About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

In this clip, Vsauce, a YouTube channel brand created by internet personality Michael Stevens, examines various challenges and achievements deemed worthy of the 'greatest honor'. They selected the  Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race as worthy of the 'Greatest Honor' for physical activities. Vsauce features videos relating to various scientific and philosophical topics, as well as gaming, technology, culture, and other topics (Vsauce description courtesy of Wikipedia). Click here to see the full Vsauce video.

Please note that since this clip came out, the new world record holder for this event is Ashprihanal Aalto of Finland, who in 2016 set the record in a time of 40 days, 9 hours, 6 minutes and 21 seconds.