Day 4: Self-Transcendence My Main Goal

There are many many things which I will never understand.  Explore even a fraction of Science’s ever expanding dimensions, grasp a dangling thread from the coat tails of sophisticated creativity and art, and then there is the very exclusive world of ultra athletics.  One in which unique individuals explore the outer limitations of physical capacity and with tremendous effort and courage keep changing the definition of what is possible, for all of us.

Vasu is running this Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race for the 9th time.  His 8 previous efforts means that he has run 24,800 around this one Queens NYC block.  Without much fuss over the last 3 days he has added an additional couple of hundred miles.  This means that sometime yesterday he completed a total distance that would comfortably enable him to completely circle this little planet we are all trying to live upon together.

Despite coming to the race a little late Vasu completed 68 miles yesterday.   He is 16 miles behind Andrea

photo by Sri Chinmoy ultra photos

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The board at the start of Day 4

The stillness

The all powerful clock

Rupantar

Takasumi and Nina

Harita

Andrea stretching

Checking phone numbers

Vasu

Wei Ming is ready

Start Day 4

Andrea did 75 miles yesterday

He leads the race with 237 miles

He is 9 miles ahead of Vasu

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Camp

Camp

Vasu did 68 miles and has 228 miles

A short interview with his helper Sasha

A great team

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Discussing technical issues

Wei Ming did 62 miles

He is 3rd with 210 miles

An excellent runner

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Harita did 59 miles

She has 195 miles

She is 4th

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Sahishnu

Ananda-Lahari did 62 miles

He now has 191 miles

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Counting

Stutisheel did 59 miles

He now has 187 miles

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Counting

Takasumi did 60 miles

He now has 184 miles

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“I just don’t understand any of it. How about a treat ?”

Self-transcendence means
Self-expansion
In every way.

3 Comments to “Day 4: Self-Transcendence My Main Goal”

  1. Nidhruvi says:

    Great, excellent job Utpal, like all this many years!
    There are so many ways to do the 3100 Mile Race…
    your job is one of them and very, very inspiring and also necessary
    Gratitude IGH Nidhruvi

  2. Vasanti + Abhejali says:

    Greetings from Dover to all the brave runners – and especially to Harita, our running heroine!
    Such an inspiration to see the 3100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race continue in New York! Thank you for the great coverage, reports and videos – and for daring to put it on under challenging conditions!

  3. Marco says:

    Sei grande Andrea! Continua così, ti seguiamo dall’Italia con affetto. A presto, Marco Pezzini

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