One of the world’s best ultra-runners, Arun Bhardwaj has completed the six-day Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Run with a stunning 570km run over one week.
With 105 km of running on the last day, Bhardwaj (pictured running in an lime-green top above), a Great India Run icon finished in 8th place. Aidas Ardzijauskas was the winner of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Six Day Race in the US, having covered over 570 miles over the six days.
At the halfway stage of the run, Arun had finished 200 laps covering over 355 km. He was the only Indian competing in this gruelling race, and finished in 6th place in the Under-50 category of the run.For the full results, visit this page.
The 21st annual Sri Chinmoy Ten-Day race started on April 19, 2016. This race is held concurrently with the Nineteenth Annual Sri Chinmoy Six-Day Race which started on April 23. Both races ended on April 29, 2016. The races were previously called The Self-Transcendence Six and Ten-Day Races. This is Arun’s third appearance at the event.
These multi-day races feature an international field of runners, with the competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible.