off on a 33km run from the stadium here to Sivasagar at 7.45am, which he completed in four hours.

Subsequently, he rode a bicycle for three hours from Jhanji Tin-ali in Sivasagar district to Gaurisagar and returned, covering 63km. Abhijit then did 27 push-ups in 21 seconds, 20 sit-ups in 16 seconds, punched a boxing pad for five minutes, ran for 200 metres carrying a sandbag weighing 40kg in one minute 44 seconds and topped it all off by running 200 metres barefoot in 36 seconds.

His feat, which lasted seven hours and 31 minutes, got him the provisional certificate for “Most Consecutive Feats of Endurance Performed” from the record observer, amidst cheers and bursting of crackers by his friends and well-wishers.

A smiling and a sweating Abhijit, who was surrounded by mediapersons, said he was very happy and thankful to God, his friends and mentors and those who have promoted him. He said he had plans to make more records in the near future and had a dream to compete in the Olympics in boxing, which was his first passion.

Tomar announced that Abhijit had completed all the seven events in seven hours and 31 minutes, which is the net time period excluding the time allotted for breaks. Though Abhijit was entitled to a break of 10 minutes after completion of one hour, he took only 38 minutes of break during the entire process.

He said the entire proceedings with each moment of video footage of today’s feat would be sent to Limca Book of Records for a claim in the record book.

Abhijit yesterday punc-hed a boxing pad 329 times in one minute here, to enter the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records.

Abhijit is a black belt in karate and kickboxing and has bagged several medals at various national-level martial arts competitions.

The Great Run Club, an organisation which has Jorhat MLA and parliamentary secretary for home affairs Rana Goswami as president, promoted both of Abhijit’s records.

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