He has achieved the pinnacle of athletic achievement
Lt. Col Srinivas Gokulnath became the first Indian to complete Race Across America (RAAM) 2017 after cycling 4,900 km across 12 states. It took him eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes to make history as the world’s first Indian to complete RAAM.
He was one of the nine men who reached the finish line with an average speed of 10.86 miles an hour, Srinivas secured the seventh position.
Race Across America (RAAM) is considered as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but also the greater athletic community.
RAAM is about 30 per cent longer than Tour de France while being a continuous race, where once the clock starts; it does not stop until the finish line and its racers must complete the distance in half the time with no rest in between.
A doctor by profession, Srinivas Gokulnath is working with the Army in Nashik as an aerospace medicine specialist.
© 2016 Sulabh Swachh Bharat. All Right Reserved