The Ultimate Long-Distance Race

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Cindy Chen (CC0)

Original Air Date: 
June 18, 2017
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One of the best runners on the planet is a woman you’ve probably never heard of: Suprabha Beckjord. Her race is the annual 3,100 mile “self-transcendence run.” It’s held every year on a single half-mile loop in Queens, New York. Her personal record is running 63 miles a day for 49 days. She did it not just once, but 13 years in a row.

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