Source: Mehr News Agency
An Italian runner plans to travel 80 kilometers in Lut Desert in a 70-degree day to record his name in the Guinness Book of Records. Modin Afzali, coordinator of the program for the Italian runner and director of a tourism agency in Lut Desert, told Mehr News Agency that Paolo Venturini, the Italian nature adventurer will go to Gandom Baran, the hottest spot of the Lut Desert, on July 30th, when the temperature reaches 65 to 70 degrees centigrade, to run 80 kilometers in a day.
Italian runner Paolo Venturini
In late July, he added, the Lut Desert would have the highest possible
temperature and Venturini has chosen this day to record his name in the Guinness
at the hottest temperature.
He added the event will also record the name of Lut Desert in the Guinness Book of Records.
Lut Desert is a large salt desert in Kerman and Sistan and Baluchistan province, and is the world's 25th largest desert.
Iran's Lut Desert
(high resolution map)
For this purpose, Afzali noted, two Guinness experts and a cameraman of Italian
TV program Sky Sports will accompany the runner.
This is one of the achievements of the last year's marathon, when foreign runners, including Paolo Venturini ran in the Lut Desert. "He decided last year to record his name as a Lut Desert runner," Afzali added.
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