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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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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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Running Beyond the Marathon

Posted by grahak on Thursday, August 7, 2014,


Click on the picture to get the book.

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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Crewing and Helping in an Ultra Marathon - 3100 style

Posted by grahak on Sunday, July 13, 2014,



Having a helper in the 3100 or any ultra is a real bonus. From the helper's point of view it is a nice way to give and offer something to the runners. For a runner it ultimately adds to your performance levels. But...it is not always smooth sailing at extreme endurance events and there are pluses and minuses. Asphrihanal Aalto, one of the world's best multi-day runners never has a handler. Sarvagata Ukrainsky an equally talented runner, often has 2-3 helpers attend the 3100 mile race. So what...
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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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3100 Mile Race 2013 Underway

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,
Day 1 2013. Photos by Abakash

The runners started their ultra, ultra, ultra marathon journey on Sunday, with plenty of rain I believe- which I dislike immensely but I will talk about some other time. Sarah Barnett is the first female Australian to ever compete.

Vasu Duzhiy has taken an early lead with 79 then 70 miles. He hails from Russia and works near the border of Siberia, cutting wood. He is super friendly with a handshake that crushes your bones.
Three things I recall about the friendly Russian from 2012. I once came ...

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Getting Back to Normal, Post Race Comments and trophy received

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

I had a really fast race this year. It was my PB by nearly a day. I went into it wanting to average 70 miles a day (113km) . I thought I could do it because in 2007 I did 69.8 or something with a really bad blister. If I could stay blister free I thought I could get close.



My start was great, perhaps too fast but I was managing mileage and I didn’t think I would ever achieve it. I was having really nice feelings of power and gratitude especially in the evening. Savagata was also chasi...
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The World's Longest Race : Resting and recovering.

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

I was told by someone who knows that the photos that are up of the Self Transcendence 3100 mile race could be better.
Below are some by professional photographer Prabhakar Street.
View the gallery at http://gallery.srichinmoyraces.org/3100/2012/

I have changed my site around to reflect the Perth Motivational Speaker tour I’m doing. That’s how I lost the original blog reposting them now.

People often ask what the prize is for the 3100, I received it at a ceremony. The prize…a plastic tr...
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Get Some Running In

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

So on day 27 there was a Pavlova debate going on with the cooks.
 
I asked for some Australian Pavlova (they are from New Zealand), and they just laughed at me and said it was from NZ. Then they delivered a special package that night labelled 'Australian Pavlova' and when I opened it, it was empty! On the food table was NZ Pavlova (stacks of it.)

Anyway they decorated it with Kiwi fruit so I thanked them for the Australian Pavlova with a Chinese Gooseberry on top.



I've been str...

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I am ultra runner from Australia. I am into motivational exploits involving any sort of physical feat that is inspirational and positive. On the side I work as a motivational speaker, business speaker and trainer, keynote speaker and youth speaker.

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