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Aussie At Sri Chinmoy 3,100 Miler In New York


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#1 KevinCassidy

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:57 PM

Most are probably unaware that Grahak Cunningham from Perth is the sole Australian in this year's 3,100 mile race in New York.   Organised by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and run on an 880 metre street circuit over a period of more than 50 days, the event is the world's longest footrace.

In his first attempt at a multi day race, Grahak is going great guns with over 1,900 miles at the 32nd day.  Grahak's progress [and all other competitors!] can be followed at http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/3100/

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:12 PM

Day 43 and Grahak is in 6th place with less than 500 miles to go..

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:17 PM

That is just amazing 3,100Miles on a track. :LOL:

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:20 PM

Yeh Kev been following it. Alto is finished, not bad for a postie who hand delivers the mail.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:32 PM

View PostBrick, on Jul 31 2007, 08:17 PM, said:

That is just amazing 3,100Miles on a track.

Laps of a circuit, 883 metres.

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3,100 Mile Race .. 5649 laps of a .5488 of a mile course (883 meters) in the timespan of 51 days. This is the longest certified footrace in the world, runners must average 60.7 miles per day to finish within the 51-day limit.


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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:36 AM

Grahak Cunnigham has finished in sixth place.  Crossing the line early on the 51st day, Grahak performed with aplomb in a world class field.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:03 AM

Do you think we will get a report?!

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:00 PM

View Posttank girl, on Aug 12 2007, 01:03 AM, said:

Do you think we will get a report?!

I hope so.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:46 PM

View PostKevinCassidy, on Aug 12 2007, 06:00 AM, said:

I hope so.



In a surprisingly consistent way, 30-year-old Grahak Cunningham from Perth, Australia finished sixth in the Self-Transcendence 3100 miler this morning in 50 days+03:02:26, a new Australian record by four days, 12 hours. The determined Grahak was a novice to super long distance events, but after two weeks showed tremendous poise and confidence. He never dipped below 60 miles after Day 16 and finished strongly while getting maximum rest at night. His potential is boundless if he wishes to renew the block-bound journey of 5649 laps.

Congratulations Grahak!