Ten of the field of 14 runners topped 60 miles, led once again by the unflappable Asprihanal Aalto. He has extended his distance by 29+ miles back to second place with a 71.34 mile day. Places three to nine are only separated by six miles as the runners are getting fitter while conserving precious energy
Utpal captures the early morning start on Day 4.
Asprihanal Aalto reached 300 miles just before the end of day 4 with another 72.4 mile effort. Smarana Puntigam reached 68 miles to remain within striking distance.The moderate temps and overcast skies broke for a thunderstorm at 700pm, but the runners continued to work the course. Christopher Mullauer continues to impress, averaging over 66 miles so far. The first nine runners surpassed 61 miles for the day. Fitness is beginning to show in the legs of the competitors. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks before the runners plateau to a new level of strength.
Asprihanal Aalto widened his lead after three days of competition with a 72.99 mile day, averaging 76.1 miles so far. Twelve of the 14 runners went over 59 miles on the concrete course as pleasant temps(70Âº’s) and much lower humidity aided the runners. First time runner Christopher Mullauer moved up to fifth position with a solid 65.85 mile day. Only six laps separate the next five competitors as well. The world’s longest footrace will enjoy crisp,clear weather for a few more days so expect the competition to heat up.
Utpal has produced a very charming rendition in video of 2 prayer-poems by Sri Chinmoy, featuring the runners and helpers on Day 3 of the 3100 mile race.
The 3100 mile race is now entering into day 3.
We have daily updates of the race totals at Race Results 2008
Asprihanal Aalto has taken an early lead with 155 miles in the first 2 days.
All runners have completed over 120 miles in the first 2 days.
photo by Jowan
An interview with 4 of the 3100 mile runners by Utpal
The 12th edition of the 3100 Mile Race began this Sunday, June 15th.
There are 14 entrants for this years race including:
- Suprabha Beckjord
- Ananda-Lahari Zuscin
- Asprihanal Aalto
- Grahak Cunningham
- Stutisheel Lebedyev
- Pranab Vladovic
- Smarana Puntigam
- Pranjal Milovnik
- Diganta Adhikari
- Sopan Tsekov
- Petr Spacil
- Christopher Mullauer
- Pavol Saraz
For details on this years runners see: Runner’s Profiles
Best wishes to all the runners in this epic feat of self-transcendence!
Results can be viewed here.
Photo by Jowan Gauthier
Last Sunday, Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team started the 2007 edition of the “Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.”
This year there are 12 runners who hope to complete the gruelling 3100 mile race.
Welcome to a new site dedictated to the 3100 mile Self Transcendence Race, organised by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team