Dr. Ali Irani and Sujoy Kumar Mitra, who are best friends and travelling buddies as well, they have set a new Guinness world record by travelling across 7 continents in 3 days, 1 hour, 5 minutes and 4 seconds. The continents they travelled include Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, and Oceania.
The Adventurous Journey
Dr. Ali Irani and Sujoy Kumar Mitra started their journey on December 4th from Antarctica they then visited 7 continents consecutively and wrapped their newly set world record in Melbourne, Australia on December 7th. They have covered this enormous journey in just 3 days, 1 hour, 5 minutes and 4 seconds.
Both of them are passionate towards travelling and also they are bestfriends. Dr Irani, who is 64-year-old has been the physiotherapist for the Indian Cricket Team. He has visited over 90 countries so far.
Sujoy Mitra on the other hand used to work a corporate job which he then moved on from to follow his passion to travel. He established his roots in his passion by starting an entrepreneurship venture in travel.
Sujoy has covered 172 countries out of 198 countries from around the globe and he further wishes to become the most travelled Indian, which will add more prestige to his travelling portfolio.
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The Duo On the Achievement
On this remarkable achievement Dr. Irani, in an interview with the press release, said that, “Travelling transcends boundaries and unites people around the world. Breaking a world record for something we both are so passionate about is a very satisfying feeling.”
Adding further to it, Mitra said, “It is an honour to be Guinness world record holders but we also believe that records are meant to be broken. This journey may have ended but there are many more milestones for us to achieve. Today, we may have been successful in breaking a record, tomorrow someone else will break our record. So, enjoy the struggle, cherish the hardships, aspire to fail better and the magic will happen!”
The Previous Record which was set aside by the Indian Duo
The Indian duo has beat the previous record of 3 days, 14 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds, which was set by United Arab Emirates (UAE) woman Khawla AlRomaithi in the year 2020.