Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Aalto leads 3100 mile race


Pekka 'Asprihanal' Aalto (born in Finland, 1970) leads 3100 mile race in New York after 3 days. Check out daily results. The 3100 mile race blog.

Last year he won the world's longest footrace for the fourth time with his personal record time 43 days, 4 hours and 26 minutes (photo above). He averaged about 71.8 miles (115K) per day.

The record for the event is held by Wolfgang 'Madhupran' Schwerk of Germany, who completed 5649 laps of the 0.5488 mile (883 meters) concrete course in 42 days 13 hours in 2002 (72.8 miles per day).

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has organised the 3100 mile race every year since 1997. A cornerstone of Sri Chinmoy's philosophy is self-transcendence - the idea that we are capable of more than we might believe. 

2 comments:

Tejvan Pettinger said...

thanks for mentioning our blog. It's quite an event.

Best, Tejvan

Paleo Runner said...

Sure. And he is quite a runner!