About the author:

Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having twice completed the Self-Transcendence Ten Day Race, and recently completed the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.

'This race is all about how things that seem impossible actually can be very possible...'. So begins our interview with Jayasalini Abramovskikh, who in 2014 became the first female Russian finisher of the 3100 Mile Race. She describes how she found the prospect of asking for two months off her job as an economist in Moscow to participate in the race quite daunting, but how if you are meant to do something then it will all work out.

She also talks a little bit about her goals after the race: "For me the answer is to have that deep inner connection with my soul, with my inner being, at every moment of my life, as strong I had during the race. There, the conditions are so extreme, that every momnt is a sincere prayer, evey moment is a sincere cry, and every moment I felt my soul expressing itself in through me. Now i feel the real objective, the real goal for me now is to to be able to feel this during any moment during the whole life."  

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The Twenty-First Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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