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Yuri Wins, Ashprihanal Second and Kaneenika Finishes

Posted by Grahak Cunningham on Tuesday, September 6, 2016,
Yuri Trestenyuk was the victor in this years race. It was an amazing finish, the closest in history. Just a few hours separated first and second, the 3100 mile equivalent of a sprint finish. Ashprihanal was inspired to chase 5 days from the finish. It must have been torturous for Yuri but he didn't cave in all, taking no breaks, trying to hold on to his lead."Yuri can do only do around 70 miles," was whispered amongst runners, handlers and organisers. "He can't hold on." Ashprihanal had him c...
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Vasu and his blister

Posted by Grahak Cunningham on Wednesday, July 13, 2016,
On day 23 passing Vasu Duzhiy was passed. Apparently Vasu has a really bad blister. He got one in his first race also so I am sure he has the experience to deal with it! Apart from his blister he has the perfect body shape. Light, strong and hardened.


I spoke to Ashprihanal on the phone yesterday. He has been getting over a head cold...not something you want when you are doing 100 plus kilometers a day. He was in good spirits though and talked about climbing Mt Fuji in the winter. It was a lot...
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New World Record in the 3100 Mile Race

Posted by Grahak Cunningham on Monday, July 27, 2015,
Ashprihanal Aalto finished the 3100 mile race in 40 days and 9 hours. He averaged 76.7 miles a day for the duration of the race. He beat the previous mark that many people thought was untouchable by almost a day. He was feeling the joy of it all in the final 3 days leading up to his finish as the end was in site and was really happy, motivated and relaxed during this time. Reducing his breaks to just 7 minutes and allowing media to come in and photograph him while he was napping. He new he ha...
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Helping Ashprihanal

Posted by Grahak Cunningham on Monday, July 13, 2015,
After moping around for a few days after pulling out with an injury Ashprihanal asked for some help. He is on world record pace and is averaging an outstanding 76.7 miles a day. He already has new records from 1500 miles to 2200. Helping is definitely better for me than it is for him. After exiting early it is easier to sink into a depressed state which I was starting to do, crewing for him really picked me up.



It is pretty interesting. He has three breaks of 15 minutes at 11am, 4pm, and 8pm....
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Last Moments of Freedom

Posted by Grahak Cunningham on Monday, June 8, 2015,
  
Leaving tomorrow for the USA. It is a little terrifying knowing what is install. Still I get to eat lots of ice cream so I can put on a few kilograms before I begin the 3100. I have been busy. Packing, shopping, training, preparing.

Andrew Burrell from The Australian did a really nice article on the race and the mindfulness of a long distance runner. This led to an interview on ABC Perth, ABC South West, 2UE Sydney, Channel 7 and Channel 9. It was all pretty busy.

Guest Speaker

I was a gues...
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Running Beyond the Marathon

Posted by grahak on Thursday, August 7, 2014,


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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. It is the world’s longest and most grueling running race.

Running 18 hours a day, from 6:00am to midnight, for 51 days, runners must average a minimum of 60 miles a day (96.6km) to complete the distance. This involves circumnavigating the block 564...

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3100 Mile Sprint Finish

Posted by grahak on Saturday, August 2, 2014,

Vasu finishing from Perfection Journey

Slovakian runner Pranjal Milovnik and Russian Vasu Dushiy will both finish today, with probably around 30 miles between them. Vasu will take third and Pranjal fourth. Amazing after 47 days they will be finishing so close together. It is the equivalent of a sprint finish in the terms of the distances they are doing. No rest for some. Pranjal will be back out running again tomorrow to keep his record intact of running a minimum of 2 miles a day for the last...
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Sarvagata is the 2014 Champion

Posted by grahak on Tuesday, July 29, 2014,

Picture: Perfection Journey Blog

Sarvagata turns into a super athlete during this race. His skin goes really tanned, He comes in a little overweight and on occasions with his busy work schedule saving for the race, slightly under trained. Then he begins to shed kilograms, sometimes up to fourteen in total, and then he starts churning out the miles. Sarvagata UkrainskyI is set to finish around 1pm during day 44 and beat his best time ever. He is an incredible ultra distance runner. A natural,...

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Running Brings Peace

Posted by grahak on Friday, July 18, 2014,
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...
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Meet Pranjal

Posted by grahak on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,

Pranjal Milovnik is a giant of a man standing at 195cm and weighing in close to 100kg. He is competing in his tenth 3100 mile race. On day 20 he ran 72.44 miles. Perhaps (apart from day one), the most he has ever run at the 3100. I feel Pranjal will break the world record for the most completions of the race. He loves it. The struggle. Bad weather. Exhaustion. He laps it up and keeps marching along. Below are some interesting facts about Pranjal.

  • His best time is 47 days averaging 105.7km a da...

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Runners Begin 3100 Miles for 2014

Posted by Grahak on Friday, June 20, 2014,

Runners began their momentous journey of 3100 miles in Queens, New York at the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race last weekend. Good luck to them all.

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The Crew and the Heat wave

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Tuesday, July 23, 2013,
The value of a good crew in an ultra can't be underestimated. Surrounding yourself with the right team and team building inspiration leads to greater success and achievement. Utpal Marshall a great runner himself, has touched on the topic looking at the world record ultra runner Madupran Wolfgang Schwerk in particular in his outstanding blog...http://perfectionjourney.org/2013/07/22/july-22-elevate-to-your-highest-height/

It appears the New York heat wave is over. The sight of the finish line ...
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Two Runners Neck and Neck

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, June 20, 2013,
2012 - 3100 Mile Race

It's been raining again and Atmavir and Vasu are both at the same mileage after day 3 of the 3100. No biggie, there's still around 2900 miles to go.

Atmavir Spàcil from the Czech Republic is an accomplished multi-day and ultra runner, he’d completed 13 ultras and six multi-day events before his first 3100 mile race in 2007, even making it to 1085 miles (1746km) in a 1300-mile (2092km) race, which had a brutal cut-off time of 18 days. 2007 was my first race also and it was great having ano...


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