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.
Start of the 2016 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-MIle Race

Heather Hansman's October 26, 2018 online Outside film review of Sanjay Rawal's documentary film, 3100: Run and Become, examines the 'philosophical side of long-distance running". The film explores the importance of running in the Narajo community, the 'marathon' monks of Japan, Kalahari Bushmen of Africa and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race. The film centers on Finnish runner Aalto Asphrihanal and the 2016 3100-Mile Race. (Photo: start of the 2106 3100-Mile Race. Asphrihanal Aalto, first from right).

From the article:

"It's hard to show transcendence, especially the kind that comes from the devotional practice of moving your body, but that's what director Sanjay Rawal was trying to capture he filmed runners around the world."

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"I was a competitive runner," Rawal says, "but I nver had a coach that told me what Shaun (Navajo runner) says in the movie - that running is a prayer and a teacher and a celebration of life."

The film is currently being shown at the Village Cinema East, Manhattan, New York.

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