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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.

Following his historic finish in the 3100 Mile Race, Taiwanese hero-runner Lo Wei-Ming is congratulated by the premier (prime minister) of Taiwan, Su Tseng Change. The following is an English translation of the above video (in Chinese)

Hsu Chun-Mei (Wei-Ming's wife): I would like to congratulate you here. Congratulations! Also I want to say sorry to you because you used to tell me that you wanted the world to see our national flag, and I always told you ‘how can it be possible?’ But you really made it, you are really great. You mentioned that you did not bring money home, the only thing you can do is to pass on your spirit, your perseverance, and your courage to your grandchildren. You did it too. Your grandchildren pay close attention to you everyday, "Grandpa, I love you" they all said that. It’s really great, you are my pride.

Su Tseng-Chang (Premier of Taiwan,ROC): 3100 miles is equivalent to 5000 kilometers, which is really amazing. You displayed our national flag at the finish line and won the second place and became the first person in Asia to complete the race. It took your physical strength, willpower and endurance to let the world see Taiwan. I am amazed when I think of runners running from 6 o’clock in the morning to 12 o’clock at midnight everyday, and I am really touched and grateful. Being a grandpa already still having such physical strength running with flip flop, which is equivalent to another kind of transcendence. It’s impossible to run around the world like this without his wife’s unwavering support. He ran around the island of Taiwan  4 times. I really want to acknowledge Mr. Lo’s wife with my highest regards.

Lo Wei-Ming: My performance did not disappoint all the Taiwanese. I did my best, thank you everyone, thank my family for approval, thank the premier's encouragement, I will follow the premier's spirit to keep sprinting!

Su Tseng-Chang: You are just amazing! A lot more vigorous in spirit than me. Thank you for all the hard work again, on behalf of everyone from Taiwanese community.

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The 27th Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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