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.

Excerpt from the on-line story by Theresa Juva-Brown

"Each summer in Queens, N.Y., a bland stretch of sidewalk becomes the setting for a mind-boggling endurance challenge.

"With little fanfare, a small group of ultrarunners from around the world compete in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race, the world's longest certified footrace.

"The 3,100 Mile Race is not for everyone," says Sahishnu Szczesiul, one of the race directors. "It is difficult, tiring, boring and a supreme challenge all rolled into one thing.

"The 3,100 Mile Race is not for everyone," says Sahishnu Szczesiul, one of the race directors. "It is difficult, tiring, boring and a supreme challenge all rolled into one thing.

"For 52 consecutive days from mid-June to early August, runners spend 18 hours a day plodding along on a half-mile course, as they aim to average an astounding 60 miles a day. "

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

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