1. Ashprihanal Aalto
45, Helsinki, Finland
One of the world’s best endurance runners, Ashprihanal reached the pinnacle of his super-long multiday career last year. He finished the 3100 Mile Race in record time, reaching the line in 40 days+09:06:21. He averaged 76.776 miles per day(123.559 km). He is a 13-time finisher of the 3100 Mile Race. He has finished first eight times. He is one of only five men ever to average 70 miles a day for the 3100 miler. He is a three time Sri Chinmoy Six Day champion with a best of 505 miles. In 2014 he ran the second best total in the history of the Ten Day Race with 833 miles. He spent the summer of 2014 climbing high mountains in Europe. Ashprihanal has run 26 multidays in the last 18 years. He works as a courier, deliveryman in Helsinki.
2. Vasu Duzhiy
50, St. Petersburg, Russia
In 2015 Vasu ran a personal best again to finish in third place, reaching 3100 miles in 44 days+06:10:42. He went almost three days faster than his previous best. In 2013 he finished first in the 3100 miler. He has four finishes to his credit. He is now ranked fifth alltime for 3100 miles. He is studying with personal trainers to become a certified instructor.
3. Atmavir Spacil
38, Zlin, Czech Republic
Atmavir has run 16 multidays with eight finishes in the 3100 miler, including 45 days+03:44:21 in 2009, his personal best. He is ranked ninth alltime in the race. He has won the 10 Day Race in a running career of over 20 years. He has run 13 days+11:08:57 for 1000 miles as a split in last year’s 3100 mile race. He is currently in the food service business.
4. Yuri Trostenyuk
51, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Yuri has finished the 3100 three times, with a fourth place finish from last year of 45 days +16:45:21, as his personal best by over 22 hours. He is a four-time winner of the 10 Day Race, and has finished 13 multidays in 14 years of running, He works as a plumber in Vinnitsa, and lives with his wife and two children.
5. Stutisheel Lebedev
46, Kiev, Ukraine
Another prolific multiday specialist, Stutisheel has completed nine 3100 mile races in eleven attempts. His best is 48 days+03:57:19, an average of 64.36 miles per day(103.58 km), set in 2014. He is ranked 16th all-time at 3100 miles. He has written four books on his running exploits and the keys to success and starting a new endavour as ultra-running coach.
6. Ananda-Lahari Zuskin
40, Kosice, Slovakia
Ananda-Lahari is a veteran of the sport with 16 multidays and over 40 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.
7. Sopan Tsekov
35, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sopan holds the distinction of becoming the youngest finisher at 3100 miles in 2005(age 24). He has a personal best of 50 days +13:48:57 for 3100 miles, and two finishes in six attempts. He is a motivational speaker who inspires athletes to reach their potential, both in Bulgaria and abroad.
8. Baladev Saraz
40, Komjatice, Slovakia
In 14 years of running Baladev has run 37 ultras, including 16 multidays. In 2009 the completed the 3100 Mile Race in 54 days+14:26:40. He has attempted the 3100 seven times.
9. Volodymyr Hlushchuk
53, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Just six weeks ago, Volodymyr finished fourth for the men in the Ten Day with a personal best of 643 miles. He has run fifteen ultras,including seven multidays and over 30 marathons, in the last 12 years. He has been dreaming of running this race for a long time.
1. Surasa Mairer
57, Vienna, Austria
Last year, Surasa stunned the ultra world, and even herself, as she says, winning the 2015 3100 Mile Race for the ladies in record fashion in 49 days +07:52:01 at age 56. A veteran ultra runner whose career spans over 20 years, Surasa has completed over 20 multidays. She is the women’s world record holder for 1000 km, 700 miles, and 1300 miles, and has never lost to another woman in her multi-day racing career.
2. Kaneenika Janakova
46, Bratislava, Slovakia
Last year Kaneenika ran 3014 miles in the 3100, coming ever-so-close before being saddled with a hip and rib injury. She has won the Ten Day women’s crown five times, including an overall victory and two course records. In over twenty years of running, Kaneenika has completed sixteen multidays and 36 ultras. Her bests include 443 miles for six days, 727 miles in 10 days, and 1000 miles in 15 days, 19 hours. All three marks are Slovakian national records.
3. Shamita Achenbach-Konig
51, Vienna, Austria
In 2014 Shamita ran 640 miles in the 10 day, good for second place and less than five minutes from first place. She was one of the pioneer women runners who attempeted multidays in the late 80’s and early 90’s. It was nearly 20 years ago that Shamita won the 700 mile race at Wards Island in 11 days 20 hours in her first superlong ultra event. She has a finish at 1000 miles in 15 days, two hours in 1994 as well, amongst her many very good performances. This will be her first attempt at 3100 miles.