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.

Suprabha Beckjord ran the world's longest race - the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - every year from its beginning in 1997 to 2009, a total of 13 times. The footage for this interview was shot in 2010 and was originally intended to be shared amongst friends as inspiration, but Mangala (the interviewer) and Suprabha graciously agreed to let us use it to share with the public. Suprabha talks about the spiritual side of the race, and particularly how she was encouraged by her spiritual teacher (or Guru), Sri Chinmoy.

Suprabha's 3100 Mile Race adventures are also featured in the documentary Spirit of a Runner, which can be seen on the 3100 Mile Homepage