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Female ultra runner breaks world record for Golden Quadrilateral run

UPI – An Indian ultra runner broke a Guinness World Record by traversing the country’s 3,729-mile ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ with a time of 110 days, 23 hours and 24 minutes.

Sufiya Khan, 35, who ran her first marathon in 2017 and started ultra distance running in 2019, ran the Golden Quadrilateral network of highways, passing through Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.

Khan finished the 3,729-mile run in 110 days, 23 hours and 24 minutes, earning the Guinness World Record for fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot (female).

Khan previously earned the Guinness record for fastest time to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (female). The athlete said she initially took up distance running as a means of relieving her stress from working as ground staff at an airport.

“Once my interest piqued, I decided to quit my job and dive into ultra running full-time,” Khan told the Hindustan Times.

Delhi-based ultra runner Sufiya Khan. PHOTO: UPI
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