Guwahati: Abhijeet Baruah, an Assam Police constable on Tuesday entered the Guinness Book of World Records by running 156.2 km on foot in 24 hours in Jorhat.

The 22-year old Assam constable achieved the milestone on Tuesday afternoon at 3:43 pm and ran 156 km and 200 m till 4:00 pm.

The race was flagged off at 3:56 pm on Monday by the Indian observer for the Guinness Book of World Records B K Chandrasekhar Tiwari.

Tiwari, who also represents the Indian Book of Records said, “The entire documentation and video recordings of the event will be sent to the London-based headquarters, and after detailed analysis and study, will decide whether Baruah had actually made the cut or not.

"This scintillating race will be first of its kind in the world, as the Guinness Book of World Records does not have any record of any individual running such a distance barefooted for twenty four hours." Tiwari added.

"By the blessings of god I have been able to complete the run and make my country and state proud," Baruah said.

“For me it is like a dream come true. I was desperately waiting for this day”, said Baruah.

An exhausted Baruah will remain under 24 hour supervision of doctors.