Velu P preparing for the long marathon run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.   |  Photo Credit: Twitter
A sportsperson from the Indian army named Naik Velu P flagged off a cross-country run that is 5000 km. From Kanyakumari to Kashmir, he aims to finish this within 50 days.
The flag-off ceremony took place recently where the Indian army personnel wished him all the best before he headed out for the long-distance run.
A video was posted by the army's Chinar Corps which showed the army men seeing him off. In 50 days, he aims to reach Kanyakumari via Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
"I have two mottos. One is for 'Green India' and the other is 'One Nation One Spirit," he told DD andar bahar real cash. His well-wishers were present who motivated him to finish this run.
Velu P started to run long-distance when he was in school. When he joined the Indian army, he represented them in many marathons and won laurels.
"I am in the business of running for 15 years. For five years, I have been participating for the India team in Ultramarathon, I achieved the Limca record for a 1600 km run," he told ANI. Further, he added that he wants to bag the Guinness World Records by completing this race.
Also, he wants to inspire the youth as well. "I have heard sportspersons say that they are worn out after running 5-10 km. I want to convey with this 'run' that the human body has no limits."
He dedicated this race to his teammate named LL Meena. She was in the national team for long-distance racing and she passed away last year.