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.

In 2015 Ashprihanal Aalto of Finland completed the 19th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in the record breaking time of 40 Days, 9 hours, 6 minutes and 21 seconds for his 8th first place win.

From Ultrajuoksu.fi, the top ultra-running site in Finland:

Pekka Ashprihanal Aalto was elected the best Finnish male ultra-runner for the year 2015. The best Finnish female ultra-runner for the year 2015 is Noora Honkala, who is the youngest female ever who has finished Spartathlon, a race from Athens to Sparta, 246 km. In September 2015 she did it for the second time. The election was organized by ultrajuoksu.fi and only persons who had finished at at least one ultrarun were eligible to vote. After the nomination ceremony, Ashprihanal gave an interview to our reporter.

For the complete interview...



Cross-posted from us.srichinmoyraces.org