NEW DELHI: Om Mahajan will be turning 18 only next month, but has already created waves by breaking the record for the fastest bicycle journey across India.
Mahajan, resident of Nashik in Maharashtra, covered the distance of 3,600 km from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on bicycle in eight days, seven hours and 38 minutes, finishing on Saturday afternoon.
"I was always into cycling, but it was more about sprinting. I began to dream of endurance cycling and taking part in the Race Across America (RAAM) after lockdown began," Om said, speaking minutes after reaching Kanyakumari.
-"About six months ago, I began training for the qualifier ride for RAAM which was to happen in November," he said.
But rather than going for the standard 600-km qualifier ride, Om set himself a `Race Across India'. Agencies