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.

harita.jpgOn August 8, Harita Davies became the first New Zealand woman to finish the 3100 Mile Race, breaking the overall NZ record in the process. Her fellow New Zealanders seem to be pretty inspired by it, as evidenced by the amount of media coverage she has received! Here are links to some of the interviews:

In one of the interviews, when asked about different problems during the race, Harita replied:

"I've had shin spints and ankle problems, probably every part of by body has had problems, but the amazing thing is that the human body has this incredible capacity to go on and to heal itself…Sri Chinmoy really promoted these races as a way to tap into the unlimited potential that we all have within ourselves and to go far beyond the problems of the mind, because the mind will always say that its impossible."

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

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