From September 13 to November 3, the 24rd Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race took place in a new location, in Salzburg, Austria. We made a number of modifications to strictly adhere to local health standards. 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 in 52 days, they must log an average of 59.6 miles 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.
Here are the links
- 2020 runner list/bios
- The race results
- Photos available here
- Media articles in German: 2020 Runnersworld.de, ORF, Der Standard, SN.at, Die Presse (2019); in English: 2020 Irish Independent,2019 BBC,Wall Street Journal,previous years: New York Times All Media Articles »; Other languages: 2020 RAI (Italian), Telemundo (Spanish), Sporza.be(Belgium), EFE(Spanish), 2019 Globo TV(Brazil), Bulgarian Media (Bulgarian), Antena3 (Spanish)
To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org.