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.


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...


Sahishnu Szczesiul
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Award categories

  • Trophies to all finishers


  • 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)

Daily Results

2015 Final Results

  Men Days HH:MM:SS  
1 Ashprihanal Aalto 40 09:06:21 W R
2 Galya V Balatskyy 42 17:39:59
3 Vasu Duzhiy 44 06:10:42
4 Yuri Trostenyuk 45 16:45:21
5 Atmavir P. Spacil 48 07:13:56
6 Stutisheel Lebedyev 50 12:52:49
7 Nirbhasa Magee 51 12:12:13
  Women Days HH:MM:SS
1 Surasa Mairer (F) 49 07:52:01 W R
 Remaining Participants Miles
Kaneenika Janakova (F) 3014.01
Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2737.41
Baladev Pavol Saraz 2694.61
Grahak Cunningham 886.86

Race photos

More photos available here and here

Live webcam

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Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

4 August


Day 52

The last day signals the end of the battle- success or failure. The eighth finisher across the line was Nirbhasa Magee,35, the Irishman living in Reykjavik, Iceland. The young care assistant ran 3100 miles in 51 days+12:12:13 to become the first Irish born runner to reach the 'Everest" of ultrarunning. Kaneenika Janakova from Slovakia finished with 3014 miles in her first attempt at this great distance. Seasoned veteran Ananda-Lahari Zuscin reached 2737.41 miles and veteran Baladev Pavol Saraz made it to 2694 miles before cutting engines off.

Thanks for all your support, friends, and may the wind always be at your back.

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.

18 November Jharna Kala 2015: Painting Life

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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