Iranians with Guinness Records

REZA PAKRAVAN

The fastest crossing of the Sahara desert by bicycle was 13 days 5 hours 50 minutes and 14 seconds by Reza Pakravan from 4 March to 17 March 2011. The total distance cycled was 1,734 km (1,083.85 mi). The journey was completed in two legs, due to unsafe travel conditions. Reza flew from the city of Tamanrasset, Algeria to the city of Khartoum, Sudan and was transfered by car to the second leg of the trip. During the trip, Reza endured a strong sand storm, rain and abundant flies at the Nile River but was ultimately successful.