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Sufiya Sufi eyes global run after Qatar conquest, UAE next


After a record-breaking run across Qatar on January 12-13, Sufiya Sufi, an Indian ultra-runner has her eyes set on the ultimate marathon across the world.

Back home in India after a Guinness World record-setting run across the Arab country, Sufiya Sufi said that her goal to fly the Indian Tricolor across the world.

Sufiya rued that she could achieve more accolades for the country if she received more financial and logistical support from the concerned authorities, adding that wearing the Indian tricolor on her sleeve is her proudest moment.

Sufiya Sufi revealed that she aims to complete the run across continents before the end of next year and hoist the Indian flag across every nation.
However, before her intended epic run, the runner has her sights set on conquering another Arab nation as she looks to run across UAE next.
The ultra-marathoner said that she will take a month’s rest to recuperate and then get back to training for the next world record.

Sufiya, 35, etched her name in the Guinness Book of world records for the fourth time by completing a 192-kilometer marathon run across Qatar on January 12-13 in a record-breaking time of 30 hours and 34 minutes.

The ultra-runner, who earlier completed record-setting runs from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, Manali to Leh, and across the four Indian metro cities, said that she was overwhelmed with the support she received in Qatar.

Sufiya Sufi said that the Indian community in Qatar as well as the local running community, all came out in droves to support her and fulfilled her every need.

Thanking her supporters, Sufiya said that the overwhelming support helped her keep a clear head and focus on the marathon.

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