#198. Start of 2021 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

Welcome to the 25th Annual Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world. It attracts athletes from around the world who want to test themselves against this daunting distance, transcend their own previous capacity, and participate in a great adventure. Along the way, they may also set new world records and gain spiritual insights.

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles (4989km) in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles (95.9 km) per day. The runners begin at 6 a.m. and run for extended periods throughout the day, taking breaks as needed. If they want to, they can continue as late as 12 midnight when the course closes for the night. After completing the race, runners have the option of continuing on to complete 5000km.

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#196. Meditation and Ultras: Part 2

Continuing this series of talks on Meditation and Ultras, Karteek Clarke will outline five practical techniques that can really help with managing the pressures of time and distance that we all encounter on these events. These are simple techniques that anyone can add into their training regardless of experience with meditation.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org.