Start of the world’s longest 3100-Mile Race in New-York



On June 16, at 6:00 am local time, the longest certified race in the world 3100-Miles started in New York. The race takes place for the 23rd year in a row in the New York suburb Jamaica, Queens, on a 0.5 mile lap.

The annual “Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race” was named by the New York Times as “Everest of Ultramarathons”. Runners must cover an average 60 miles per day to meet the 52-day deadline of the race. Participants are given 18 hours every day – from 6 am to midnight. Over the previous 22 starts, only 43 people in the world were able to finish the race.

This race is the flagship start of the international Sri Chinmoy marathon team.

There are 8 runners from 7 countries this year at the starting line.

Men:
🇫🇮 Ashprihanal Aalto (Finland), 48 years old
14 finishes at 3100. World record holder 40 days + 09: 06.21 (2015)
🇷🇺 Vasu Nikolai Duzhiy (Russia), 52 years
7 finishes for 3100. Threefold race winner (2013, 2017, 2018)
🇦🇹 Smarana Puntigam (Austria), 48 years old
7 finishes at 3100, the best result – 48 days + 04: 13.54 (2007)
🇮🇪 Nirbhasa Magee (Ireland), 40 years
2 finishes at 3100, the best result – 48 days + 16: 47.01 (2017)
🇸🇰 Ananda-Lahari Zuscin (Slovakia), 42 years
5 finishes at 3100, the best result – 49 days + 14: 25.37 (2006)
🇦🇹 Ushika Muckenhummer (Austria), 50 years
1 finish for 3100 with a time of 50 days + 07: 34.46 (2018)
🇧🇬 Todor Dimitrov (Bulgaria), 44 years
First start at 3100. National record holder for 12 hours

Women:
🇳🇿Harita Davies (New Zealand), 44
1 finish for 3100 with a time of 51 days + 12: 48.14 (2017)


There is a link to live webcam at the official website of the race www.3100.SriChinmoyRaces.org From this site you can also send a support letter to the runners.

You can also follow Utppal reports on the blog www.perfectionjourney.org

Photos from the race https://www.srichinmoyultraphoto.com/3100-mile-race/2019

 

3100 Race Start in 2018


The 22nd annual Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race started in New York on June 17 at 6 am local time. There 10 runners from 7 countries doing the Race this year.

To meet the 52 day deadline (August 7 midnight), runners need to cover 60 miles (96 km) daily. The race loop is open for 18 hours a day – from 6 am till midnight.

You can follow the race at www.perfectionjoutney.org

Photos are available here.

You can also send letter of support to the runners.

Paul Tergat about 3100 Mile Race


About the 3100 mile race of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, I want to say: These runners really don’t fear the distance. Records are to be broken. When I set the Marathon world record 2003 in Berlin it was, because I didn’t fear the speed and distance. In the same way the 3100 mile runners set personal records not just for themselves, but for the development of the world.

The most important thing is that what you believe in. You have to accept that you can run a bad race. Tomorrow is the motivation that counts. That’s why I am not able to quit a race.

I also have the conviction that sport is not only winning medals or being number “1”. It is a passion to race and finish.

We can not feel good every day. The most important thing is that we believe. I came to sport, because there was a calling, a purpose. And that God knows why I came to this standard to use it for my inner life. Because of a higher power, I have not only broken world records and have grown into something.

Paul Tergat

World record holder in the marathon from 2003 to 2007, with a time of 2:04:55. He is the Kenyan NOC president and an ambassador of the United Nations World Food program.

Month prior to start of the 3100 Mile Race in 2018


The longest foot race in the world of 3100 miles will start on June 17th at 6 am in New York City. It will be the 22nd edition since the inception of the race in 1997 by Sri Chinmoy.

The annual 3100-Mile Self-Transcendence race was named ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by the New York Times. Runners have to average 59.6 miles per day – for 52 straight days – in order to reach the goal of 3100 miles within the time limit. The running surface is concrete sidewalks around a playground, ball fields, and the confines of a vocational high school, all in a city neighborhood setting. The runners have 18 hours daily to be out on the corse.

The physical and psychological demands are prodigious, if not overwhelming. Thus, participation is limited to invited athletes who have a convincing resume of multi-day running experience and have demonstrated elite endurance abilities. No more than 14 runners participate per an event.

Over the past 21 starts of the 3100 mile race, only 41 athletes from 18 countries have been able to cross the finish line.

There are 11 runners at the 3100-2018 starting list so far.

Blog’s Team


Traditionally, I would like to thank all the participants of the “written 3100” – those who translated, edited and administered the blog during all 52 days. This year we had an expanded international team.

Tatiana Troyanovich is a self-giving administrator and editor
Rageshri Muzychenko – interpreter
Anastasia Tabachnikova is an interpreter
Anastasia Beisova – interpreter
Galina Lelyanova – interpreter
Sambhava Tsibenko – interpreter, editor
Karpani Tsibenko – interpreter, editor
Harikanta Ketova – interpreter
Alexander Kornilov – interpreter
Jayashalini Abramovskikh – interpreter

See you next time!
Stutisheel, author and extreme athlete

End of the Race 2017


The deadline of 3100 Mile Race occured at midnight August 8. There were 5 finishers out of the 10 starters.

More pictures – by the link.

In addition to quite challenging task – to run average 60 miles per day, every edition of the Big Race put an extra surprises. In that sense intestinal virus was the main challange of the 2017 race. Organizers are yet to find the source of it, but because of diarrhoea and as consequence bold dehydration, 7 out of 10 runners received intra venous injection in the middle of July.

Board with the results by the race end.

Yolanda finishes in 51 days+17:00:13


She became the oldest woman to finish the 3100 mile race, and only the second American woman to complete this difficult race. She is the first pure walker to attempt the distance. She has now set many age-group women’s best marks for daily totals, as well as miles and kms.

More pictures by the link

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