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.

During this year's edition of the 3100 Mile Race, Dipali Cunningham has been coming out to the course every day to share her enthusiasm and expertise with all the runners. Dipali has broken the women's world road record for 6 days numerous times, the most recent being the still-standing record of 513 miles set in 2009, aged 53.

While at the course, she has made a series of videos titled 'Dipali's Race Tips', where she explains some of the things the runners are doing in order to complete the distance within the 52 day cutoff.

The importance of a good helper

In this video, Dipali explains that the runners just want to be free to run, and not have to deal with any of the logistics involved in keeping moving, and how a good helper allows them to do that.

Coping with the sun and heat

During the summer months in New York, temperatures frequently get into the high 80's and 90's Fahrenheit (over 30 degrees Celsius) and so a good strategy for dealing with the heat and the sun's rays is a must.

More of Dipali's videos can be found on the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Vimeo channel, as well as daily race updates from race director Rupantar LaRusso. The videos were shot and edited by Utpal Marshall; more of Utpal's videos can be found on perfectionjourney.org