Topic: #TOGO817: An IT Programmer Turned 5th Elite Finisher with an Old Aleoca Bike

Posted on: 2nd Oct 2017 1:58 AM    Quote and Reply

Rao, better known as Venkateshwara Rao Mannava, clinched the 5th place in the recently ended #TOGO817 km challenge. The Elite Finisher clocked more than 2517km to win a water bag worth $80-100. Hand held in a firm grip with Evan the prize-giver, he gave a huge smile as he received his certificate and gift.

The 38-year old IT programmer hails from India and has made Singapore his second home for 7 years. Quite impressive is the fact that he cycles to work every day and then heads to Chinatown for dinner – on an old Aleoca mountain bike purchased from NTUC Fairprice for around $60. Covering about 55-60km every day to work and back, he clocks 1400-1500km each month. Soon after, a friend who knew of his little feats invited Rao to join #TOGO817. The cyclist happily accepted.


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