Indian Army Officer, 56, Completes France's Oldest Marathon Cycling Event

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.

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Indian Army Officer, 56, Completes France's Oldest Marathon Cycling Event

Indian Army tweeted about Anil Puri's feat with his pictures.


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. 

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.



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