The Twentieth Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

19 June - 9 August
Queens New York

The world's longest certified road race, taking place from 6 am to midnight for 52 days.

About the event

Welcome to the 20th Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called 'The Mount Everest of ultramarathons' by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. They must average 59.6 miles per day- for 52 straight days - in order to reach 3100 miles. The surface is concrete sidewalks around a playground, ball fields, and the confines of a vocational high school, and all in a city neighborhood setting. They must run these miles in an 18-hour daily format. The physical and psychological demands are prodigious, if not overwhelming. Thus, participation is limited to invited athletes who have a resume of multi-day running experience and elite endurance abilities. Entry into the race is at the Race Director's discretion.

We hope that the race serves as an inspiration for people in all walks of life to ‘go the extra mile’ or reach their own highest potential in whatever they do. Our race founder Sri Chinmoy often used ‘self-transcendence’ as the cornerstone of his philosophy.  He said,” The supreme secret or goal will be to transcend our own capacities. We will not try to defeat others.  We will try only to constantly transcend ourselves. We must try to develop universal goodwill. When transcending ourselves, we will not fight with ourselves.”

Spirit of a Runner - a documentary

From filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman, this is the most in-depth documentary about the 3100 Mile Race made yet. The race follows 13-time finisher Suprabha Beckjord as she aims to complete the 2008 edition of the race. Spirit of a Runner challenges our definition of possibility, as it explores the enduring capacity of the human heart.

Distance

3,100 Miles

Start time

  • 6:00 am every day

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

Serving the running community for over 35 years...

Team Founder Sri Chinmoy

A lifelong advocate of fitness and self-transcendence...

Contact

Sahishnu Szczesiul
718 297 2556
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Award categories

  • Trophies to all finishers

Certification

  • USAT&F Certified Course NY12013JG
  • UST&F Sanction 2015
  • IAU Bronze Label 2015

3100 Mile Race 2016

The 20th edition of the world's longest certified road race finished on 9 August. Go to event page »

Race scoreboard

View race charts »Runner bios »
3100 Mile Race ( Week 8 )
Show Week: 12345678
Men
Name Day 50 Day 51 Day 52
1 Yuri Trostenyuk 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
2 Ashprihanal Aalto 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
3 Atmavir Petr Spacil 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
4 Vasu Duzhiy 3100.1 3100.1 3100.1
day total 0 0 0
5 Baladev Pavol Saraz 2712.7 2763.7 2811.5
day total 47.7 51 47.7
6 Sopan Tsekov 2616.1 2658.9 2700
day total 43.3 42.8 41.1
7 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2522.2 2565 2608.9
day total 43.9 42.8 43.9
8 Stutisheel Lebedyev 2514.6 2560.7 2604
day total 36.7 46 43.3
9 Volodymyr Hlushchuk 919.2 919.2 919.2
day total 0 0 0
Women
Name Day 50 Day 51 Day 52
1 Kaneenika Janakova 3017.3 3073.2 3100.1
day total 56.5 55.9 26.8
2 Surasa Mairer 2921.2 2972.8 3021.6
day total 51 51.5 48.8
3 Shamita Achenbach-Konig 1139.3 1139.3 1139.3
day total 0 0 0

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

9 August

Day 52: End of the Road

Kaneenika Janakova fulfilled a long-held dream to finish the 3100 Mile race today, crossing the line in 51 days+07:31:07. A smile etched on her face, the 46 year old Slovakian managed to average 60.416 miles per day /97.231 km. She became the sixth woman to finish 3100 miles. 

Surasa Mairer continued on to reach 3021.69 miles before midnight brought  endgame to the race. The former champ and still record holder was as gracious as ever.

Baladev Pavol Saraz made it to 2811.5 miles, including running a 3:33 lap in a beautiful clear evening. 

Sopan Tsekov walked for several weeks until he reached 2700 miles, injuries forcing him to dawn the cloak of pedestrian. He smiled and said walking was much harder than running.

Ananda-Lahari Zuscin held it together until he finished at midnight with 2608.99 miles. 

Stutisheel Lebedyev was still grateful and thankful for all the support he received, enroute to 2604.05 miles.

Thanks for following the longest race for the last 20 years,folks. We hope to be back next June for Chapter 21. Until then, may you have a smile on your face at least once a day.!

More updates »

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso captures some of the atmosphere of this unique race.

View all videos on our Vimeo page

Perfection Journey

Latest updates from Utpal Marshall's excellent blog.

Go to perfectionjourney.org

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Books

  • Sport and Meditation by Sri Chinmoy, founder of the 3100 Mile Race and a pioneer in the application of meditation to sports (and running in particular). This book is a distillation of 30 years of talks, answers, tips and instructions on unlocking your untapped inner strength and bringing it into your fitness endeavours. Includes a special section where Sri Chinmoy is answering questions from 3100 Mile Race participants. More on sportandmeditation.com »
  • Running Beyond The Marathon by Grahak Cunningham. A four-time finisher and winner in 2012, Grahak was first encouraged to try this race in 2007 by Sri Chinmoy, despite never having run more than 50 miles before. This book is a very interesting chronicle of the inner and outer experiences a multi-day runner goes through. More »
  • Run. Journey. Become. by Stutisheel Lebedev. Stutisheel first ran this epic race in 2004, this book contains stories and insights on inner attitude, nutrition and training gained from his 9 race finishes. More »

Videos, photos and stories

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