The Nineteenth Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

Results 2013

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The 2013 race was the 17th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race. Of the twelve starters, 8 runners completed the race within the 52 day cutoff.

 

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Final Results - 2013

  Men Days HH:MM:SS
1 Vasu Duzhiy 47 05:39:05
2 Atmavir P. Spacil 47 16:24:52
3 Ashprihanal Aalto 48 16:14:33
4 Pranjal Milovnik 49 07:57:40
5 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 50 14:33:11
6 Yuri Trostenyuk 51 04:22:11
  Women Days HH:MM:SS
1 Surasa Mairer 50 04:57:24
2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 51 09:54:59
Remaining Participants Miles
Sopan Tsekov 2831.2592
Baladev Saraz 2828.5152
Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2696.2544
Sarah Barnett 2573.6720

Daily Results for Previous Weeks - 2013

Race Position: Day 52, August 6, 2013

Daily Position Chart 3100 Names

The above chart displays the relative position of the runners to each other as a percentage of the total combined cumulative distance run each day relative to the cutoff. The cutoff is the daily distance required to finish the race within the official race duration of 52 days.

List of Runners - 2013

  Name Age Country Best Finish Number of Finishes All Time Rank
1. Ashprihanal Aalto 42 Helsinki, Finland 43days+04:26:32 11 2nd
2. Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 39 Berdansk, Ukraine 44days+13:38:52 2 5th
3. Atmavir Spacil 34 Zlin, Czech Republic 45days+03:44:21 6 7th
4. Pranjal Milovnik 40 Bratislava, Slovakia 47days+04:19:49 8 12th
5. Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 37 Kosice, Slovakia 49days+14_25:37 5 19th
6. Sopan Tsekov 31 Sofia, Bulgaria 50days+13:48:57 2 24th
7. Vasu Duzhiy 47 St. Petersburg, Russia 51days+10:47:39 1 26th
8. Surasa Mairer (female) 55 Vienna, Austria 53days+15:54:25 1 29th
9. Baladev Saraz 36 Slovakia 54days+14:26:40 1 30th
10. Yuri Trostenyuk 49 Vinnitsa, Ukraine first attempt    
11. Sarah Barnett (female) 37 Adelaide, Australia first attempt    
12. Nidhruvi Zimmerman (female) 47 Vienna, Austria first attempt    

Rankings for 3100 Miles Finishers: 1997-2012

Rank Time Name/Age/Country

Average
 Miles

Average
 Kms

Date
1. 41+08:16:29 Madhupran W. Schwerk, 50, GER 74.983 120.674 6/11 - 7/22-2006
  42+13:24:03 Madhupran W. Schwerk, 47, GER 72.869 117.272 6/16 - 7/28-2002
2. 43+04:26:32 Ashprihanal Aalto, 36, FIN 71.788 115.531 6/17 - 7/30-2007
3. 43+10:36:39 Grahak Cunningham, 35, AUS 71.363 114.848 6/17 - 7/30-2012
  43+15:49:33 Ashprihanal Aalto, 35, FIN 71.008 114.276 6/11 - 7/24-2006
  43+16:28:06 Ashprihanal Aalto, 38, FIN 70.964 114.206 6/14 - 7/27-2009
  44+02:42:15 Ashprihanal Aalto, 37, FIN 70.278 113.102 6/15 - 7/29-2008
  44+09:08:58 Grahak Cunningham, 32, AUS 69.857 112.417 6/14 - 7/28-2009

Additional Rankings...

  Men Days HH:MM:SS
1 Vasu Duzhiy 47 05:39:05
2 Atmavir P. Spacil 47 16:24:52
3 Ashprihanal Aalto 48 16:14:33
4 Pranjal Milovnik 49 07:57:40
5 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 50 14:33:11
6 Yuri Trostenyuk 51 04:22:11
  Women Days HH:MM:SS
1 Surasa Mairer 50 04:57:24
2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 51 09:54:59
Remaining Participants Miles
Sopan Tsekov 2831.2592
Baladev Saraz 2828.5152
Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2696.2544
Sarah Barnett 2573.6720

WEEK 8: August 4 to August 6, 2013

  Place Runner Day 50 Day 51 Day 52
  1 Vasu Duzhiy 3100.17 3100.17 3100.17
    day total      
  2 Atmavir Spacil 3100.17 3100.17 3100.17
    day total      
  3 Ashprihanal Aalto 3100.17 3100.17 3100.17
    day total      
  4 Pranjal Milovnik 3100.17 3100.17 3100.17
    day total 30.18    
  5 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 3044.19 3100.17 3100.17
    day total 57.07 55.98  
  6 Yuri Trostenyuk 3023.34 3082.06 3100.17
    day total 58.72 58.72 18.11
  7 Sopan Tsekov 2756.07 2800.53 2831.26
    day total 45 44.46 30.73
  8 Baladev Saraz 2725.89 2776.38 2828.52
    day total 56.53 50.49 52.14
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2604.6 2650.16 2696.25
    day total 45 45.56 46.09
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 3080.41 3100.17 3100.17
    day total 65.85 19.76  
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 3006.88 3065.6 3100.17
    day total 58.73 58.72 34.57
  3 Sarah Barnett 2481.67 2526.13 2573.87
    day total 46.64 44.46 47.74

 

WEEK 7: July 28 to August 3, 2013

  Place Runner Day 43 Day 44 Day 45 Day 46 Day 47 Day 48 Day 49
  1 Vasu Duzhiy 2794.49 2859.25 2930.59 3003.58 3076.02 3100.17 3100.17
    day total 68.6 64.76 71.34 72.99 72.44 24.15  
  2 Atmavir Spacil 2812.6 2863.09 2923.46 2983.83 3043.1 3100.17 3100.17
    day total 63.11 50.49 60.37 60.37 59.27 57.07  
  3 Ashprihanal Aalto 2742.35 2804.37 2863.09 2917.97 2978.34 3034.86 3100.17
    day total 60.91 62.02 58.72 54.88 60.37 56.52 65.31
  4 Pranjal Milovnik 2701.74 2764.31 2826.32 2887.79 2948.15 3008.52 3069.99
    day total 62.01 62.57 62.01 61.47 60.36 60.37 61.47
  5 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 2674.3 2724.79 2781.32 2828.52 2886.69 2938.82 2987.12
    day total 32.93 50.49 56.53 47.2 58.17 52.13 48.3
  6 Yuri Trostenyuk 2596.92 2658.39 2719.85 2778.57 2839.49 2901.51 2964.62
    day total 62.56 61.47 61.46 58.72 60.92 62.02 63.11
  7 Sopan Tsekov 2456.43 2511.86 2562.35 2607.35 2640.83 2674.85 2711.07
    day total 51.04 55.43 50.49 45 33.48 34.02 36.22
  8 Baladev Saraz 2372.46 2426.79 2472.34 2520.09 2567.29 2622.72 2669.36
    day total 50.49 54.33 45.55 47.75 47.2 55.43 46.64
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 2264.35 2310.45 2358.19 2403.74 2471.25 2513.5 2559.6
    day total 53.23 46.1 47.74 45.55 67.51 42.25 46.1
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 2639.73 2700.64 2763.21 2826.87 2891.08 2952.54 3014.56
    day total 59.82 60.91 62.57 63.66 64.21 61.46 62.02
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 2581.56 2641.37 2703.39 2764.85 2825.22 2886.69 2948.15
    day total 59.82 59.81 62.02 61.46 60.37 61.47 61.46
  3 Sarah Barnett 2155.14 2212.76 2266.54 2316.48 2368.62 2386.18 2435.03
    day total 53.24 57.62 53.78 49.94 52.14 17.56 48.85

 

WEEK 6: July 21 to July 27, 2013

  Place Runner Day 36 Day 37 Day 38 Day 39 Day 40 Day 41 Day 42
  1 Atmavir Spacil 2359.29 2427.89 2489.36 2543.69 2610.09 2679.79 2749.49
    day total 59.27 68.6 61.47 54.33 66.4 69.7 69.7
  2 Vasu Duzhiy 2334.05 2397.16 2461.92 2529.97 2590.88 2654.55 2725.89
    day total 65.31 63.11 64.76 68.05 60.91 63.67 71.34
  3 Ashprihanal Aalto 2326.91 2383.99 2446 2507.47 2566.74 2625.46 2681.44
    day total 47.19 57.08 62.01 61.47 59.27 58.72 55.98
  4 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 2313.74 2360.39 2410.33 2465.76 2526.68 2574.42 2641.37
    day total 53.23 46.65 49.94 55.43 60.92 47.74 66.95
  5 Pranjal Milovnik 2267.09 2330.75 2393.32 2455.33 2516.8 2577.71 2639.73
    day total 62.56 63.66 62.57 62.01 61.47 60.91 62.02
  6 Yuri Trostenyuk 2168.86 2228.68 2286.85 2349.41 2410.33 2471.25 2534.36
    day total 56.09 59.82 58.17 62.56 60.92 60.92 63.11
  7 Sopan Tsekov 2068.98 2127.15 2184.77 2242.95 2301.12 2345.57 2405.39
    day total 59.27 58.17 57.62 58.18 58.17 44.45 59.82
  8 Baladev Saraz 2017.04 2061.84 2114.53 2163.37 2217.7 2268.19 2321.97
    day total 53.43 44.8 52.69 48.84 54.33 50.49 53.78
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 1939.46 1986.11 2032.76 2082.15 2128.25 2167.21 2211.12
    day total 47.75 46.65 46.65 49.39 46.1 38.96 43.91
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 2219.9 2281.36 2340.63 2401.55 2459.17 2518.44 2579.91
    day total 60.92 61.46 59.27 60.92 57.62 59.27 61.47
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 2157.88 2219.35 2279.72 2341.18 2401.55 2461.92 2521.74
    day total 63.11 61.47 60.37 61.46 60.37 60.37 59.82
  3 Sarah Barnett 1823.11 1863.72 1905.98 1954.28 2003.67 2050.87 2101.9
    day total 42.25 40.61 42.26 48.3 49.39 47.2 51.03

 

WEEK 5: July 14 to July 20, 2013

  Place Runner Day 29 Day 30 Day 31 Day 32 Day 33 Day 34 Day 35
  1 Atmavir Spacil 1937.26 2000.92 2067.33 2133.19 2188.07 2245.14 2300.02
    day total 62.56 63.66 66.41 65.86 54.88 57.07 54.88
  2 Ashprihanal Aalto 1991.05 2052.51 2105.2 2151.3 2193 2233.62 2279.72
    day total 67.51 61.46 52.69 46.1 41.7 40.62 46.1
  3 Vasu Duzhiy 1902.69 1967.45 2031.11 2093.12 2151.3 2207.27 2268.74
    day total 64.21 64.76 63.66 62.01 58.18 55.97 61.47
  4 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 1882.38 1950.98 2006.96 2075.01 2141.42 2196.85 2260.51
    day total 68.05 68.6 55.98 68.05 66.41 55.43 63.66
  5 Pranjal Milovnik 1845.61 1908.18 1970.19 2032.21 2090.93 2145.81 2204.53
    day total 62.56 62.57 62.01 62.02 58.72 54.88 58.72
  6 Yuri Trostenyuk 1825.86 1884.58 1942.75 1998.18 2047.57 2079.95 2112.77
    day total 61.47 58.72 58.17 55.43 49.39 32.38 32.82
  7 Sopan Tsekov 1703.48 1760.55 1819.27 1869.76 1920.25 1958.12 2009.71
    day total 57.63 57.07 58.72 50.49 50.49 37.87 51.59
  8 Baladev Saraz 1631.58 1690.3 1745.73 1803.91 1860.98 1916.41 1963.61
    day total 56.52 58.72 55.43 58.18 57.07 55.43 47.2
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 1617.31 1663.96 1709.51 1757.26 1802.26 1845.61 1891.71
    day total 47.19 46.65 45.55 47.75 45 43.35 46.1
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 1792.93 1853.85 1914.76 1976.78 2037.69 2098.06 2158.98
    day total 61.47 60.92 60.91 62.02 60.91 60.37 60.92
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 1726.52 1787.44 1849.46 1911.47 1972.39 2033.3 2094.77
    day total 62.01 60.92 62.02 62.01 60.92 60.91 61.47
  3 Sarah Barnett 1515.24 1564.63 1609.63 1650.79 1693.05 1735.85 1780.86
    day total 43.91 49.39 45 41.16 42.26 42.8 45.01

 

WEEK 4: July 7 to July 13, 2013

  Place Runner Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28
  1 Ashprihanal Aalto 1505.36 1576.15 1646.4 1712.8 1783.05 1853.3 1923.54
    day total 70.25 70.79 70.25 66.4 70.25 70.25 70.24
  2 Atmavir Spacil 1470.24 1540.48 1610.73 1676.58 1742.99 1808.84 1874.7
    day total 69.15 70.24 70.25 65.85 66.41 65.85 65.86
  3 Vasu Duzhiy 1455.42 1516.88 1581.09 1644.2 1707.87 1773.17 1838.48
    day total 62.57 61.46 64.21 63.11 63.67 65.3 65.31
  4 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 1438.4 1510.85 1572.86 1629.94 1698.54 1753.42 1814.33
    day total 62.01 72.45 62.01 57.08 68.6 54.88 60.91
  5 Pranjal Milovnik 1399.99 1465.3 1528.96 1591.52 1655.73 1718.84 1783.05
    day total 62.56 65.31 63.66 62.56 64.21 63.11 64.21
  6 Yuri Trostenyuk 1404.38 1462.55 1521.82 1580.54 1642.01 1704.02 1764.39
    day total 55.43 58.17 59.27 58.72 61.47 62.01 60.37
  7 Sopan Tsekov 1303.4 1365.41 1426.33 1476.82 1531.7 1586.58 1645.85
    day total 61.47 62.01 60.92 50.49 54.88 54.88 59.27
  8 Baladev Saraz 1246.87 1298.46 1354.99 1406.57 1463.1 1516.33 1575.06
    day total 47.19 51.59 56.53 51.58 56.53 53.23 58.73
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 1242.48 1299.56 1363.77 1417 1476.27 1520.72 1570.12
    day total 47.74 57.08 64.21 53.23 59.27 44.45 49.4
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 1363.22 1424.68 1485.6 1547.62 1609.63 1670.55 1731.46
    day total 61.47 61.46 60.92 62.02 62.01 60.92 60.91
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 1297.36 1358.83 1420.29 1480.66 1542.68 1603.59 1664.51
    day total 61.46 61.47 61.46 60.37 62.02 60.91 60.92
  3 Sarah Barnett 1188.15 1240.84 1280.9 1331.94 1382.98 1423.59 1471.33
    day total 51.59 52.69 40.06 51.04 51.04 40.61 47.74

 

WEEK 3: June 30 to July 6, 2013

  # Runner Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
  1 Ashprihanal Aalto 1011.44 1082.78 1154.13 1224.37 1292.97 1364.87 1435.11
    day total 70.25 71.34 71.35 70.24 68.6 71.9 70.24
  2 Atmavir Spacil 1050.95 1121.2 1182.12 1233.15 1283.09 1338.52 1401.09
    day total 70.24 70.25 60.92 51.03 49.94 55.43 62.57
  3 Vasu Duzhiy 1002.66 1065.22 1129.98 1195.29 1263.34 1329.74 1392.85
    day total 63.66 62.56 64.76 65.31 68.05 66.4 63.11
  4 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 955.46 1018.57 1091.01 1162.91 1237 1311.63 1376.39
    day total 65.86 63.11 72.44 71.9 74.09 74.63 64.76
  5 Yuri Trostenyuk 968.08 1032.29 1097.6 1165.1 1229.86 1294.07 1348.95
    day total 61.46 64.21 65.31 67.5 64.76 64.21 54.88
  6 Pranjal Milovnik 961.5 1024.06 1085.53 1149.74 1213.95 1276.51 1337.43
    day total 63.11 62.56 61.47 64.21 64.21 62.56 60.92
  7 Sopan Tsekov 898.93 953.81 1014.73 1069.61 1130.53 1191.44 1241.93
    day total 45.55 54.88 60.92 54.88 60.92 60.91 50.49
  8 Baladev Saraz 879.18 936.25 987.84 1041.07 1090.47 1143.7 1199.68
    day total 51.59 57.07 51.59 53.23 49.4 53.23 55.98
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 844.05 902.23 963.14 1021.32 1075.65 1140.41 1194.74
    day total 48.29 58.18 60.91 58.18 54.33 64.76 54.33
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 931.31 993.33 1054.79 1116.81 1178.27 1240.84 1301.75
    day total 60.36 62.02 61.46 62.02 61.46 62.57 60.91
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 885.76 931.86 990.04 1052.05 1112.97 1175.53 1235.9
    day total 41.71 46.1 58.18 62.01 60.92 62.56 60.37
  3 Sarah Barnett 861.62 898.93 938.45 990.04 1039.43 1090.47 1136.56
    day total 49.4 37.31 39.52 51.59 49.39 51.04 46.09

 

WEEK 2: June 23 to June 29, 2013

  # Runner Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14
  1 Atmavir Spacil 565.81 634.96 705.21 774.91 840.76 909.91 980.71
    day total 68.05 69.15 70.25 69.7 65.85 69.15 70.8
  2 Ashprihanal Aalto 536.18 610.27 676.12 746.37 816.61 874.24 941.19
    day total 63.11 74.09 65.85 70.25 70.24 57.63 66.95
  3 Vasu Duzhiy 558.13 619.6 682.16 744.17 807.83 872.04 939
    day total 64.76 61.47 62.56 62.01 63.66 64.21 66.96
  4 Yuri Trostenyuk 528.49 592.7 655.27 717.28 780.39 844.05 906.62
    day total 63.11 64.21 62.57 62.01 63.11 63.66 62.57
  5 Pranjal Milovnik 509.84 574.04 639.35 703.56 768.87 833.63 898.39
    day total 64.76 64.2 65.31 64.21 65.31 64.76 64.76
  6 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 527.95 589.96 651.97 704.66 757.89 822.65 889.6
    day total 69.7 62.01 62.01 52.69 53.23 64.76 66.95
  7 Sopan Tsekov 503.8 565.81 627.83 689.84 751.86 807.28 853.38
    day total 60.92 62.01 62.02 62.01 62.02 55.42 46.1
  8 Baladev Saraz 484.59 541.67 602.03 659.11 713.99 770.52 827.59
    day total 56.53 57.08 60.36 57.08 54.88 56.53 57.07
  9 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 491.72 545.51 600.39 650.33 700.27 749.11 795.76
    day total 60.36 53.79 54.88 49.94 49.94 48.84 46.65
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 508.76 569.11 630.02 688.74 748.56 809.48 870.95
    day total 62.04 60.35 60.91 58.72 59.82 60.92 61.47
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 497.21 557.58 615.75 676.12 736.49 796.86 844.05
    day total 62.01 60.37 58.17 60.37 60.37 60.37 47.19
  3 Sarah Barnett 481.85 542.76 597.64 658.56 706.85 751.31 812.22
    day total 60.92 60.91 54.88 60.92 48.29 44.46 60.91

 

WEEK 1: June 16 to June 22, 2013

  # Runner Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
  1 Atmavir Spacil 75.19 147.63 217.87 289.22 356.72 426.97 497.76
    day total 75.19 72.44 70.24 71.35 67.5 70.25 70.79
  2 Vasu Duzhiy 79.03 149.27 217.87 289.77 353.98 423.67 493.37
    day total 79.03 70.24 68.6 71.9 64.21 69.69 69.7
  3 Ashprihanal Aalto 74.64 125.68 193.73 256.29 328.18 399.53 473.07
    day total 74.64 51.04 68.05 62.56 71.89 71.35 73.54
  4 Yuri Trostenyuk 72.44 140.49 207.45 273.3 335.87 398.98 465.38
    day total 72.44 68.05 66.96 65.85 62.57 63.11 66.4
  5 Sarvagata Ukrainskyi 68.05 132.26 193.73 260.13 322.15 388.55 458.25
    day total 68.05 64.21 61.47 66.4 62.02 66.4 69.7
  6 Pranjal Milovnik 76.28 128.97 191.53 257.39 318.85 382.51 445.08
    day total 76.28 52.69 62.56 65.86 61.46 63.66 62.57
  7 Sopan Tsekov 70.8 132.81 194.82 256.84 318.85 380.87 442.88
    day total 70.8 62.01 62.01 62.02 62.01 62.02 62.01
  8 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 62.56 126.77 187.69 248.06 309.52 370.99 431.36
    day total 62.56 64.21 60.92 60.37 61.46 61.47 60.37
  9 Baladev Saraz 73.54 137.2 197.57 258.48 317.21 377.57 428.06
    day total 73.54 63.66 60.37 60.91 58.73 60.36 50.49
Women:
  1 Surasa Mairer 68.6 134.46 198.12 261.78 323.24 384.71 446.72
    day total 68.6 65.86 63.66 63.66 61.46 61.47 62.01
  2 Nidhruvi Zimmerman 69.15 129.52 189.88 250.8 311.17 373.73 435.2
    day total 69.15 60.37 60.36 60.92 60.37 62.56 61.47
  3 Sarah Barnett 66.95 124.58 184.95 247.51 302.94 360.01 420.93
    day total 66.95 57.63 60.37 62.56 55.43 57.07 60.92

 

About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

Day 29

 

Subject:

3100 Mile Standings & News-- Day 29

 

From:

Mark Dorion

 

Date:

2013-07-15 23:37

 

To:

scmtny@earthlink.net

The 12 daring ultrarunners taking on the world's longest certified ultra race are enduring high heat and humidity as the race heads to day 31 on Tuesday July 16.  There is a very "cool" (both in temperature and degree of cleverness and originality) refrigerator trailer parked at the race course.  This was created many years ago by world-class carpenter/ inventor (also associate race RD) Bipin Larkin and some of his co-workers.  Side panels open outward to reveal large refrigerated compartments in which all manner of food and drinks-- from yogurt to ice cream to soda pop to non-alcoholic beers (city and park ordinances prohibit alcoholic beverages) are stored.  There are other compartments in the trailer for dry goods, fruits, snacks, etc. 

Here are the race standings after day 29 (Sunday):

1.  Asprihanal Pekka Aalto   (67.51 for day),     1,991,05 total.

2.  Dr. Atmavir Petr Spacil    (62.51)                1,937.26

3.  Vasu Duzhiy                       (64.21)                1,902.69

4.  Chef Sarvagata Ukrainskyi (68.05!)               1,882.38

5.  Pranjal Milovnik                  (62.56)                 1,845.61

6.  Yuri Trostenyuk                   (61.47)                 1,825.86

7.  Sopan Tsekov                    (57.63)                 1,703.48

8.  Baladev Pavel Saraz, Esq. (56.52)               1,631.58

9.  Coach Ananda-Lahari Zuzcin (47.19)                1,617.31

Women:

1.  Surasa P. Mairer           (61.47)                       1,792.93              

2.  Nidhdruvi Zimmerman   (62.01)                       1,726.52

3.  Sarah Barnett                 (43.91)                       1,515.24

I will post more news and updates in a few days-- I am off to the northern New Hampshire wilderness leading a group of 8-10 year old girls over various remote peaks.  Even the TOUGH runners in the 3100 get to sleep in cozy BEDS in air-conditioned apartments and houses, whereas I will be sleeping on rocky ground on my foam pad.

REMEMBER that you may check out all the 3100 mile action at:

  3100.srichinmoyraces.org/

CHEER on the runners (send them e-mail greetings, phone them, send post cards-- they will remember you forever!)

Writer-philosopher "Guru" Sri Chinmoy opined that "encouragement points the way to the pole-star."  I see the pole star on all non-cloudy nights here, far away from air pollution and city lights.  And when anyone has something nice or encouraging to say to me, I SEE the pole-star that much more clearly.

Best wishes to all ultrarunners around the globe,

Mark D

Fairlee, Vermont

 

 

About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

June 27

The afternoon/ dinner team is made up of Manogati who is from Russia. She has worked on our races as an invaluable helper both in medical and as an assistant to fellow Russian participants. She is now in the kitchen as an awesome salad and juice chef where her understanding of the runners needs is very welcome.

The next addition is Irena who is also from the Czech Republic. She is the Chief Dishwasher and Potato peeler. Her help is wonderful and always cheerful. She also is a dab cleaner of floors as well! Her duties do not stop there though...she is a very willing and efficient lap counter for the runners and also will become a helper for Surasa, one of the 3 girl runners we have doing the 3100 mile race.

Nipura who comes from New Zealand is the third person on the team. She has worked on the 6 and 10-Day race in the kitchen for the last 2 years. She is the main cook for the afternoon/dinner shift.

The 3100-mile race has 12 participants. They are from Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Austria and Australia.

Nirjharini and Nipura decide the menu for the runners with invaluable input from the rest of the team. We will be sharing with you some of the culinary delights of this 52-day feat.

June 25

The kitchen has been abuzz with getting ready for the start of the 3100-mile race. What with shopping, chopping, prepping, cooking, mixing, blending, stirring and slicing we have been busy compiling ideas and recipes for the 12 runners who are going to be participating in this immortal race.

The kitchen team consists of 6 girls, who come from different parts of the world. First up is the ever willing and awesome Nirjharini. She is one of the main chefs from our beautiful cafe/restaurant in Oslo, The Fragrance of the Heart. She is an amazingly gifted and dynamic individual who runs the kitchen with a sweet, funny and caring attitude. She is in charge of the early morning breakfast/lunch crew.

Second up is the one, the only.... Tanuja! Tanuja hails from the Czech Republic. She is an accomplished restaurant worker who has, over many years, worked all over the world, helping to nurture and nourish people from all walks of life. She is so witty and smart with kindness and compassion thrown into the mix. She is an awesome addition to the morning team and is a hard and capable worker.

We are so lucky to have Tejini, who has been an invaluable help in the mornings. Tejini comes from Germany and is helping in the kitchen part time while also helping with counting the runners laps. Her cheerful, bright persona is very appreciated and enjoyed by us all. She is an accomplished cook in the race kitchen as she has helped in many past years.

The morning shift consists of a snack at 6am ish when the runners start their day, breakfast at 8am, which is an accomplished feat in itself. The runners all have individual needs for the first big meal of the day and they vary from kitchoury to scrambled eggs to fresh fruit salad and Greek salad with other variations in between. There are unique requirements for these extremely unique individuals.
At 10am there is another snack and then at midday there is lunch.
A lot of organization and planning goes into the preparation of all the meals and we try to vary the protein/carbohydrate combinations. There is always fresh fruit and smoothies, rehydrating drinks plus both sweet and savory food items.
It is a lot of fun and we have heaps of laughs.

Tomorrow will be the next installment where we cover the afternoon/evening shift.

Hasta la vista

About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

June 25

The kitchen has been abuzz with getting ready for the start of the 3100-mile race. What with shopping, chopping, prepping, cooking, mixing, blending, stirring and slicing we have been busy compiling ideas and recipes for the 12 runners who are going to be participating in this immortal race. The kitchen team consists of 6 girls, who come from different parts of the world. First up is the ever willing and awesome Nirjharini. She is one of the main chefs from our beautiful cafe/restaurant in Oslo, The Fragrance of the Heart. She is an amazingly gifted and dynamic individual who runs the kitchen with a sweet, funny and caring attitude. She is in charge of the early morning breakfast/lunch crew.

Second up is the one, the only.... Tanuja! Tanuja hails from the Czech Republic. She is an accomplished restaurant worker who has, over many years, worked all over the world, helping to nurture and nourish people from all walks of life. She is so witty and smart with kindness and compassion thrown into the mix. She is an awesome addition to the morning team and is a hard and capable worker.

We are so lucky to have Tejini, who has been an invaluable help in the mornings. Tejini comes from Germany and is helping in the kitchen part time while also helping with counting the runners laps. Her cheerful, bright persona is very appreciated and enjoyed by us all. She is an accomplished cook in the race kitchen as she has helped in many past years.

The morning shift consists of a snack at 6am ish when the runners start their day, breakfast at 8am, which is an accomplished feat in itself. The runners all have individual needs for the first big meal of the day and they vary from kitchoury to scrambled eggs to fresh fruit salad and Greek salad with other variations in between. There are unique requirements for these extremely unique individuals. At 10am there is another snack and then at midday there is lunch. A lot of organization and planning goes into the preparation of all the meals and we try to vary the protein/carbohydrate combinations. There is always fresh fruit and smoothies, rehydrating drinks plus both sweet and savory food items. It is a lot of fun and we have heaps of laughs. Tomorrow will be the next installment where we cover the afternoon/evening shift. Hasta la vista

About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

There are probably very few places in the world-- yes-- the whole WORLD-- where an ultra runner can go out to eat with a runner from the other side of the globe, and get waited on by a world class, world-record holding ultra runner.  But that is what happened Thursday night as Australia's Sarah Barnett invited my family and moi out to eat at the famous Annam Brahma restaurant in posh Jamaica Hills, New York City.  Our server turned out to be USA record-holder (6 days, etc.) Dipali Cunningham!  Both the food and service were great (NFI).

 
Prior to eating out, my family and Sarah had gone to a nearby Sports Authority where they definitely had many more serious running shoes than most such "box stores" I have visited.  I would guesstimate Sarah put in 1.5 miles (over the course of 2 hours) as she tried on dozens and dozens of models of shoes.  Like many serious multi-day runners, she was trying to find a shoe with SUPPORT but that did not weight a ton or was not too hard or stiff.  The top two injuries in multi-days, shin and achilles problems, are hastened by the three arches in the foot collapsing.  Minimal shoes are wonderful in their place, but even the most devout minimalists have been seen switching to more supportive shoes after several days and hundreds of miles.
 
Sarah and I both ended up buying similar shoes (I am not running the 3100 mile, but am trying to train 10 miles most days while working in Vermont)-- also similar to what some of the other top 3100 runners are wearing:  Brooks Glycerin/ Adrenaline/ etc., Saucony Hurricane and Guide, Mizuno Inspire/ Wave Rider, plus a few others which escape my limited memory at the moment.  The young sales woman was amazed to have a famous runner from Australia in the store, and to see how much she ran and ran while trying on all these shoes!
 
Another young local Queens woman, this one working the desk at the motel we stayed at, knew about the world's longest ultra that circles an 890 meter loop of Edison School and Austin Park.  Again, this is a unique city in that people on the street who are not runners will know about the 3100 mile (and nearby 6 and 10 day held in April), YET these new Yorkers do not know about Western States, Hardrock, leadville, and other such "holy grails" of many US trail specialists.
 
My family and I checked out the 3100 course briefly, and were surprised to see race entrants out training on the course!  I guess that even in such a long race on a short loop, course familiarity (and seeing which shoes feel best on the generally rock hard surface) helps.
 
Will try to post intermediate reports the next few weeks, though it will be tough as I am working way out in the woods in Vermont, far from the Internet and the ultra world (but just 280 miles due north of the 3100 mile course!)
 
Best wishes to all ultrarunners around the globe-- and everyone, no matter where you are, think of the valiant 3100 mile (5000Km) entrants as they start their journey Sunday morning.
 
Mark D