Outside Magazine's online review of Sanjay Rawal's new film "3100: Run and Become", examines the director's own spiritual background against the film's exploration of the common thread between the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, the Kalahari Bushmen of Botswana, the 'marathon monks' of Hiei, Japan, and Shaun Martin, a Navajo runner who created the Canyon de Chelly Ultramarathon.
From the review:
"It’s hard to show transcendence, especially the kind that comes from the devotional practice of moving your body, but that’s what director Sanjay Rawal was trying to capture as he filmed runners around the world. 'My background is in mysticism and spirituality, so I’m interested in how running was their way to commune with the divine,' he says."
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Photo above: start of the 2015 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.