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.
Start of the 2015 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100-MIle Race

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."

Soon to be released on iTunes.

For the full review from Outside Magazine...

Photo above: start of the 2015 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.