Archive for 2014

July 8: Food for the Soul by Utpal

July 10, 2014
  Each and every day the 14 runners at the 3100 mile race collectively accumulate on average  830 miles.  As of midnight last night, the end of day 23, when Pranjal was the last one to leave the course, the lights went out, and he pedaled home, they had run 19,105 miles.

Lots of things both big and small have to be perfectly in place, for this all to happen. Laps have to be counted, clothes have to be cleaned, and bodies have to be patched up, and coaxed and prodded to keep going.  All the little details and all the bits and pieces of an event like this are crucial.  Very little is left to chance. But certainly the most important thing the runners need besides strength, determination, and a cheerful spirit, is food.


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July 7: Surpass Ourselves by Utpal

July 10, 2014
There are lots of good reasons why we love to watch and play sports.  Humans have been engaging in competition from the moment we could throw a rock or kick a ball.  There is a natural instinct in all of us to challenge ourselves to be as good as we can be, and also from an inner view, becoming all that we are within.

Those who we think of as naturally gifted and abundantly talented are admired and often described as being superior athletes.  But to excel means mostly that they have practiced and trained and prepared to perform as well as they have.


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Photos Day 25

July 9, 2014

Photos from day 25 are available here.  


Day 25, Stutisheel

July 9, 2014

Day 25 at 3100 mile race 2014 from Stutisheel Lebedev on Vimeo.

July 6: Experiencing First Hand by Utpal

July 8, 2014
  “Now I am experiencing first hand what the New York times calls the World’s toughest foot race.”

This morning I saw Tarit writing a story on his lap top.  He has been here since yesterday helping William.  A job that you might consider trivial, but it is one in fact which is far from simple and robotic. It is no small task setting out drinks, fine tuning supplements, checking shoes, and generally sorting out a lengthy list of errands for this great Scottish ultra distance runner.  But the most important part of it all is to be a friend.  To be kind, to be patient, to be supportive, and to anticipate just what you have to do to get William Sichel to 3100 miles.  And also grabbing hold of a world record or two along the way.


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Day 24, Stutisheel

July 8, 2014

Day 24 at 3100 mile race 2014 from Stutisheel Lebedev on Vimeo.

Photos Day 24

July 8, 2014

Photos from day 24 are available here.  

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