Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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The Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race is the worlds longest certified footrace and takes place each summer in Queens, New York around Thomas Edison High School. The runners have 51 days in which to complete the distance and have 18 hours each day in which to run. The course closes at midnight each day and the runners go home to rest and return to start running at 6 a.m each day.

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

Sri Chinmoy founded the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in 1977 as a service to the running community and to help promote spiritual growth through sports.

Over the years, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has become the world's largest sponsor of ultra-distance running and a major organiser of road races, marathons, triathlons,multi-sport events, long-distance swimming events and Master's track-and-field meets. It has hosted several national championships, and numerous world records have been set in its races.


The Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race began it's life as the fulfillment of a dream. Sri Chinmoy had been envisioning a race of enormous proportions for several years and in 1996 the pieces finally came together on a .54 mile loop in Jamaica Queens, New York. That first race however was 'only' 2,700 miles long and it was at the award ceremony after the successful completion of that inaugural event that Sri Chinmoy declared that the following year the race would be extended to 3,100 miles. The winner of that 1996 was George Jermolajevs and Suprabha Beckjord was the first lady to complete the distance.

Race Winners


  • 1996 Georges Jermolajevs


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