About the author:

Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.
  • Runners and helpers with letter from President

    Runners and helpers with letter from President

  • A rainbow over the course (photo Vaibhava)

    A rainbow over the course (photo Vaibhava)

  • Milan and Andrea

    Milan and Andrea

  • Local resident Ushika who is taking part in this year's race

    Local resident Ushika who is taking part in this year's race

As the Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race enters its fourth week, the five intrepid runners are digging deep into their physical, mental and spiritual reserves as they accumulate seemingly impossible volumes of mileage. The current President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, recently sent a letter to the runners offering his personal encouragement for this uniquely challenging and inspiring event.

Translation of letter

Dear participants to the 3100 mile race in Salzburg!

I simply cannot imagine how it is to run 52 days. I enjoy hiking myself. But to run for 52 days, 118 marathons – incredible! What an incredible feat of endurance! You deserve my respect.

I wish all the participants, and especially the local hero Hubert Muckenhumer, all the best, success and the necessary endurance for the rest of the race.

My best greetings,
Alexander Van der Bellen
(President of Austria)

 

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After 21 days of running, first-time entrant, Andrea Marcato (Italy) is heading the field with a very impressive total of 2376.2 miles. Andrea is getting close to passing the halfway mark.

The race has received media coverage from both local and national press.

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