The 20th edition of the world’s longest Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race!

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The longest certified 3100-Mile footrace starts on June 19, at 6 am, in New York. This year, it takes place for the 20th time.  There are 38 athletes from 12 countries that have crossed the finish line to date. The record belongs to Ashprihanal Aalto from Finland – 40 days + 9:06:21, which he achieved in 2015. That means an average of astonishing 76.6 miles per day.

Ashprihanal also participates in this year’s race, along with 11 other athletes. The team of runners welcomes two 3100 newcomers, albeit with a great running history: Shamita Achenbach-Konig from Austria, and Volodymyr Hlushchuk from Ukraine.

In order to meet the 52-day limit, runners have to cover 59 miles daily. No days off, no weekends :). The race course is a 0.5 mile lap in a residential area on the outskirts of New York. In addition to fatigue, the participants need to endure New York’s extreme summer weather, from torrential hurricane rains to up to 100 degrees heat with 90% humidity.

This year, the organizers promise live broadcast during the whole race – the streaming can be found here:

Also, you can feel the spirit of the race through interviews, videos and photos on the blog

Please check it out for the first hand experience!


12 runners of the 3100-Mile Race 2106. Day before the start.

Physical energy has only one source,
And that source is spiritual energy.

[Sri Chinmoy, The outer running and the inner running]

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