#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.

#122. The Start of the 3100 Mile Race (Queens, New York – June 17, 2018)

Welcome to the 22nd 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.

Athletes are able to test themselves in a format unlike any other ultra-marathon event. In order to meet their goal of 3100 miles in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles per day. The runners begin at 6 am 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.

Here are the links into

Media articles from previous years:
The New York Times • Sports Illustrated • The Times of London • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post • Harpers Magazine • More media articles » 

#121. Sri Chinmoy 7&13-Hour Race (Magnuson Park, Seattle – May 19, 2018)

Two timed races that will challenge your physical and mental endurance and stamina. The loop course is on mixed trails through Magnuson Park and along the waterfront of Lake Washington. Timed events offer the runner a steady format to focus on their pacing, running form and mental and physical fortitude. Plus you get to see your friends throughout the race!

  • For photos from the race please click here

#118. Finish of 6- & 10-Day Race (New York – April 27, 2018)

The Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race started on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. This race is held concurrently with the Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day Race which started on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon, EDT. Both races ended on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 noon, EDT. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. Both races are invitational races and entry is based upon the race director’s discretion.
These races feature an international field of runners who come to test their endurance, skill with pacing, and ability to recover from the stress of constantly moving. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.
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. In other words, plan for any conceivable weather condition, including rain and windy conditions.

  • To view the list of runners for the 2018 6- and10-Day Races please click here.
  • For great photos from the race please click here and here from Pranjal.
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