On 17 June 2018, ten intrepid runners took to the start line of the world's longest certified road race - the 22nd edition of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Over the next seven weeks, the runners will aim to complete a daily average of 60 miles or more in order to complete the race within the official time limit of 52 days. The runners have to contend with variations in weather, a hard concrete course and the physical and mental challenges of competing in this epic of self-transcendence.
The race was founded by spiritual teacher and ultra-runner pioneer Sri Chinmoy who saw distance running as a vehicle to enable runners to bring to the fore their physical, mental and spiritual capacities to complete this unique challenge.
“We have to believe in a higher Power.
Only by believing in a higher Power
Can we go beyond and beyond
Our limited, human capacity.”
– Sri Chinmoy 
In this year's race, we have the 2017 winner - Vasu Duzhiy from Russia. Also returning to the race, is the fastest female in the 2017 edition Kaneenika Janakova, from Slovakia - who last year also broke the female record for the fastest completion in a time of 48 days+14:24:10. Proving that age is no barrier to ultra distance, the race also welcomes William Sichel (64) from Orkney, Scotland, UK. Sichel holds a host of Scottish and UK distance records and completed the race. Yolanda Holder (60 years old) and fastest pedestrian also return to the race after completing last year at her first attempt in a time of 51days+17:00:13. Surasa Mairer also returns to the race, after twice being the fastest lady. She is current female world record holder for 1000 km, 700 miles, and 1300 miles.
View all runner's biographies.
How to follow the race
This unique race has developed a following from all around the world. You can follow the race by viewing two race cams, daily results, daily blogs and photos.