Matthias van Baaren from Austria has given us many interesting graphics over the past couple of years, which helped inspire our charts display. He just sent us this interesting comparison of race times over the years, along with a few interesting tidbits; you can see the hi-res pdf version here »
Extremely extreme races: 3100 Mile Race featured in British Airways' In-Flight Magazine
List of the 3100 Mile Race Results: 1997-2015
Here are the daily results for all weeks of the 3100 Mile race.
2015 Final Results
|1||Ashprihanal Aalto||40||09:06:21||W R|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||42||17:39:59|
|5||Atmavir P. Spacil||48||07:13:56|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||49||07:52:01||W R|
|Kaneenika Janakova (F)||3014.01|
|Baladev Pavol Saraz||2694.61|
|Place||Runner||Day 50||Day 51||Day 52||Day 53||Day 54||Day 55||Day 56|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17|
|9||Baladev Pavol Saraz||2593.08||2644.12||2694.61|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||2921.81||2967.36||3014.01|
|Place||Runner||Day 43||Day 44||Day 45||Day 46||Day 47||Day 48||Day 49|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17||3100.17|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||2700.64||2775.83||2847.17||2918.52||2993.16||3067.24||3100.17|
|9||Baladev Pavol Saraz||2275.87||2315.94||2362.58||2404.29||2449.29||2489.91||2540.4|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||2690.22||2753.33||2818.09||2880.1||2942.12||3005.23||3069.99|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||2577.16||2621.62||2673.2||2724.79||2779.12||2829.06||2877.91|
|Place||Runner||Day 36||Day 37||Day 38||Day 39||Day 40||Day 41||Day 42|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||2598.02||2669.36||2740.16||2812.05||2883.94||2956.93||3028.28|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||2318.68||2364.78||2405.39||2446.55||2522.28||2590.88||2630.4|
|8||Baladev Pavol Saraz||1930.13||1971.84||2019.04||2070.62||2121.11||2175.99||2225.38|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||2239.65||2303.86||2368.07||2431.18||2495.39||2562.35||2625.46|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||2167.76||2229.23||2291.24||2353.25||2413.62||2473.99||2532.71|
|Place||Runner||Day 29||Day 30||Day 31||Day 32||Day 33||Day 34||Day 35|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||2095.32||2166.66||2238.01||2309.35||2381.24||2453.14||2526.68|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||1891.71||1960.86||2014.64||2055.8||2116.17||2187.52||2259.96|
|8||Baladev Pavol Saraz||1576.15||1626.64||1682.62||1733.66||1786.89||1831.35||1883.48|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||1796.22||1859.88||1923||1987.2||2050.87||2113.98||2177.09|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||1740.24||1800.61||1860.98||1923.54||1986.11||2047.57||2110.14|
WEEK 4: July 5 to July 11, 2015
|Place||Runner||Day 22||Day 23||Day 24||Day 25||Day 26||Day 27||Day 28|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||1594.81||1667.25||1739.15||1810.49||1881.29||1953.73||2024.52|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||1430.72||1479.56||1542.68||1613.47||1680.43||1752.87||1825.31|
|8||Baladev Pavol Saraz||1198.03||1250.72||1303.95||1351.15||1406.03||1466.39||1524.57|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||1348.95||1413.16||1478.47||1542.13||1605.24||1668.9||1733.11|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||1308.34||1371.45||1432.92||1496.03||1558.04||1618.41||1678.23|
|Place||Runner||Day 15||Day 16||Day 17||Day 18||Day 19||Day 20||Day 21|
|2||Galya V Balatskyy||1097.05||1168.4||1239.19||1309.99||1380.78||1451.58||1522.37|
|5||Atmavir Petr Spacil||1103.64||1173.88||1223.82||1266.08||1306.14||1347.85||1390.11|
|9||Baladev Pavol Saraz||822.65||881.37||938.45||985.1||1041.07||1091.56||1142.6|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||909.91||971.92||1035.04||1095.4||1159.61||1222.18||1286.39|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||906.07||969.73||1031.74||1081.14||1136.02||1189.25||1247.97|
|Place||Runner||Day 8||Day 9||Day 10||Day 11||Day 12||Day 13||Day 14|
|2||Atmavir Petr Spacil||597.64||672.28||745.27||820.46||890.7||960.95||1031.2|
|3||Galya V Balatskyy||596||667.34||738.68||811.68||883.57||955.46||1025.71|
|10||Baladev Pavol Saraz||463.74||514.23||570.75||620.14||670.63||717.28||768.87|
|1||Surasa Mairer (F)||470.32||527.95||588.31||653.62||715.64||779.84||844.05|
|2||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||485.69||542.21||597.09||656.36||717.83||778.2||841.86|
|Place||Runner||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|2||Atmavir Petr Spacil||82.87||155.31||232.69||305.68||377.57||451.66||527.4|
|3||Galya V Balatskyy||86.16||162.44||235.98||309.52||380.87||451.66||524.65|
|10||Baladev Pavol Saraz||67.5||117.44||170.68||232.14||287.57||346.29||408.31|
|1||Kaneenika Janakova (F)||71.89||133.36||196.47||256.84||311.72||370.44||430.26|
|2||Surasa Mairer (F)||70.25||134.46||200.86||262.88||322.69||374.83||422.58|
At the start of day 52, the last day of the 3100 mile race, Nirbhasa makes sure he gets off to a good start in order to finish his full miles today. With just under 40 miles to go he will be the last full 3100 mile finisher. Kaneenika will pass 3000 miles and Baladev and Ananda-Lahari should break the 2700 mile mark as well. Along with a short funny skit by Nirbhasa and his brother Sadanand it has started out as an exciting day.
The last day signals the end of the battle- success or failure. The eighth finisher across the line was Nirbhasa Magee,35, the Irishman living in Reykjavik, Iceland. The young care assistant ran 3100 miles in 51 days+12:12:13 to become the first Irish born runner to reach the 'Everest" of ultrarunning. Kaneenika Janakova from Slovakia finished with 3014 miles in her first attempt at this great distance. Seasoned veteran Ananda-Lahari Zuscin reached 2737.41 miles and veteran Baladev Pavol Saraz made it to 2694 miles before cutting engines off.
Thanks for all your support, friends, and may the wind always be at your back.
Less than 6 hours before the official end of the 3100 mile race, Nirbhasa Magee completed his journey becoming the first Irish person to do so. By midnight Kaneenika had passed 3000 miles and finished with 3014. Ananda-Lahari ended the race with 2737 miles and Baladev finished with 2694 miles. It was an exciting night as these three runners remaining to the very end after Nirbhasa's finish were treated to a final ceremony they very well deserved. In these final photos (click on the arrows above), and the videos below we get a taste of the joy that was prevelant in the crowd celebrating all the hero-runners of this amazing race.
Stutisheel Lebedyev,45, from Kiev,Ukraine reached the 3100 Mile finish line for the ninth time in his multiday career today. His time of 50 days+12:52:49 was certainly not his fastest, but the effort in overcoming much physical adversity was most noteworthy if not inspiring. He is still ranked 16th all-time in this longest race. He averaged 61.346 miles per day(98.727 km). He even chronicled some of the race throughout his journey on his blog and website whilst running day and night.
Nirbhasa Magee is only 73 laps (40.06 miles) away friom finishing 3100 miles in his first try. He ran 59.81 miles today to get into position to finish on tuesday afternoon. He will become the first native son of Ireland to finish the world's longest race.
Stutisheel Lebedyev completed the 3100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race for the ninth time today to the delight of an enthusiastic crowd. His wife and daughter, who have been helping him the whole time, were delighted and relieved as he crossed the finish line once again. He battled some difficult times with a few health complications which he bravely faced and patiently fought through to come out victorious in the end. Although it was not his fastest time in this race, crossing the finish line in any time is a great personal achievement for anyone. Tomorrow, the last day of the race, we should see Nirbhasa cross the line in the early evening. The other remaining runnners: Kaneenika, Baladev and Ananda-Lahari, will not cover the full 3100 miles, but nevertheless will stay the course until the end and celebrate their own personal victories as well. The ultimate goal of 3100 miles is not always reached by everyone in the race. Yet self-transcendence is still experienced on many levels. All of the runners, regardless of the distance covered, have demonstrated this powerful concept each and every day.
Surasa Mairer,56,from Vienna Austria, reached the pinnacle of her running career today, breaking the 17-year-old mark held by ultrarunning immortal Suprabha Beckjord by 6 hours,38 minutes with a remarkable finish of 3100 miles in 49 days+07:52:01. She averaged 62.848 miles per day (101.144 km). Surasa had dominated superlong distance running in the early 21st century, peaking with high marks and record setting performances in 2001 and 2002 at 1000 km,700 miles,1000 miles, and 1300 miles. She has now extended her abilities to the longest race which she has completed three times. She continued her streak of never losing to another lady in a multiday race.
With less than a full day to go, Stutisheel Lebedyev is poised to finish monday evening for the ninth time in his running career. He has 47.7 miles to cover, and should finish between 6:00pm and 7:45pm. Nirbhasa Magee continued his quest to finish 3100 by tuesday evening with 57.6 miles. He reached 3000 miles just before the stroke of midnight. Well done lad.
Stutisheel Lebedyev- 3000 miles = 49 days+02:57:59
Nirbhasa Magee-3000 miles = 49 days+17:58:47
Surasa Mairer, from Vienna, Austria, set a new women's record, breaking the old record that was set in 1998 by Suprabha Beckjord. Surasa finished in a stellar time of 49 days, 7 hours, 52 minutes and 1 second. She was crowned with the victory wreath by Suprabha herself in a joyous ceremony at the exciting finish. Stutisheel passed the 3000 mile mark earlier in the day and is poised to finish tomorrow afternoon. Just before midnight Nirbhasa reached the 3000 mile mark as well with a small crowd of enthusiastic supporters to cheer him on.
Click on the arrows above to see some photos from this eventful day. Below are a few short videos to give you a taste of the day's excitement.
Nirbhasa's 3000 Mile mark
Atmavir Petr Spacil,37, from Zlin, Czech Republic completed the 3100 Mile Race for the eighth time, reaching his goal in 48 days+07:13:56. He averaged 64.184 miles(103.294 km) per day. Atmavir is ranked ninth all-time in the race. Surasa Mairer has now reached a point in the race where she is only 30.184 miles away from finishing. The lithe Austrian has amassed a lead of 26+ miles versus the record pace of Suprabha Beckjord from 1998. Surasa is expected to finish somewhere between 1:15 PM and 2:45 PM on sunday. Amazing
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Atmavir Peter Spacil completed the 3100 mile race for his 8th finish. He place 5th overall this year in 48 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes. a huge crowd was on hand as this very strong Czech runner overcame some health hurdles during the race to finish strongly in the final days. With six runners left in the race which ends at midnight on Tuesday, August 4, there is still lots of action and excitement to come.
Author Martin Fritz Huber presents a detailed examination of the 2015 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race in his Augsut 12, 2015 Outside Magazine online article, "The Path To Self-Transcendence Begins with 3,100 Miles". The article centers on runner Nirbhasa Magee and his answer to several of the author's quesitons. (Photo: start of the 2015 race. Nirbhasa Magee, second from left in white t-shirt).
From the article:
"On Tuesday, August 4, at 6:12 p.m., a former IT professional named Nirbhasa Magee completed a half-mile lap around a nondescript block in Queens, New York. That may sound like an unspectacular feat of endurance, but what distinguishes Magee from most other joggers plodding around Joseph Austin Playground, is that, over the course of the last 52 days, the 35-year-old Irishman has done the .5488 mile loop 5,649 times, an astounding total of 3,100-miles."
Every day is a special day in the 3100 mile race. So many people come to help, sing, support, and cheer on the runners. Today, Jim and Annette Magee, the parents of Nirbhasa, came all the way from Ireland to cheer on their son in his last few days of reaching the ultimate goal of 3100 miles. They showed up on the course as he was making a turn toward our 'camp' in the evening before sunset. It was a joyous occasion for the whole family, including Sadanand, Nirbhasa's brother and helper. Later in the night Surasa, our woman leader, passed the 3000 mile mark, well on her way to a great 3100 mile finish soon. We also witnessed a big and bright 'blue moon' which is when a full moon ocurrs for the second time in the same month. This only happens about every 3 years or so. To add to the excitement of the day, Atmavir will finish tomorrow afternoon after reaching 3000 miles early this morning as the excitement in this epic journey continues towards the end.
Atmavir Petr Spacil has moved into position to finish early saturday afternoon. With only 60 laps(32.928 miles) to negotiate, he should finish between 12:50 and 1:45 pm, give or take a few minutes. His last full day on the course was as fruitful as any he has run this year. He reached 74 miles and is content to end the race on an upnote after a series of stomach and intestinal ailments thwarted his attempt to set a personal record. Meanwhile, Surasa Mairer is closing in on another great finish in a sparkling career spanning 19 years and over 20 multidays. She should finish sunday afternoon. She is now 21.4 miles ahead of the previous women's record set in 1998 by Suprabha Beckjord of Washington,DC. Stutisheel Lebedyev is poised to reach his goal of 3100 miles on monday night. He has crossed the finish line eight times previously.
Atmavir Petr Spacil- 3000 miles = 47 days+01:32:25
Surasa Mairer-3000 miles = 47 days+16:33:18
Two thunderstorm events could not thwart our heroes in search of high mileage. Atmavir Petr Spacil is edging closer to a saturday matinee finish with his fifth straight 70+ mile day, notching 74.63 to his total. Surasa Mairer is still averaging over 100 km per day with another 62.01 mile effort. The runners have gotten through the mini heat-wave and are looking forward to a drop in the humidity index. Ananda-Lahari Zuscin is still exploring high mileage ventures with a fine 71.34 mile day.
Yuri had completed the 3100 miles last night with no time to complete his 5000 Km, an option which the runners usually do to get an official time for 5000 kilometres. It means running about 7 miles more, or 13 laps. He completed these laps early in the morning today to a small crowd on hand to cheer him on with bells and applause. In return he stayed to cheer on the runners who are still completing their miles as the race will go on through day 52, next Tuesday. The weather is getting hotter and humid but in the middle of the day today we had a hard rain which brought in cooler temperatures. The remaining 7 runners keep running no matter what the weather as friends and helpers maintain their support for these incredible athletes.
Alison Mann from RedBull.com interviewed new 3100 Mile Race world record holder Asprihanal Aalto:
"Imagine running 3,100 miles — that’s New York to San Francisco with a few miles to spare. It’s a long way, but perhaps it's made bearable by the varied scenery captured along the way, right? But what if you ran that distance by completing 5,649 laps of the same 0.55-mile route in Queens, New York, running for 18 hours a day? That’s what Ashprihanal Aalto just did, and he managed it in a record-breaking 40 days, 9 hours, 6 minutes and 21 seconds. Oh, and did we mention that this is the eighth time he’s won the event, known as the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race? That’s a lot of running around the block! We spoke to him to find out what drives a man to go to such lengths."...
It was a very hot and humid day today. But most of the runners fared well as they are getting closer to the goal. They also get inspiration when they see their fellow pilgrims finally reach the goal. Late at night, Yuri finished this great race for the fourth time, with a personal best in 45 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. There was a large, enthusiastic crowd on hand to cheer him on, congratulate him and sing for him.
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