Serious Sweat: the 3100-Mile Race in Airberlin In-Flight Magazine
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.
"If you take your jogging seiously, you should try the world's longest race. Participants in the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race, named after an Indian meditation teacher, run from 6am until midnight for 52 days. The route takes them repeatedly around the same block in Queens, New York, and averages two marathons plus 10km per day. After a total of 3100 miles (5000km), runners are sure to have transcended the limits of consciousness." From the May issue.