3,000-mile road to enlightenment is just around the block
About the author:
Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having twice completed both the Ten Day Race and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.
Source: The Times of London
Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
The Marathon des Sables passes over 150 miles through the desert dunes of Morocco; Greece has an ancient 155-mile course from Athens to Sparta, and each July, a pack of wiry men and women race 135 miles through the depths of Death Valley.
"Yet these 'ultramarathons' look like morning jogs beside the race that began this week in a quiet suburb of Queens, New York...