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Indian Army officer Anil Puri completes France cycle race

Paris, Aug 24:  Lieutenant General Anil Puri has become first serving general of the Indian Army to complete France’s oldest cycling event, the grueling 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit.There were a total of 6,500 participants at the event from as many as 60 countries.

The 56 years old officer completed the circuit on 23 August by cycling non-stop for 90 hours, without sleep.

Lt Gen Puri completed the circuit on Thursday by cycling from Rambouillet on the outskirts of Paris to the Brest military port on France’s western tip and back.

A participant has to climb a cumulative altitude of around 31,000 feet during the circuit  without any sleep in nearly four days.

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