The 2010 Self-Transcendence 6 & 10 day multiday races hosted by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team have drawn to an end with very wet conditions affecting the event in Flushing Meadow Park, New York.
Kaneenika Janakova retains the title of Women’s 10 day champion taking second place overall. Jayasalini took second place improving on third place in 2009 by some 25 miles. In her first multiday race Austrian Manjula Boehler ran an impressive 631 miles to secure third place.
In the Men’s 10 day race the first five places went to Ukranian runners with Yuri Trostenyuk winning the race and improved on his last years 4th place by 64 miles.
The Six Day Queen reigns for another year as Dipali Cunningham, won the 6 day race outright for the 3rd year in a row. Ukranian Svitlana Samarina returned to Flushing meadow to take second place this year and Serbian Sandra Tribulin took third spot in only her second multiday race.
In the Men’s 6 day, another Ukranian champion as Vladimir Balatsky who came third in the 2008 10 day race this year averaged just over 70 miles a day to finish ahead of fellow 3100 mile runner Smarana Puntigam. Third place was Alex Swenson who led up until the final day of his first multiday.
Congratulations to all runners in this years event and also to the Race Director Rupantar Larusso, and his long serving assistants who maintain the opportunity that the race founder, Sri Chinmoy, wanted to provide for the ultrarunning community and the self-transcendence seekers of the world today.
Utpal Marshall interviewed and talked with the runners, helpers, race crew and anyone else who could help portray the experience of participating in this unique opportunity on his blog, Perfection-Journey.
10 Day Women
1. Kaneenika Janakova 675 (1086 km)
2. Jayasalini Abramovskikh 644 (1036 km)
3. Manjula Boehler 631 (1015 km)
10 Day Men
1. Yuri Trostenyuk 693 (1115 km)
2. Igor Mudryk 660 (1062 km)
3. Mykhailo Ukrainskyi 601 (967 km)
6 Day Women
1. Dipali Cunningham 446 (717 km)
2. Svitlana Samarina 326 (524 km)
3. Sandra Tribulin 310 (498 km)
6 Day Men
1. Vladimir Balatskyy 422 (679 km)
2. Smarana Puntigam 410 (659 km)
3. Alex Swenson 396 (637 km)
The full Self-Transcendence 6 & 10 day race results can be arrived at through the Sri Chinmoy Races website.