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.
Ashprihanal finishing 3100 in record breaking time

In March, 3100: Run and Become, premiered in Canberra, Australia, and included a live Skype interview with the director, Sanjay Rawal, from New York. The Sydney Morning Herald had this to say about the film:

"It's a race that goes so long that runners often stop for a haircut along the way. They eat all the ice cream, cookies and chips they can manage yet still lose up to 15 kilograms. And they run laps around a New York city block for almost 5000 kilometres. In the world of extreme sports, the "3100" has to be one of the most extreme." For the complete story...

Another article about the film just appeared in the Guardian, and interviews Rawal and 15-time finisher of the race, Asprihanal Aalto from Finland.

Watching it now – as the world’s major cities including New York are in shutdown – feels jarring, a reminder of the freedoms we have lost: to be outside in bustling streets, where people move with purpose; to run and to breathe without fear. More...