About the author:

Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having twice completed both the Ten Day Race and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.
  • The start of the 2016 3100 Mile Race

    The start of the 2016 3100 Mile Race

  • The film tracks a Navajo runner on a 100-mile running quest...

    The film tracks a Navajo runner on a 100-mile running quest...

  • ...and the running way of life of the Bushmen in the Kalahari

    ...and the running way of life of the Bushmen in the Kalahari

Update: As of last weekend, the goal has been reached!!!

As well as the next edition of the 3100 Mile Race which starts on June 18, we are also eagerly looking forward to a new documentary - 3100: Run and Become - which promises to be the definitive exploration of why ultra-runners do what they do.

For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have used running as part of their cultural and spiritual expression. The documentary's director, Sanjay Rawal, and crew spent time with the Navajo Nation in Arizona, the famed running monks of Japan and the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana, as well as spending many days filming at last year's 3100 Mile Race. Editing of the film has already started, and a Kickstarter project attracted a lot of enthusiasm, reaching its $75,000 goal to enable the filmakers to complete the film by late summer.

On the Kickstarter page, you can find a 3 minute preview of the film, as well as updates on how the funding has been going.