J-K youth completes 950-km-marathon ​ ​

SRINAGAR: A youth from Jammu and Kashmir completed a 950-km-marathon from Srinagar to Delhi in seven days to build anti-drug addiction awareness and is awaiting assistance for recognition in the International Book of Records, an official spokesman stated on Saturday.​

“Setting a new record, 25-year-old Uzair Fayaz Khan, a citizen of Nowhatta Srinagar, completed 940 kilometers’ long distance between Srinagar to Delhi on foot in a record winning seven days,” the spokesman said. He said Khan, a BA student in Psychology at Amar Singh College here, had always been intrigued by running and participated in marathons ever since he was young. Before accepting this challenge, Khan claimed to have undergone rigorous seven-months-long training under the supervision of his coach Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat.The spokesman announced that the sole motive of his run was to build an anti-drug addiction awareness. Khan started his journey from Bakshi Stadium after being flagged off by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic City Srinagar, Ghulam Hassan on April 2 and finished it at Rajghat in Delhi on April 8. ​