On a cool June 11th morning, the longest foot race in the World started in New York City. A record 15 runners from 10 countries entered the event, which is being held for the tenth time. Participants have 51 days to complete the distance. Circling a large city block in Queens, they can run from 6 in the morning until midnight each night.
World record holder for the event, Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk, has entered once again promising that this will be his last race. Two other previous winners are also participating. For all who finish, just to complete the 3100 mile distance is an incredible achievement.
Videography: Mridanga Spencer
Edit: Utpal Marshall
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Copyright: © 2006 Sri Chinmoy