From a Correspondent
Gohpur, Dec 22: Intertiol karate player and 12th APBN (Assam Police) personnel Manjit Dihingia has created a new world record for which he started a barefoot marathon on December 19 at 9:54 am and accomplished the 205-km long marathon on December 20 at 11:18 am in 25 hours and 10 minutes.
According to Nur Alom Sarkar, Manjit Dihingia has been selected for two honorary titles, URF Asia Records and URF World Records from Universal Records Forum for completing the 200-km longest marathon in 25 hours. Nur Alom Sarkar, chief jury of Universal Records Forum, Northeast, supervised the entire initiative.
Earlier, Manjit Dihingia rode a Ranger cycle and played Assamese folk instruments like flute, dhol, taal, and pepa without touching the handle of the cycle from Gohpur to Kusumtula on August 21, 2016. He started his journey from Gohpur town and reached Kusumtula. The distance between Gohpur to Kusumtula is 80 km. By the earlier initiative, he tried to spread awareness about saving and promoting Assamese folk musical instruments.
For the earlier outstanding performance of cycling he got certificates from Universal Records Forum, URF Asia Records, URF World Records, World Records India, Golden Book of World Records and World Records Consultancy. URF (Universal Records Forum) granted him Universal Records Forum Top Talent Award, 2016. Recently, he got honorary doctorate degree from World Record University.