Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Aska, Oct 3:
A 16-year-old boy Ajit Kumar Jena of Bahadaguda village under Dharakote block in Odisha’s Ganjam district clinched a new record by running 70 km distance from Gopalpur beach to Aska in just six hours yesterday on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Ajit, a student of the first year class of Plus II Arts of Somnath Science College, Mundamarai started running from Gopalpur beach at 5.50 AM on Sunday and reached Thakurani temple at Kalinga road here at 11.50 AM.
“My aim is to participate in national and international level events. I am hopeful that with proper training and encouragement from the government I will be able to fulfill my dreams and bring laurels for the nation,” Ajit said in his reaction on reaching Aska.
It may be noted here that Rajiv Lochan Gouda of Aska Sugar Factory area had completed the same distance in eight hours on September 11. However, he had fallen ill near Hinjilikatu.