Halfway through the race now and more helpers arrive to be part of this epic adventure. This week we have the wonderful services of Aklanta, a doctor from Germany who comes every year to help the runners with any health issues they may have. We also have helpers or handlers of some of the runners who take turns offer their selfless service to keep the runners well fed and hydrated with minimal loss of time as they try to cover their daily mileage with a sense of perpetual motion. In this self-transcendence race even the most qualified of multiday runners need all the assistance they can get to keep them focused on their goal and the immense efforts involved in reaching that goal.

In the following photo slideshow and videos we get to meet Aklanta as well as one of Kaneenika's personal handlers, Tamara. We also get to hear from one of the runners, Nirbhasa from Ireland, who tells us some of the lessons he is learning along the way. 

 

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

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