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.

Ian Corliss interviews William Sichel from Orkney, Scotland, who in 2014 became the oldest person at 60 to successfully complete the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, the world's longest certified foot race.

"...it was a once in a lifetime experience. In a way, all this builds to make the event what it is. It’s part of the process. It focuses the mind. It’s part of the journey and ultimately what the self-transcendence is about." See more at RunUltra.com.uk

Watch: William's finish, filmed by fellow runner Pranjal Milovnik