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.

This article from Coach Magazine, a UK online website and  magazine concerned with fitness and health, examines the 2015 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race. Included are interviews from 2014 finisher Willaim Sichel and associate race director Sahishnu Szczesiul, as well a collage of photos from each of the 52 days of the 2015 race. The article also examines what makes this race so unique and challenging.

"Imagine running a marathon. Then another. And, for kicks, finishing with a seven-mile jog. On the same day. Sounds ridiculous, right? Now imagine doing it all again the next day. And the one after that. In fact, for 52 days in a row.

"That, in essence, is what the annual Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race demands of anyone brave – or barmy – enough to take on the world’s longest certified ultra-running race. Yet every year a dozen or so athletes allow their bodies and minds to be put through the wringer."  Complete article »

The 2016 edition of the race will begin in Queens, New York on June 19.


Cross-posted from us.srichinmoyraces.org
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