Age 44, Helsinki Finland (2nd fastest all-time, 12 finishes, 7 wins)
One of the world’s best endurance runners, Ashprihanal has run 25 multidays in the last 18 years. He is an 12-time finisher of the 3100 Mile Race, the world’s longest footrace. He has finished first seven times, and is ranked second in the world behind the indomitable Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk.
Age 38, Woodlands, Australia (3rd fastest all-time, 4 finishes, 1 win)
Grahak has completed the 3100 mile race four times, winning the 2012 event in a personal best of 43 days,10 hours, an average of 70+ miles per day. He is ranked third all-time. He is a motivational speaker who travels his country. He published a book online about his ultrarunning experiences.
Atmavir Petr Spacil
Age 37, Zlin, Czech Republic (7th fastest all-time, 7 finishes)
Atmavir has run 15 multidays with seven finishes in the 3100 miler, including 45 days+03:44:21 in 2009, his personal best. He is ranked seventh alltime in the race. He has won the 10 Day Race in a running career of over 20 years.
Age 50, Vinnitsa, Ukraine (9th fastest all-time, 2 finishes)
Yuri has finished the 3100 twice, with a second place finish of 46 days+14 hours, a personal best by over four days. He is a four-time winner of the 10 Day Race, and has finished 12 multidays in 13 years of running. He works as a plumber in Vinnitsa.
Galya V Balatskyy
Age 43, Mariupol, Ukraine (10th fastest all-time, 2 finishes)
Galya has increased his long-distance resume in the last ten years. He is ranked ninth at 3100 miles with a time of 46 days+16:18:3, and has two finishes in that race. He has 10 day credentials of 660 miles (2008), and 481 miles for six days. He is a construction engineer.
Age 49, St. Petersburg, Russia (14th fastest all-time, 3 finishes, 1 win)
Last year Vasu ran a personal best to finish third, reaching 3100 miles in 47 days +04:24:27. In 2013 he finished first for the 3100 miler. He has three finishes to his credit. He is now ranked 14th all-time for 3100 miles. He is studying to become a certified personal trainer.
Age 45, Kiev, Ukraine (16th fastest all-time, 8 finishes)
Another prolific multiday specialist, Stutisheel has completed eight 3100 mile races in ten attempts. His best is 48 days+03:57:19, an average of 64.36 miles per day, set just last year. He is ranked 16th all-time at 3100 miles. He is a company analyst.
Age 56, Vienna Austria (26th fastest all-time, 2 finishes)
A veteran ultra runner whose career spans 20 years, Surasa has completed over 20 multidays. Her best for 3100 miles is 50 days+04:57:24. She is the women’s world record holder for 1000 km, 700 miles, and 1300 miles, and has never lost to another woman in her multi-day racing career.
Baladev Pavol Saraz
Age 39, Komjatice, Slovakia (36th fastest all-time, 1 finish)
In 14 years of running Baladev has run 33 ultras, including 15 multidays. In 2009 the completed the 3100 Mile Race in 54 days+14:26:40. In 2007 he ran his best 10 Day Race with 636 miles. He has attempted the 3100 six times.
Age 45, Bratislava, Slovakia
Last year Kaneenika dominated the Ten Day Race with 727 miles, her second women’s course record. She has won the women’s crown in that event five times, including an overall victory. In twenty years of running, Kaneenika has completed fifteen multidays and 32 ultras. Her bests include 443 miles for six days, 727 miles in 10 days, and 1000 miles in 15 days, 19 hours.
Age 36, Reykjavik, Iceland
Originally from Ireland, this will be the first attempt for Nirbhasa at 3100 miles. He has run two multidays, including 702 miles for 10 days last year. He currently works as a care assistant in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Age 39, Kosice, Slovakia
Ananda-Lahari is a veteran of the sport with 15 multidays and over 35 ultras. He is best known for completing the 3100 miler five times with a fastest finish of 49 days,14 hours. In 2013 he finished second in the Ten Day for the men with 662 miles, a personal best.