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


The board at the start of Day 4

The stillness

The all powerful clock


Takasumi and Nina


Andrea stretching

Checking phone numbers


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




Vasu did 68 miles and has 228 miles

A short interview with his helper Sasha

A great team


Discussing technical issues

Wei Ming did 62 miles

He is 3rd with 210 miles

An excellent runner


Harita did 59 miles

She has 195 miles

She is 4th



Ananda-Lahari did 62 miles

He now has 191 miles



Stutisheel did 59 miles

He now has 187 miles



Takasumi did 60 miles

He now has 184 miles


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

Self-transcendence means
In every way.

3 thoughts on “Day 4: Self-Transcendence My Main Goal”

  1. 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. 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!

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