Month: June 2016

  • June 30… Just One Smile

    “There are moments when I think, why am I doing this again?  But otherwise I think it was the right decision.” A few minutes before we started running together Kaneenika had just completed 700 miles.  It happened in the early part of the morning.  Before the sun bore down and the noise of a busy […]

  • June 29… Spiritual Experience

    “Last year I was very much a part of it.” Sopan did not come and physically run the race here last year, but in a unique way he was a big part of Ashprihanal’s tremendous world record experience back then. “We talked a lot every day on the phone.  But then he helped me and […]

  • June 28… More In The Heart

    In all the many years I have chased after Ashprihanal Aalto while he has been running a multi day race I have never ever gotten even close.  Whether it be dashing around a one mile loop in Flushing Meadow or even now while he runs the short easily accessible half mile block in Jamaica Queens. […]

  • June 27… My Inner Thrills

    In 2004 Stutisheel first started running around Thomas Edison High school.  12 years later he is still going around and around the block each day.  It should be pointed out that he stops running when he reaches 3100 miles. *editors note*  This does also have to occur before the end of 52 days each summer, […]

  • June 26… Your Soul’s Voice

    “I spoke with Shamita yesterday and she did not even know what day it was.” Atmavir is now running the race for the 9th time.  Today is his 8th day on the course and with such an incredibly long road ahead for all the runners, it is very easy to loose track of time. The […]

  • June 25… This Is Paradise

    “It is my 5th time.”  At age 50 Vasu Duzhiy has only been getting better each and every time he runs the 3100 mile race. Last year he surpassed his personal best by almost 3 days. He is one of those incredibly unique individuals who probably looks more at home running around this hard little […]

  • June 24… Do The Right Thing

    “You feel you are at the forefront of something significant happening.  You don’t know exactly what it is but it feels like a kind of miracle offered to the world.  Guru is achieving something for the world through the runners.” Pradeep has been visiting the race for the past few days.  He ran the […]

  • June 23… Run Soulfully, Cheerfully, and Gratefully

    Last year when Surasa, not only won the women’s division of the 3100 mile race for the 4th time, she also set a new world record. Back then, at age 56, certainly no one would have been surprised if she had immediately then just simply decided to not ever leave her quiet office job in […]

  • June 22… Race of the Heart

    I ask Shamita a tough question.  She has been running for 3 days already and other than some digestion problems yesterday, she is doing great.  She starts the day with 185 miles and I am curious just how possible it is for her, or any of the other runners for that matter stay cheerful. “I […]

  • June 21… Something Within Me

    “This is my 12th race.” As 41 year old Ananda-Lahari starts his 3rd day of running here he has so far completed 154 miles.  Not very much when you consider he still has just a little less than 3000 more miles yet to go.  But when all the other miles from all those other years […]