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.
  • Running in the 2019 Race

    Running in the 2019 Race

  • Start of the 2019 Race

    Start of the 2019 Race

  • Runners on the first lap

    Runners on the first lap

On 13 September 2020, the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race began in Salzburg Austria, with five intrepid runners taking to the start line. Over the next 52 days, the runners will endeavour to complete the epic challenge of running 3,100 miles (just shy of 5,000km) which means they must maintain an average of 60 miles a day.

For the past 23 years, the race has been run in Jamaica, Queens, New York. However, it was clearly not possible to run the race this year in New York as usual. But many runners and race supporters were keen to maintain this special annual race, and so finally (after exploring courses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia) a venue has been found in Salzburg, Austria. The race field has been limited to five runners and will strictly adhere to local health standards to ensure the safety of runners and helpers.

The race was founded by spiritual teacher and ultra-runner pioneer Sri Chinmoy, who saw distance running as a vehicle to enable runners to bring to the fore their physical, mental and spiritual capacities to complete this unique challenge. This year will mark the 24th edition of the race.

    “We have to believe in a higher Power.
    Only by believing in a higher Power
    Can we go beyond and beyond
    Our limited, human capacity.”

    – Sri Chinmoy


In this year's race, these are the five runners who will be taking to the start line.

  • Nirbhasa Magee, 41 (IRL), living in Reykjavik, Iceland - 3 finishes, ranked 22nd
  • Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, 45, Kosice Slovakia - 6 finishes, ranked 25th
  • Ushika Muckenhumer, 52, Salzburg, Austria - 1 finish, ranked 30th
  • Andrea Marcato, 38 (ITA), living in Zurich, Switzerland - first-time runner, two times over 1000km in 10 day race
  • Milan Javornicky, 46, Celakocice, CZE  - first-time runner, 569 miles in ten-day race

Over the next two months, you will be able to follow the race through photos, videos and race reports. Definitely we welcome visitors trackside, so if you are in the area (or if it's safe to travel) please come and stop by! We hope you will be inspired by the efforts and inspiration of the runners in this race. Race Director Rupantar Larosso who lives in NY, US said on the eve of the race "It is great the race is going ahead and I wish all the runners and supporters the best of  luck"

 

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The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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