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.

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