[11:43 AM, 8/27/2019] +91 89638 94894: Lieutenant General Anil Puri has become the first serving Lieutenant General-rank officer of the Indian Armyto 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.”
Can you imagine? I mean, aren’t we all perpetually sleepy? At least, I am.
The Indian Army posted a tweet which says, “#Congratulations Lieutenant General Anil Puri to become first serving general #IndianArmy to complete France’s oldest cycling event, 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit. The 56 years old officer completed the circuit on 23 August 19 by cycling non-stop for 90 hours, without sleep.”
More than 31,125 riders have managed to complete the Paris-Bret-Paris Randonneur ever since the long-distance cycling event started in the year 1931. This year the event was hosted in the town of Rambouillet.
Ninety hours means almost four days straight, without a break, without sleeping!
The lieutenant who is in his mid 50s is the first one from the Indian Army to do so and people on Twitter are all praise and glory for Lieutenant General Anil Puri.