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.
Start of the 2016 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-MIle Race

In Lisa Colangelo's review of '3100: Run and Become', a documnetary film by Queens native Sanjay Rawal, the reviewer begins the article by offering the quesiton: "Why would anyone run 3100 miles on one city block for 52 days in a row". The film answers this quesiton by comparing the importance of running by the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa, the 'marathon' monks of Japan, the Navajo running community and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race. The film centers on the 2016 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race and world record holder Asphrihanal Aalto. (Photo: start of 2016 race. Asphrihanal Aalto, first from right in blue shorts and light blue top).

The film is currently being shown at the Village Cinema East in downtown Manhattan.

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

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