After running the Indian Golden Quadrilateral for almost over 6 months, Michelle Kakade has finally received her Guinness World Record Certificate for ‘Fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot (female)’.
On 21st October, 2015, Michelle Kakade, The Queen of Endurance undertook an epic journey on foot that has never been attempted before encompassing the length & breadth of our vast country covering a distance of 5968.4 km along the Golden Quadrilateral that connects the 4 major metros of our country namely Mumbai in the west, Delhi in the north, Kolkata in the East and Chennai in the south. This run was flagged off from the Gateway of India at 7 am. Michelle covered the entire distance by foot.
Running about 35 km on an average every day, Michelle Kakade, the Endurance Queen successfully completed The Indian Golden Quadrilateral Run of 5970 km in a record time of 194 days spread over 167 stages across the four metros Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai and 56 towns. Michelle is attempting the Guinness World Record for “The Fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot (female)”. With only 27 rest days she has done the equivalent of running 142 full marathons in this period from 21st October 2015 to 1st May 2016. Michelle ended her epic run at the same spot she had begun, Gateway of India.
On her historic achievement, Michelle Kakade said, “This run is dedicated to the millions of women in our country who are battling every day for survival purely on the basis of their gender. I am overwhelmed by the tremendous response I have received throughout in this journey from various people across the country. This is not my journey alone and wouldn’t have been possible without the wholehearted encouragement and support I have received from my husband, children, family, friends, well-wishers, the running fraternity, my crew and team who managed the entire logistics and people at large. This entire experience has enriched me. I am deeply humbled and moved by the love and warmth I have received.”