The Nineteenth Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

14 June - 4 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 19th 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. To date, in the previous 18 years there have been 37 people who have conquered the distance.

 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 2015

The 19th edition of the world's longest certified road race starts on 14 July. Go to event page »

Race scoreboard

View 2015 runner biographies »

Download previous results from all years (PDF)

WEEK 3: June 28 to July 4, 2015
Place Runner Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
Men:
1 Ashprihanal Aalto 1159.07
day total 77.93
2 Atmavir Petr Spacil 1103.64
day total 72.44
3 Galya V Balatskyy 1097.05
day total 71.34
4 Yuri Trostenyuk 1040.52
day total 66.4
5 Vasu Duzhiy 1021.32
day total 71.35
6 Stutisheel Lebedyev 949.97
day total 64.21
7 Nirbhasa Magee 948.88
day total 60.37
8 Grahak Cunningham 886.86
day total
9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 834.72
day total 55.42
10 Baladev Pavol Saraz 822.65
day total 53.78
Women:
1 Surasa Mairer (F) 909.91
day total 65.86
2 Kaneenika Janakova (F) 906.07
day total 64.21



Race photos

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Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

28 June

3100

Day 15 The third week began with humid, wet conditions from the leftovers of the rainstorms Saturday evening. Mist descended onto the racecourse but few drops fell and temps stayed cool. The coolest customer was Ashprihanal Aalto who sported a foreign legion hat turned sideways and a grin as the laps cascaded before him. He totalled 77.92 miles and continued an epic performance. Not to be outdone, Atmavir Petr Spacil and Galya Balatskyy continued their own streaks of 15 consecutive days over 70 miles each day. Yuri Trostenyuk passed the 1000 mile mark for the third straight year,with a PB by 10 hours. Vasu Duzhiy in fifth place joined the over 70 mile club again with 71.34, whilst also reaching past the 1000 mark 29 hours faster than he has ever run it. Stutisheel Lebedyev moved into sixth place and was part of the 9 person group who all topped 60 miles. Sadly, Grahak Cunningham had to withdraw due to a hip injury that is arthritic in nature. He had gritted two weeks of pain and swelling before choosing the wise course. He is still ranked third fastest all-time at 3100 miles and is the 2012 champion. He thanks all his friends, family, supporters and well-wishers. Good Luck and Gidday!

Yuri Trostenyuk 1000 miles= 14 days+07:06:27

Vasu Duzhiy   1000 miles= 14 days+12:37:04

More updates

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso and videographers Utpal Marshall and Arpan DeAngelo capture 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.

28 June June 28: To Watch Such Dedication

Go to perfectionjourney.org

Race progress charts

Click on the button below to see different graphs illustrating the progress of the runners - these should start becoming available after a week or so.

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Race stories

Sights and Sounds from the 3100 mile race, by Arpan DeAngelo.

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Blogs and Photos

Blogs by current participants

Perfection-Journey - Utpal Marshall's daily in-depth stories, photos, and videos from the 3100

Photo galleries:

photo gallery by Prabhakar

photo gallery by Rupantar

Photo Gallery at Sri Chinmoy Ultra Photos