Age 50, St. Petersburg, Russia (5 finishes, 1 win)
In 2015 Vasu ran a personal best to finish third. In 2013 he finished first for the 3100 miler. He has five finishes to his credit, and is ranked fifth alltime for 3100 miles. He works as a foreman for a lumber company when not running long distances.
46, Vienna Austria
In 2007 Smarana ran his fastest time in the 3100, reaching the goal in 48:04:13:54. He has seven straight finishes at 3100 miles, and returns to the race after a nearly nine-year break. He is still 17th ranked, and is the Austrian record-holder for 3100 miles.
63, Sanday, Orkney, Scotland UK
William has been the consummate ultrarunner for nearly two decades, having run hundreds of ultras and many multi-days. He holds over 160 Scottish, UK, and age-group records. One of his finest efforts was his first 3100 mile finish, at age 60, in 2014, when he rebounded from a slow start to finish in 50 days+15:06:04, making him the oldest finisher in history, as well as the fastest UK finisher. He is 29th ranked all-time out of 39 finishers.
37, Dublin Ireland
Nirbhasa has run three multidays, including finishing the 3100 Mile Race in 2015, in 51 days+12:12:13. He has been running ultras for 16 years. He works as a care assistant, and is ranked 33rd out of the fortunate 39 people on the list.
51, St Petersburg Russia
Andrey is a veteran of the 10 Day Race, with his best, in 2016, reaching 629 miles, good for fifth place. He has completed 10 multidays in the last ten years, nine of them of the ten day variety. This is his first attempt at 3100 miles.
44, Nizhniy Novgorod Russia
A fitness and yoga and pilates instructor, Sergey has run four multidays in the last five years, with a best of 6th place in the 10 day-627 miles in 2016. He has been running for 12 years with nearly 25 ultras to his credit. This is his first try at 3100 miles.
Age 45, Bratislava, Slovakia
Kaneekika first attempted the 3100 Mile Race in 2015. In 2014 Kaneenika set her second women’s course record in he Ten Day Race with 727 miles. She has won that event five times, including an overall victory. In twenty years of running, Kaneenika has completed 15 multidays and 32 ultras. Her bests include 443 miles for six days, 727 miles in 10 days, and 1000 miles in 15 days, 19 hours.
Age 40, Kosice, Slovakia
Ananda-Lahari is a veteran of the sport with 16 multidays and over 36 ultras. He is best known for completing the 3100 miler five times with a fastest finish of 49 days,14 hours. In 2013 he finished second in the Ten Day for the men with 662 miles, a personal best.
Yolanda is the fastest female upedestrian in the world. She has finished 6 six-day races, with a best of 410 just this past January. No woman has ever surpassed that total while walking for six days. She finished second lady, eighth overall in our 10 Day race in 2016 with 622 miles. That is an American women age-group 55-59 record. She will be the oldest female competitor in 3100 Mile history, and first pure walker. In 2015 she set a Guiness record of 340 consecutive days of walking 26.2 miles.
41, Auckland New Zealand Harita placed third in the 10 day with 540 miles in 2015. She has run four multi-day races, with a best of 380 miles for six days, set in 2007. She has been running prodigious miles in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run the last five years.