Lieutenant General Anil Puri has become the first serving Lieutenant General-rank officer of the Indian Army to complete France's oldest cycling event - 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit.
The 56-year-old officer completed the circuit on August 23 by "cycling non-stop for 90 hours, without sleep", Indian Army said in a tweet.
#Congratulations Lieutenant General Anil Puri to become first serving general #IndianArmy to complete France's oldest cycling event, 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit. The 56 years old officer completed the circuit on 23 August 19 by cycling non-stop for 90 hours, without sleep. pic.twitter.com/qPyDlWrdYN— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 25, 2019
More than 31,125 riders have managed to complete Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur ever since the long-distance cycling event started in 1931.
This year, the picturesque town of Rambouillet hosted the departure and arrival for the event.