Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Founded in 1997 by fitness guru Sri Chinmoy 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 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 (96.6km) 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 contend with boredom, fatigue, torrential deluges,
extreme pain, injuries and sleep deprivation—but most of all, they have
to deal with themselves. Outwardly for their efforts they will receive a
plastic trophy and a t-shirt; inwardly, they make a lifetime of
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.