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Italian runner Paolo Venturini to run in Iran's hot Lut Deseret to record name in Guinness

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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