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.

Ultra distance legend Ashprihanal Aalto of Finland receioved an unexpected surprise when Ambassador Manu Virtamo CV, Consul General of Finland presented the Ten Day winner with a trophy and words of encouragement. Ashprihanal completed 824 miles in winning the race and is also world record holder with the fastest time in completing the Sri Chinmoy 3,100-Mile Race in 40:09:06:21.