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Runners of 3,100-mile race in Queens seek spiritual experience

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Since mid-June, 14 runners have been on a mission that is spiritual at its core. They are running the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens.

Spiritual leader and former Queens resident Sri Chimnoy, who died in 2007, created the race, which lasts 52 days. Participants run or walk from 6 a.m. until midnight each day, doing laps around a block at 164th Place.

Runners say this is more than a quest for cardio, this quest is for self-awareness.

When they aren't running, walking is just fine. A table has been set up to nourish their bodies with drinks and meals. Everything else they get by participating will nourish their souls.

Thursday was Day 47. Only one runner has finished the 3,100 miles. The rest have until Tuesday. We wish them well.

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