Suprabha Beckjord

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Suprabha Beckjord
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born 1956
Sport
Country United States
Sport Ultramarathon
Event(s) 3100 miles run
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 49 days+14:30:54 (1998)

Suprabha Beckjord (born 1956) is an ultramarathon runner from Washinghton D.C. [1] She is an owner of a giftshop[2][3] and a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.[4]

History[edit]

1986 she began with a 7 km run.[5] Her first Marathon was the Inspiration Marathon in Vermont.[2][6] She progressed to multiday races, including seven day races, and 1,300 mile races. She was the subject of a short documentary by Jessie Beers-Altman entitled 'The Spirit of a Runner' (2009)[7]

Records[edit]

The only women to have completed every edition of the world's longest certified footrace the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race as winner until 2009.[8][9]

“ Anyone can do this, if they set their mind to it.[6][8]

— Suprabha Beckjord

Racing History[edit]

Statistic (World Records highlighted)
Year Name Length (miles) Placing Records
1986 200 Mile Race 200 1 [9]
1987 Five Day Race 347 1 [9]
1988 Seven day Race 521 1 [9]
1988 700 Mile Race 700 1 [1] US Record [10]
1989 Seven Day Race 470 1 [9]
1989 1000 Mile Race 1000 1 [1] World Record [10][11]
1990 Seven Day Race 500 1 [9]
1991 Seven Day Race 523 1 [1]
1991 1300 Mile Race 1201 3 [9]
1992 Seven Day Race 484 1 [9]
1992 1300 Mile Race 1300 1 US Record [9]
1993 Seven Day Race 490 2 [9]
1993 1300 Mile Race 1300 2 [1]
1994 Seven Day Race 502 3
1994 1300 Mile Race 1300 2 [1]
1995 Seven Day Race 508 3 [1]
1996 2700 Mile Race 2700 1 World Record [10]
1997 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 World Record [12]
1998 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 World Record [13]
1999 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [9]
2000 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [9]
2001 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [9]
2002 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [9]
2003 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2004 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2005 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2006 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2007 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2008 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]
2009 3100 Mile Race 3100 1 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Ultra Marathon Statistics". Deutsche Ultramarathon-Vereinigung. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Washingtonian Completes Race Of 3,100 Miles". The Washington Post. 2005-08-16. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Running on Inner Strength". New York Times. 1998-06-12. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Running 3,100 Miles, and Following Their Leader Every Step of the Way". New York Times. 2004-06-01. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Race for the goal". The National. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Suprabha Beckjord: Ultra-Runner". Washinghton Running Report. 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  7. ^ "The Spirit of a Runner". imdb.com. 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Endurance Special. Runner’s World. 2007. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Suprabha Beckjord". multidays.com. 2006-11-24. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  10. ^ a b c "Self-Transcendence enthusiasts". srichinmoybooks.com. 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  11. ^ "History of the 3100 Mile Race". srichinmoyraces.org. 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Kurze Meldungen". Frankfurter Allgemeine. 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  13. ^ Doug Lennox (7 September 2009). Now You Know Big Book of Sports. Dundurn. p. 357. ISBN 978-1-4597-1873-9. 

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