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Preeti Maske, 43-year-old Pune woman makes Guinness World Record with 6,000-km Golden Quadrilateral ride in 22 days

Preeti Maske, a 43-year-old resident of Pune, is endeavoring set a Guinness World Record by turning into the quickest lady to cycle along the 6,000-km Golden Quadrilateral. While Guinness Book of World Records specialists have given her a most extreme time breaking point of 30 days to finish the course, Preeti says she expects to complete it in only 22 days.

The Golden Quadrilateral course is Pune to Bengaluru-Chennai-Kolkata-Delhi, Rajasthan–Mumbai and back to Pune. Maske will set off from Shaniwar Wada on February 27.

“I believe age is not a barrier to explore your passion,” says the entrepreneur and mother of a 21-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son.

Maske has faith in ladies strengthening and chose to set out on this performance ride in front of International Women’s Day (March 8), not exclusively to make a statement yet additionally in light of the fact that it gives her extra inspiration and certainty to assume a definitive test of finishing an Ironman occasion.

Maske made her introduction at 40 years old in international running events. In 2017, she addressed India and won two gold decorations in Malaysia in the Asia Pacific Masters Athletics Games in 2017. There has been no thinking back from that point forward with five full long distance races, two 100K ultras, 30 half long distance races, four 42k Ultras, one marathon and different cycling rivalries.

In December 2019, she finished the Kashmir to Kanyakumari Cycling Expedition in 17 days and 17 hours, cycling 3,773 km, and acquired the Super Randonneur title when she cycled 1,600 km in 5 days 5 hours from Nashik to Amritsar. An ardent adventurer and trail sprinter in the mountains, Maske has been preparing, at first with Pedal pusher cycling and now with Endurance Athlete club and Blue Brigade.

“Earlier, two women from Pune have cycled along the 6,000 km Golden Quadrilateral. But they took 46 days to complete it. Mine is a solo ride with approval from the Guinness Book of World Records,” she says, adding that her husband, Dattatreye Maske, has been a pillar of support and will accompany her on the ride.

She is additionally motivated by Dr Amit Samarth, who is known for increasing present expectations and taking on extraordinary feats. The 40-year-old specialist from Nagpur, who is the just one in Asia to have finished the two longest cycling races universally (Race Across America and Red BullTrans-Siberian Extreme), is endeavoring to navigate the Golden Quadrilateral in 15 days. Samarth began on February 15 from Mumbai and as of late crossed Pune. “This is a test of human endurance and I am really inspired,” Maske says as she prepares for her ride.

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