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World record set in marathon typing

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Mandla Naga Prasad completes 101-hour typing on computer


  • Prasad savours proud moment amidst cheers from friends
  • Goes back to computer to clock 111 hours
  • Sends a message for restoration of peace between India and Pakistan

    HYDERABAD : A new world record for 101-hour marathon typing on computer was successfully attempted by Mandla Naga Prasad at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Erramanzil on Tuesday.

    Soon after savouring the proud moment amidst cheers from his friends and onlookers at 10.30 a.m., Prasad was back at the computer determined to clock 111 hours. Dr. Bakhtiar Choudhary, Prasad's mentor and Sports Medicine consultant, declared Prasad fit enough to go on for few more hours. The new record surpasses the earlier one of 50 hours held by M. Sandeep.

    Landmark event

    Prasad began the marathon event on August 10 to achieve the landmark event on Independence Day.

    Having authored the book `A Journey Between Two Great Nations', he chose to type pages from the same book for the marathon event.

    For 29-year-old Prasad, an engineer pursuing his MBA at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, the attempt has twin objectives.

    Sending a message for restoration of peace between India and Pakistan and finding sponsors to pursue his passion for rifle shooting.

    "I am part of State team and will take part in national event next year," he says.

    Looking fit even after 101 hours of non-stop typing with a break of 10 minutes for every one hour, Prasad already holds national records in making , 35 hours and 45 minutes marathon typing.

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