Two debutants start this year, Austrian Usika Muckenhummer who has run many 6 and 10 day races in Flushing Meadow and Israel’s pioneering Kobi Oren who is the only Israeli to have run a 6 day race male or female.
America’s Yolanda Holder returns after a spectacular finish at the 2017 event just inside the cut-off and one of three Austrians in this years race, Surasa Mairer makes her fourth start with last years new rcord holder Slovak Kaneenika Janakova (48 days+14:24:10?) making this her third race.
Six time finisher Vasu Duzhiy from Russia is a former winner of the race finishing top in 2013 and then again in 2017. He is one of only five men to have averaged 70 or more miles per day in the race.
The third Austrian, Smarana Puntigam, makes his ninth start, Sopan Tsekov the Bulgarian record holder sees his 7th start and Ananda Lahari Zuscin from Kosice, Slovakia, makes his 14th appearance.
Race website: Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
Race Charts: Race charts and statistics
Utpal Marshall’s Perfection-Journey Day 52 Yolanda’s Finish
Utpal Marshall’s Perfection-Journey Day 52 Harita’s Finish
Yolanda Holder Facebook
Race photos 2017
Sri Chinmoy Ultra race photos
Sri Chinmoy’s website: Sri Chinmoy.org