Lifestyle | 16/12/2023 07:24 PM | Click to read full article
As far as ultra cycling races go, the Deccan Cliffhanger—as its name suggests—isn’t for the faint of heart. This tough route from Pune to Panjim is a gruelling 643km trek up and down the Western Ghats, with an elevation gain of nearly 6,000m. Teenager Niharica Reddy not only completed it, but she also stood first among all the women contestants. Writer Shail Desai brings you the fitness preparation Reddy underwent to ace the race.