Running is an individual sport that brings people together. There are not many sports where you can compete on the same course as the world’s best. Enter any big city race and you will be competing with champions, elite athletes and regular joggers. We all begin at the same starting line, together, in unison, and we all finish at the same goal—even if we are hours apart. It reminds us that we are all one family. Some people may be faster, some slower, but we all make it to the destination, we all complete the journey.

Trying to conquer this immense distance of the 3100 is like a tug-of-war battle with competitors working together and pulling on one side of the rope, reigning in the 3100 miles. When everyone is moving faster, the energy spreads to all the runners. When someone is injured, "it is like you can feel their pain," race leader Sarvagata Ukrainskyi once famously said. One less person is pulling on the rope. This event is about peace. Nationalities from around the world come and show what is possible when you we live up to our possibilities. Ukrainian runner Stutisheel Lebedyev made this poignant video on peace, late at night, 2000 miles into a run. Thankyou.