3100: Run and Become, Ultra Marathon runner speaks at Tacoma’s REI

Presenter Sopan Tzekov will share his personal experiences running the longest ultramarathon in the world, the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Called ‘The Mount Everest of ultramarathons’ by The New York Times, this is the longest certified footrace in the world.

The presentation will guide you through a simple meditation exercise to inspire and help you improve your personal performance, and will include an inspirational teaser of an upcoming documentary featuring the 3100 mile race, the Native American Navajo runners from Arizona, the Japanese 1000-day marathon monks and African Bushman runners.

Ultra Marathon Runner Sopan Tzekov; Image courtesy sopan.run

Ultra Marathon Runner Sopan Tzekov;            Image courtesy sopan.run

Sopan is an Ultra Marathon Runner with a high level of achievement and recognition in athletics both in his home country of Bulgaria and in the United States. He is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team International. He has more then 16 years of experience as an Ultra Marathon Runner, and has run 17 multi day races including 6 days, 10 days, 700 miles, 1000 miles and the longest certified foot race in the world – the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.

He is the Bulgarian national champion record holder for: 10 days and all distances from 700 miles, 1,000 miles, 1,300 miles all the way up to 3,100 miles. He continues to hold the record as the youngest person in the world to run 3,100 miles in 51 days. At the age of 22, he was also the youngest person in the world to run 700 miles in 12 days.

During the past 15 years he has given a number of motivational talks to audiences in the United States, Austria and Bulgaria sharing his running inspiration and experiences. Inspiring others for sports and physical fitness gives him tremendous joy and inner satisfaction and gives him the motivation to go forward and never give up in his running.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
Tacoma REI, 3825 S Steele St, Tacoma, 98409

www.sopan.run; REI