About the author:

Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having completed four times the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.


NBC Today Show 2011NBC Today Show covers the 3100 Mile Race

8/7/2011 NBC TODAY's Natalie Morales reports on the Self Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race, where participants run the distance from Boston to San Francisco around one city block in Queens, New York.



De Telegraff, Dutch National Newspaper, covers 3,100 Mile Race

8/6/2011 NEW YORK, Saturday – Perhaps it is the most striking Dutch sports achievement of the year. Runner Pradeep Hoogakker (33) ran 53 days in a row from 6 a.m. until midnight and covered nearly 5000 kilometres. Thursday night he became the first countryman to complete the 3100 Mile Race, the Mount Everest of ultramarathons.


5000 kilometer rondjes rennenRTL Nieuws does a story on Pradeep: 5000 kilometer rondjes rennen

RTL Nieuws 8/6/2011 A popular Netherlands news program with a viewership of over 4 milliion features Pradeep in New York...(Please note: the video clip is in Dutch.).

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Runners Continue 52-Day Marathon Around Half-Mile Block 

NY1 News 7/8/2011 People in Queens are running around in circles as part of the 15th annual self-transcendence race, an ultra marathon created by Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy as an exercise in mental and physical discipline...

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new-york3,100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race 2011 Enters 23rd Day In Queens

The Huffington Post:   07/06/11  The world's longest certified footrace is happening right now--on a single city block in Jamaica, Queens. The 15th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race entered its 23rd day today. 10 runners, most of whom are disciples of Sri Chinmoy, a deceased Indian spiritual leader, are competing to complete 5649 laps around Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School in Jamaica, Queens of a .5488 mile course (883 meters) in a timespan of 52 days,

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2011observer.jpgPeople in Queens Are Running Around a Single Block for 3,100 Miles

Emily Witt, The New York Observer: 7/6/2011: While you sit in your cubicle, a real battle is going on out in Jamaica, Queens, where the self-punishing disciples of Sri Chinmoy, a deceased Indian spiritual leader, are running around a single block for 3,100 miles ...

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