The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

17 June - 7 August
Queens New York

The world's longest certified road race: 6 am to midnight for 52 days.

About the event

Welcome to the 22nd 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. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 am and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night. View 2018 runner list »

Media articles from previous years:
The New York Times: • Sports Illustrated: • The Times of London • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post • Harpers Magazine • More media articles » 

Spirit of a Runner - a documentary

From filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman, the race follows 13-time finisher Suprabha Beckjord as she aims to complete the 2008 edition of the race.

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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Certification

  • USAT&F Certified Course NY12013JG
  • UST&F Sanction 2015
  • IAU Bronze Label 2015

3100 Mile Race 2018

The 20th edition of the world's longest certified road race starts on 17 June. Go to event page »

Race scoreboard 2018

View daily race charts »Runner bios »
3100 Mile Race ( Week 3 )
Show Week: 12345
Men
Name Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
1 Vasu Duzhiy 1068.5 1135.4 1202.4 1270.4 1337.4 1404.9 1472.9
day total 66.9 66.9 66.9 68 66.9 67.5 68
2 Kobi Oren 1067.4 1129.4 1191.4 1253.4 1316.5 1382.4 1448.8
day total 60.9 62 62 62 63.1 65.8 66.4
3 Smarana Puntigam 939.5 1003.7 1054.2 1117.3 1155.7 1213.3 1271.5
day total 55.4 64.2 50.4 63.1 38.4 57.6 58.1
4 Sopan Tsekov 900.5 962 1022.4 1082.7 1145.3 1208.4 1268.8
day total 60.9 61.4 60.3 60.3 62.5 63.1 60.3
5 Ushika Muckenhumer 897.2 958.2 1012.5 1072.3 1133.2 1194.7 1257.3
day total 57.6 60.9 54.3 59.8 60.9 61.4 62.5
6 William Sichel 868.2 923 983.4 1042.1 1100.8 1164.5 1226
day total 33.4 54.8 60.3 58.7 58.7 63.6 61.4
7 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin 867.1 947.2 992.2 1067.9 1127.7 1170.5 1226
day total 64.2 80.1 45 75.7 59.8 42.8 55.4
Women
Name Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
1 Surasa Mairer 921.4 977.9 1034.4 1094.8 1151.9 1209.5 1266
day total 53.7 56.5 56.5 60.3 57 57.6 56.5
2 Yolanda Holder 891.8 946.6 1000.4 1060.2 1119.5 1179.9 1207.3
day total 56.5 54.8 53.7 59.8 59.2 60.3 27.4
3 Kaneenika Janakova 887.4 941.7 994.4 1050.9 1100.3 1152.4 1206.8
day total 59.8 54.3 52.6 56.5 49.3 52.1 54.3

Race webcams

Race photos

Photos available here and here

Latest updates

Dispatches from race directors Sahishnu Szcsesiul and Rupantar LaRusso.

18 July

Day 32

There is a sense of urgency among the top six in the 3100 Mile Race. All six made it past 60 miles. Vasu Duzhiy extended his lead a little over Kobi Oren, who ran well throughout the day with very short breaks, then went home well before 10:00 pm, getting proper sleep but conceding laps to his competitors, who seem to thrive on less sleep. The biggest development of the day was Ushika Muckenhumer shuffling into third place overall with a fine 65.3 mile day (105.1km). This was his best day since Day 1, and shows the remarkable growth of his talent, and the adaptation process of mega miles on little sleep. Sopan Tsekov has shown great consistency, fashioning 21 straight days over 60 miles, perhaps his best streak in his entire running career of long races. Surasa Mairer continues to hold on to fifth place overall, and leads the ladies, averaging 60.02 miles per day. Defending women’s champ and record–holder Kaneenika Janakova still continues to run hard, in hopes of getting back to a cushion of miles before the race ends.

There is always hope, for each new day brings opportunities, which can sometimes be filled with joy and the nectar of satisfaction. 

Vasu Duzhiy-3500km- 31:08:10:00

Sopan Tsekov-1900 miles-31:05:34:50

Ushika Muckenhumer-1900 miles-31:05:50:53

Surasa Mairer-3000km-31:01:09:43

Kaneenika Janakova-3000km-31:12:53:51

More updates »

Video blog

Race director Rupantar LaRusso captures 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.

Go to perfectionjourney.org

Find out more...

Books

  • Sport and Meditation by Sri Chinmoy, founder of the 3100 Mile Race and a pioneer in the application of meditation to sports (and running in particular). This book is a distillation of 30 years of talks, answers, tips and instructions on unlocking your untapped inner strength and bringing it into your fitness endeavours. Includes a special section where Sri Chinmoy is answering questions from 3100 Mile Race participants. More on sportandmeditation.com »
  • Running Beyond The Marathon by Grahak Cunningham. A four-time finisher and winner in 2012, Grahak was first encouraged to try this race in 2007 by Sri Chinmoy, despite never having run more than 50 miles before. This book is a very interesting chronicle of the inner and outer experiences a multi-day runner goes through. More »
  • Run. Journey. Become. by Stutisheel Lebedev. Stutisheel first ran this epic race in 2004, this book contains stories and insights on inner attitude, nutrition and training gained from his 9 race finishes. More »
  • Running in rhythm with the heart by Jayasalini Olga Abramovskikh - In 2014 Jayasalini became the first Russian woman to complete the Race. In he book, she describes how she came to dream of doing the race, her training and preparation, and her experiences during and after the race. More » 

Videos, photos and stories

History

Sahishnu Szczesiul, Associate Race Director and also our race statistician and historian, has has published two remarkable accounts in PDF form - the very first 3100 mile race in 1997, as well as its immediate precessor, the first and only 2700 mile race in 1996.