The 27th Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
From August 30, the world's longest certified road race: 6 am to midnight for 52 days.
About the event
Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles (4989km) in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. 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. After completing the race, runners have the option of continuing on to complete 5000km. Full details »
The race has been extensively covered by media around the world, including the BBC, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Media coverage »
The day's news from our associate race director Sahishnu Szcsesiul, as well as videos and photos.
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Four runners reached a total of five special distances today. Milan Javornicky reached 2000 miles in 34 days +09:25:02. He also managed another 60+ day.
Milan Javornicky acts like the quiet man of the 3100-mile race. Some runners are talkative and will crack jokes with the helpers, wanting the lap counters to relay their lap total each loop. Milan says little as he circles the course, and asks not to be told his daily lap total unless he asks for it. After reaching the goal of 2,000 miles, he was asked how he felt. The 49 year old from Celovice, in the Czech Republic said ‘I don't really feel anything! I am just keeping my eyes on the golden goal.” After pausing a while he continued,” You feel something, but it is just like reaching a hut on a long journey and you still have many miles to travel” He has reached 2,000 miles before, when he ran in the 3100 mile race held in Salzburg Austria in 2020. His time in Salzburg was 38 days 14 Hours 11 Minutes and 08 Seconds. When told he has just improved his 2,000 mile time by just over 4 days, he smiles and says “ Ah! I was carrying a small injury then” It was an injury that led to him only reaching 2,700miles in Salzburg, although he stayed the course for the full 52 days. With 17 days still to go, time will tell if he will reach the "Golden Goal “ this year.
The next milestone was 2000 miles reached by Jason Lester. who topped 34 days+14:58:40 - it is his farthest race in a race so far, though he has run 2000 miles before in your other adventures running across continents. Asked whether this one felt different? He replied “This one is a little more intense, as it’s the first time I have done it in a race situation.
The next total milestone was 2300 miles by Lo Wei-Ming, who passed the mark in 34 days+15:07:01. Lo Wei-Ming has reached six day best totals in a row, today reaching 74.6 miles.
Andrea Marcato, the leader since Day 1 this year, reached 4000km by passing 34 days+11:26:29. This was his second-best 4000km total, just only one hour slower than his best total from last year in 2022.
Later in the day Andrea Marcato passed another landmark of 2,500 miles. He now has less than 600 miles to reach the finish line for the 3100-mile race. His 2,500-mile time was 34 days+15:27:00. He is now about 8 and a half days away from the finish line.
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