#175. How Running Can Transform Your Life. Discover who you are with Sanjay Rawal

When we think about running, most of us think of it as a form of physical exercise – something that we do to lose weight, look better or stay healthy. Some of us like to measure how far and how quickly we can run. But running can be so much more than that. What if someone told you that running could be a tool to transform your life? This week, film-maker and inspirational human being, Sanjay Rawal, is here to do just that.

Whilst making his latest film (3100: Run and Become), Sanjay followed the most elite multi-day race in the world – the 3,100-mile race, which takes place on the streets of Queens, New York City each summer. He also followed the Kalahari Bushman and a group of Japanese Monks. What was common amongst all three groups of people was that they performed superhuman feats with the sole goal of spiritual growth. Sanjay talks about their individual journeys and what we can all learn from them.

Through physical exertion, Sanjay believes that we can all understand who we are and connect to something bigger than ourselves. We discuss how modern life presents many obstacles for us, but Sanjay explains how we can all achieve self-expansion, whether we are running or simply walking down the road. This is an incredible conversation – I think you will really enjoy it.

Find out more about 3100 Film:

Articles: BBC – Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence:

Find out more about Sanjay:

#174. Colours of Peace (Seattle, WA – September 21, 2019)

‘Colours of Peace’ comes to the Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion for its first celebration in the United States honoring the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, 2019.

1000 works from Seattle area school kids are joined by over 200 works of art from 20 countries on loan from the permanent Colors of Peace collection in Italy.

Here are links into

  • The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run news page
  • Photos available here

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

#173. Day 48 of 3100-mile race: Ashprihanal Finish

Welcome to the 48th day of 23rd 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. 

Ashprihanal completed the race in 47 days, 1 hour, and 39 minutes.  An average of 65.864 miles a day (105.998 km).  That is the 36th best performance in the history of the race out of 156 performances.  And he is still on top of the board of the 43 runners. In 2015 he won the 19th Annual Self-Transcendence Race in 40 days+09:06:21, taking 23 hours,10 minutes off the record held by German legend Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk. Ashprihanal averaged 76.776 miles per day (123.559 km).

Here are the links into

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

#168. Finish of ​6- & 10-Day Race (New York – May 2, 2018)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race starts on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which starts on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races end on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races.

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#167. Start of 6-Day Race (New York – April 26, 2019)

The Twenty-Second Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, EDT, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#166. Start of 10-Day Race (New York – April 22, 2019)

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race started on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon, and will finish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12 noon, EDT. 

The course is a very flat, scenic, 1k loop in a pleasant park setting near the famous areas of the World’s Fair of 1964 and close to the USTA facility, home of the US Open. There are many patches of green and trees, as well as close proximity to Meadow Lake. Temperatures in April in New York generally vary between 11ºC and 21ºC with extremes at 1ºC and 32ºC.

#153. Joana Schenker receives the Torch-Bearer Award (Albufeira​, Portugal – December 29, 2018)

Joana Schenker is a professional bodyboarder. Dominating the Portuguese National and European Tour since 2014, she won both titles for 4 years in a row. In her second season competing on the APB world tour, Joana wins the World Title, and makes history by becoming Portugal´s first professional World Champion in wave riding sports. 2017 was the perfect year, National, European and World Bodyboard Champion. The media made Joana not only the new Queen of bodyboarding but also a star in the Portuguese sports scene.

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

#145. Running For Self-Transcendence | Rich Roll Podcast

Sanjay Rawal is human rights activist & award-winning documentary filmmaker. His newest film — “3100: Run and Become” — captures the esoteric, spiritual side of running with the Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei in Japan, the Kalahari bushmen in Africa, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, the forests of Finland and the streets of NYC, tracking the famed Self -Transcendence 3100 Mile Run. This is a conversation about running as a path for enlightenment. Enjoy!

#144. 3100: RUN AND BECOME. Official Trailer

Opening in theaters in August 2018.
www.3100.film

Can running lead to enlightenment? Can it transform your life and make you a better human being? This is the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Run, the world’s longest race – where competitors must average 59+ miles a day in the 52-day window … all around a 1/2 mile sidewalk loop in NYC. How does one even train for this race? A champion Navajo ultra-marathoner, a hunter from the Kalahari Bushmen and a Japanese Monk illustrate how we, as human beings, can and have always used running to transcend our limitations and connect ourselves to realities beyond the physical.