On 4 September, seven intrepid runners stood on the startline for the 25th edition of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. First held in 1997, Sri Chinmoy founded the race as the ultimate test of self-transcendence - a race where runners compete not for outer glory, but the challenge of transcending their limits and experience.
In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles (4989km) in 52 days, the runners must log an average of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night.
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The seven runners include:
- Ananda-Lahari Zuscin (47) Kosics Slovakia (17 times entrant)
- Andrea Marcato (39) Zurich Switzerland (2020 winner)
- Harita Davies (47) Christchurch New Zealand (Women’s winner in 2019)
- Lo Wei Ming (58) Taiwan (first time entrant)
- Stutisheel Lebedev (51) Kiev Ukraine (over 10 finishes)
- Takasumi Senoo (39) Japan (first time entrant)
- Vasu Duzhiy (54) (Russia) three times men’s winner.