Month: June 2018

  • Day 14… Grateful Each Day (June 30)

    “I try to see it as blessings.  Sometimes I think the sun helps me a little bit.”  The weather has shown not just Surasa, but all the runners many faces over the past week.  A few days ago it was a day of heavy thunderstorms and now the heat is settling in and has no […]

  • Day 13…Inner Light (June 29)

    “Yesterday 2 full thunderstorms with full power, and also super humid.   Now we change to extreme heat.”  Ushika of course is describing conditions at the 3100 mile race.  A rather shocking wake up call to the kind of conditions that now lay before the runners for the next 39 days.  In other words welcome to […]

  • Day 12…Challenge Yourself (June 28)

    “The overwhelming feeling was relief.  Coming back from so far was a relief.  It was the overwhelming emotion.” William Sichel in now into his 12 day of running at the 3100 mile race and he remembers the feelings very strongly of when he last ran this race in 2014. It was an incredible achievement not […]

  • Day 11…This is Paradise (June 27)

    “I feel good, very good.”  Vasu says this with his usual smile and ever cheerful enthusiasm.  Put into perspective one should also note that over the past 10 days he has been running 18 hours a day, had little sleep, and had knee pain (the only one we know of).   Also he  has done […]

  • Day 10…Closer To My Soul (June 26)

    Coming back to the race this year for the 4th year in a row Kannenika has a hard act to follow.  Last year she set a new women’s record for the distance at 48 days and 14 hours.  She broke the previous record set by Surasa by 17 hours.   At age 48 she could easily […]

  • Day 9…Decision of the Soul (June 25)

    Smarana’s story is unique in the now 22 year history of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race.   He is 47, but started his multi day running career a long time ago.  The 3100 mile race was the perfect distance event for him.  He was so motivated by the race that he came 7 times […]

  • Day 8…Inner and Outer Go Together (June 24)

    Sopan is running the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race for the 8th time.  He is now just 37 and it was as a 24 year old in 2005 that he set the record for being the youngest competitor to complete the race. This morning on day 8 he says it takes at least a […]

  • Day 7…To Transcend Ourselves (June 23)

    Yolanda had a great Day 6.  She walked 63 miles 115 laps.  She doesn’t want to get behind the pace as she did last year when she at one point had fallen more than 40 miles off the pace. She says of her many supporters who have dedicated themselves to her 52 day challenge, “It […]

  • Day 6…Goal Is To Be Happy (June 22)

    Ananda-Lahari is here for the 14th straight year The board after 5 days William working on his shoes.   He had another superb day and moved well up the board A waiting laundry bag Aharan preparing an apple The clock early Kobi Yolanda on the way to a perfect head stand

  • Day 5…Enjoy the Journey (June 21)

    Long time friend and alumni of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence race showed up just before the start of day 5 Vasu extended his lead after 4 days Yolanda always early Aharn setting up Nisanga will be here a few days more Rupantar surveying the course Alan set up some Scottish flags