Australia's No. 1 news magazine features Grahak and the 3100 Mile Race
- An inspirational story about Western Australian ultra-marathon runner Grahak Cunningham and his win in last year's Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race appeared in Australia's highest-circulation magazine, the 'Good Weekend', on February 9, 2013.
The magazine is included in the Saturday editions of the 'Sydney Morning Herald' and 'The Age' in Melbourne and is distributed around the nation. It has a readership of nearly 1.5 million.
Grahak took Sydney-based journalist Nick Galvin for a short jog a few months ago and gave him an insight into what it is like to run the longest certified footrace in the world.
Grahak has now finished the 3100-mile event in New York four times, culminating in his best-ever time last year of 43 days, 10 hours, 36 minutes and 39 seconds, where he averaged 115 km per day. He credits his spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, the race founder, for giving him the inspiration to challenge such an impossible distance.
You can see Nick Galvin's article online at:
Also, Grahak's website has more about the race:
And, the full story of Grahak's inspiring personal journey is revealed in his newly-released book 'Beyond The Marathon', available on Kindle at Amazon:
- Thank you, Animesh, for this most inspiring news!
I highly recommend Grahak's ebook 'Beyond The Marathon.' I love the 3100 Mile Race and the book is an insightful peek behind the scenes you won't want to miss. I couldn't put it down.
Also, when you purchase the book, you support Grahak. It is so expensive for runners to participate in this race, and Grahak is donating 10% of the book proceeds to peace initiatives.
As posted previously,'Beyond The Marathon' is available on Kindle at Amazon:
All gratitude to Grahak and the 3100 runners of the past, present and the future,
- Thanks for the update on Grahak's book and articles. It was such a joy to be in the same race as him last summer. He was always very pleasant to run with and talk to.
I have not read the book yet but I can't wait. I hope he mentioned the funny skits we did for the helpers and singers. He was one of the main catalysts for the humor and jokes that brightened up a few tired morning laps as we journeyed our way to an amazing goal together with ten other brave souls.
Even though I had to endure a few painful injuries this time and could not complete the whole distance, Grahak never failed to encourage me and tell me how much it inspires him to see me persevere through all my difficulties.
He also kindly came to the race and encourage us after he was done as we struggled in the final days of the race. As a winner of first place one may think it was easy for him, but I saw first hand how difficult it was for him and how much sincere determined effort and pain he had to endure to transcend his previous achievements.
I have started writing my own account of my two 3100 mile races 'from the back of the pack' so to speak. Grahak will definitely be featured in it as he truly embodied the spirit of the 3100 mile race in every way.
- Thanks Arpan,
We are all very proud of him. He really is an inner and outer champion.
I was only thinking the other day that his run in last year's 3100-mile race gained more media attention here in Australia than any other event we have ever done, either individually or as a team, including the World Harmony Runs.
It was a great effort by all of you who participated and it inspired so many people around the word.
I look forward to reading your book. You are an inspiration to all 'those of a certain age'.
- Grahak, will there be a way for "non-Kindle" readers to read your book? I hate to miss all your wonderful and inspiring stories and insight in such an incredible achievement. Thank you
- Grahak was interviewed on Channel 9's Today Show - Sunday, February 24 - and broadcast around Australia. In a live hook up from Perth, he spoke about his experiences in last year's 3,100 Mile Race.
Here is the clip on YouTube:
For Bigalita, and other non-Kindle readers, I'm sure Grahak will be bringing out a hard copy of his book.
- Grahak, that was a great interview. I hope they all could see the joy and peace that you got from your incredible self-transcendence.
Australia has very good TV coverage, they really did appreciate your achievement. Also I am very happy that you will have your book in print - looking forward to purchasing it.
Keep up the joy and love of running.