Kambala runner Srinivasa Gowda recently grabbed the headlines after completing 100m in 9.55 seconds - a feat that saw many people compare him with Usain Bolt. 



However, that record did not last long as another Kambala runner Nishant Shetty recorded 143m in just 13.68 seconds which means he covered 100m in 9.51 seconds. Shetty from Bajagoli Jogibettu achieved the feat at Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor.

Kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern state of Karnataka. Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. As one can observe from the viral picture, the Karnataka man is running alongside a pair of buffalo in a field filled with water.

As soon as Gowda's feat went viral, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju invited him for trials at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in Bengaluru. But Gowda politely refused the offer.