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.