On 4 September, 12 intrepid runners began the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race around the famous 0.5488 mile loop in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Conceived of as both a physical and spiritual journey, the race allows athletes to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day.
The race attracts a range of visitors and supporters who come to soak up the atmosphere of the gruelling test of self-transcendence. Recently, the race was visited by His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão the former Prime Minister and President of East Timor. View daily report of this visit.
After day 17, eight of the runners had passed 1,000 miles - nearly one third of the way to their ultimate goal. The leading two men Andrea Marcato and Ashprihanal Aalto are separated by just 17 miles. Whilst the leading two women Huang Lan Yang and Susan Marshall are separated by just three miles. The race is set for a fascinating conclusion, yet the real essence of the race cannot be measured in mileage and placings, but the inner spirit of self-transcendence felt by the runners, helpers and supporters. If you are in the vicinity of Queens, do feel free to drop by.
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Another season of the worldwide Grand Prix has come to its grand completion.
This Grand Prix produced 30 Superheroes, runners who ran all 13 races over the 13 weeks (15 women and 15 men).
Clifford Kian from South Africa is the winner of the Grand Prix followed very closely by Pataka Spacek from Czech Republic, just less than one minute seperating their total time.
Susan Marshall is once again the womens Grand Prix champion and we wish her all the best for her upcoming 3100 mile race which starts on September 4th in New York. Ilvaka Nemcova from Czech Republic was second woman.
The results are in. 47 Superheroes completed every one of the 9 races in the Grand Prix.
69 runners completed the Grand Prix, running at least 7 ot the 9 races.
Sarankhuu Jargal from Mongolia reigns supreme again! Second place goes to Clifford Kian from South Africa. Third place goes to the relentless and undaunted Pataka Spacek from the Czech Republic.
Ankurika Hammerl from Austria is the first lady, followed by her close and amicable rival Susan Marshall from Australia. Penny Kian from South Africa is third!
Tirtha Voelkner from Germany places first in the Women Vet 50 category.
Marek Bohman from Slovakia is the undisputed champion of the Men Vet 50 category.
Tsetsegmaa Ishjamts from Mongolia wins the Women Vet 60 category, with a large team of Mongolian runners participating as usual.
Prachar Stegemann from Australia continues to rule the kingdom of the Men Vet 60, coming in 8th in the overall standings with some very impressive performances.
Karnayati Morison from Canada wins the Women Vet 70 and Banzragch Dorj from Mongolia the Men Vet 70.
A big congratulations to our Vet 80 champions, and lone competitors in their fields. Shadri Bortolini from Italy and Nayak Polissar from Seattle, USA.
Congratulations to everybody.
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