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Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.

Lo Wei Ming had a superb day yesterday, reaching top honours with 74 miles for the day and passing the 2,400 mile mark - leaving "just" 700 miles. As runners start to come into the final stretch, it can be a testing time for the mind because the finish might feel close, but is also literally very far.

Helped by the good weather many of the runners had excellent days with the top three runners - Andrea, Asprihanal and Lo Wei Ming all passing 70 miles. It was also good day for Vasu Duzihy with 68 miles. The top two women Susan Marshall, Huang Lan Yang continue to progress at very similar rates with both getting to the magic 59.8 miles for the day.

Susan Marshall cheerfully shares her thoughts on overcoming the challenges of her first 3100 Mile Race

Stephen Redfern is doing his first official multiday race - though (as he says in the video) he did an unofficial multiday during lockdown around his garage! For a few years, it has been a dream of Stephen to do the 3100 Mile Race and his enthusiasm shows as he explains what he has been learning from the race - both physically and spiritually.

In a video in the slideshow, Vasu and Andrea recite a poem of Sri Chinmoy which is particularly apt for the 3100 Mile Race

Patience from my heart
Will challenge
Tomorrow's impatience-mind
And conquer it.

Sri Chinmoy

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The 27th Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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