One month until the start of the 3100 mile race in 2023

One month until the start of the 3100-Mile race in 2023

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In 2023, Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race will be running for the 27th consecutive year! Race dates: August 30 – October 20. New York, USA. This is the third year that the race will take place in autumn instead of summer due to better weather conditions.

Athletes are given deadline of 52 days to cover the distance – 5649 laps, 883 meters long, in a residential area in Queens. On average, this is about 96 km per day. The track is open from 6 am (common start) until midnight.

The world record belongs to Ashprihanal Aalto from Finland – 40 days + 09:06:21, which he set in 2015 at the age of 44. On average, he covered 123.56 km per day.

There are 14 athletes from 12 countries at the start of the race 2023. (Bios courtesy of Race director Sahishnu)

Andrea Marcato, 41, Italy (living in Zurich)
Andrea has dominated the last three versions of the 3100 Mile Race. He ran his fastest time in 2021, reaching a remarkable time of 42 days+ 17:38:38. This effort placed him third fastest runner all-time, averaging 72.544 miles/ 116.748 km per day. Andrea also enters long distant swimming events, reaching up to 26 km long swims.

Vasu Duzhiy, 57, St. Petersburg Russia
Having completed the longest race 10 times, Vasu has three victories, and the sixth fastest time ever: 44 days+06:10:42. He averaged 70.049 miles/ 112.732 km per day. He works as a foreman in a forestry business.

Wei-Ming Lo, 59, New Taipai City Taiwan
Wie-Ming has set national and Asian records for his two-time finishes of the 3100. Last year his best time was 46 days+15:01:43. He averaged 67.353 miles/ 108.394 km
per day. He is ranked #14 all-time in the world.

Stutisheel Lebedev, 53, Kyiv, Ukraine
Stutisheel has successfully reached the finish line of the world’s longest race 10 times. In 2004, he made history, as the first runner from Ukraine and all post- Soviet countries to cross the finish line of this challenging race. A former Ukrainian record holder, Stutisheel’s
personal best is 48 days+ 03:57:19. He averaged 64.366 miles/ 103.59 km per day. A motivational speaker, certified USTF coach and professional project manager, he has authored five books about his 3100-Mile Races.

Kaneenika Janakova, 53, Slovakia (Living in New York)
One of the all-time best of women runners in the world, Kaneenika set the current world record of 48days+14:24:10 in 2017. She averaged 63.789 miles/ 102.659 km per day. She has three finishes of the longest race, as well as holding all-time distance records for 3000km- 29:03:10:18; 2000miles- 31:05:54:14; 4000km: 39:04:08:48; 3000 miles- 47:04:14:20; and 5000km- 48:17:41:49.

Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, 48, Slovakia
Ananda-Lahari has completed the 3100 my race six times, with a best of 49days+09:42:19. He averaged 62.751 miles/ 119.988 km per day. He has the distinction of starting the 3100 Mile Race 19 times this August 30th.

Harita Davies, 48. Christchurch, New Zealand (living in New York)
Harita is a three-time finisher of the 3100 Mile Race, and holds the overall national record of 50days+13:23:14. She is also a spokes person of the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run, which was founded in1987. She has travelled to numerous countries to allow thousands to become aware of the need for international peace perspectives.

Susan Marshall, 39, New Zealand (living in Canberra Austria)
Susan has developed becoming a fine distance runner, finishing her first 3100 Mile Race in 2022. Her finishing time of 50 days+16:23:53 placed her sixth all-time for the women in long distance running races like the 3100.

Milan Javornicky, 49, Celakovice, Czech Republic
Milan ran 2713.50 miles/ 4367.75km in the singular Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Race in Salzburg, Austria during the Covid-19 disaster in New York- cirka 2020. He learned a lot about the 52- day experience, and is going for Queens, NY.

Tsai Wen-Ya, 53, Taichung City, Taiwan
In the last few years, Wen-Ya has made remarkable progress in her long distance running. In 2022 at the Six Day, she set a national 50-54 women’s record for six days. Then, in the Ten Day Race this spring, Wen-Ya finished 3rd overall, with over 1000km, as she dominated the race. She is in great shape, and ready to try the ultimate test.

Nina, Yang Huang Lan, 43, Taiwan (Living in Japan)
She is ready to make the final effort this year. In 2021 the 4000 km mark was one of her best tests- 41 day +07:26:20. Nina reached 3000 miles in 2022 but climbed
a little short of the highest goal: 51:13:22:58. for 3000 miles.

Mahasatya Janczak, 48, Lublin, Poland
Mahasatya has run for nearly 20 years, reaching1000km in two 10-Day races. He is ready for the ultimate test.

Adrian Papuc, 55, Bucharest, Romania
In over 40 years of running Adrian has covered numerous ultras. In the multi-day tests Adrian went past 411 miles for 6 Days in 2022.

Jason Lester, 49, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Jason, in 32 years of running, did these feats: in 2013, ran from San Francisco to New York City in 72 days (3550 miles) fourth fastest ever. In 2014, Jason was first person to run across China on the Great Wall, solo, -2,600 miles in 83 days.
He crossed solo over Australia in 2016: 118 days; 2,633 miles: from Scareborough Beach, West Australia to Batema, South Wales. In 2019 Jason ran from Finestere Spain, through Croatia, France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania – a total of 3,680 miles.
Recently he finished second in our Six Day in April with 391 miles. He is ready for the 3100 Mile Race.

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