"One of the world's most extraordinary athletes "   ~New Zealand Herald

"The distances he runs are beyond the realms of even the toughest athletes"   ~Ultrafit Magazine

"If anyone knows the meaning of endurance, it is Grahak Cunningham "   ~The West Australian 


Running for 18 hours a day, seven days a week, for over six weeks. Almost three marathons a day, day in, day out, blisters that won't heal, sleep deprivation, weight loss...

Founded in 1997 to exemplify the endless possibilities of the human spirit, the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race is held every year on a concrete footpath around an 883 metre block in Queens, New York.

The world’s longest and most grueling foot race, runners are given 18 hours a day, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, for 51 days, to run a minimum of 60 miles a day (96km) to complete the distance. This involves circumnavigating the block 5649 times.

Over the duration of the race, runners wear out fifteen pairs of shoes, and their feet swell an extra two sizes. In a typical New York summer, temperatures can reach 40 degrees centigrade with 85% humidity.

Competitors must draw on resilience, determination, perseverance and focus to make it to the finishing line. Outwardly for their efforts they will receive a plastic trophy and a t-shirt, but they make a lifetime of progress.

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