The 2014 Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, June 15 - August 6

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is proud to offer the 18th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race. Called 'The Mount Everest of ultramarathons' by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world (Certificate Code: NY12013JG).

In this grand test of endurance and survival, a small group of athletes attempt to complete 5,649 laps of a .5488  mile course (883 meters) around a city block in Queens, New York in the time span of 52 days.

Runners must average almost 60 miles a day to finish within the time limit. The serious athlete must have tremendous courage, physical stamina, concentration and the capacity to endure fatigue, boredom and minor injuries.

About the Race:

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Sri Chinmoy

Founder of the 3100 Mile Race, a keen athlete who promoted sport as a pathway to inner fulfillment. More »

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2014 Race

  • Daily results - 2014
  • Daily video updates
  • List of runners
  • Race position chart
  • Weekly newsletter

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History of the 3100 Mile Race

Started in 1997, the current race record is held by Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk from Germany with a 2006 best of 41 days 6 hrs - 75 miles per day! More »

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In the news

Coverage from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harper's Magazine, Parade Magazine and more »

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3100 Race Diary (2013)

Don't miss Utpal Marshall's daily blog at Perfection Journey. Find why these runners are the real "Impossibility-Challengers".

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Great Race Photos

From our photographers: Jowan Gauthier, Abakash Konopiaty, Arpan DeAngelo and Prabhakar. more »

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Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been a pioneer in ultrarunning for over 30 years. View our historical archive on the USA site...

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Previous Race Editions

 

 

3100 Mile Race Newsletter - 2014

Download the 2014 3100-Mile Newsletter and share it with your friends. It contains a colorful and very readable synopsis of all the great information in the 3,100-Mile website. PDF format.

Spirit of a Runner


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.

 

Latest blog entries

Apr 23 - Sopan Tsekov's 3100 Mile race diary
Jan 17 - Sopan Tsekov's 3100 Mile race diary
Dec 29 - Sopan Tsekov's 3100 Mile race diary
Oct 16 - Sopan Tsekov's 3100 Mile race diary
Oct 16 - Sopan Tsekov's 3100 Mile race diary

Video updates - 2013

Race Director Rupantar LaRusso offers a little glimpse into the daily life of the 3100 race runners.

 

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Get in touch:

Every message of support gives the runners a lot of joy. Send mail now.

scmtnyatearthlink [dot] net

 

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Other 3100 Websites:

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Previous race editions

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The 3,100 Mile Race is included in Richard Hoad and Paul Moore's book, The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges:

  "As the first commuters set off on their way to work in the New York borough of Jamaica, Queens, the race begins. The athletes run past the traffic, the school children, the homeless, mothers with pushchairs...the list is endless. But for 52 days of the year the competitors of the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile race become part of Jamaica..."