Geeta S Rao, who is the first Indian differently abled super Randonneur, Olympic triathlete, and silver medalist at the para-cycling championship which was held in 2022, is all set to participate in the race across India, a national-level ultra-cycling race, which will start from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on March 1, 2023.
Rao has been suffering from polio in her left leg and will be cycling only with one leg power and push, apart from this she is also the only woman taking part in the cycling race.
Geeta S Rao to participate in longest race
Rao recently visited Hyderabad to meet, some of the team members from the Sushena Health Foundation, and she also visited her flagship project, Dhaatri Mother’s Milk Bank, an initiative run by the Niloufer Mother and Child Hospital and ESI Medical College and Hospital.
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As per the ultra cycle list the 3651 km long race, with the total gain of elevation being 18950 mts will start from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir and end in the Kanyakumari region of Tamil Nadu. She further added, The race will pass through many scenic locations of our geographically diverse country India, race across India is a big national level, an ultra-cycling race and this will also be the longest cycling race in a country with the solo and relay teams participating from various corners of the country and the world”
Rao is completely confident that she will be able to complete the 3551 km race and will cross 12 states in just 12 days. Sushena Health Foundation will be the official partner for this Race Across India and will support Rao in it.
The race will have the slogan,” breastfeeding is the best feeding” and Geetha Rao will be the flag bearer and will be supporting the campaign to increase awareness about breastfeeding in India said Dr Santosh Kumar Kraleti, Founder of Dhaatri Mother’s Milk Bank.