Correction to This Article
An article in the Aug. 16 Sports section gave an incorrect finishing time for Suprabha Beckjord of Washington, who completed the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race in Jamaica, N.Y., in 64 days, 4 hours, 23 minutes, 28 seconds  not 65 days, 4 hours, 28 minutes, 23 seconds.
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Washingtonian Completes Race Of 3,100 Miles

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

After more than two months and 5,649 laps around the Thomas A. Edison Vocational/Technical School in Jamaica, N.Y., Suprabha Beckjord of Washington completed the Self-Transcendence 3,100-Mile Race yesterday for the ninth consecutive year.

Beckjord was the only woman among the 13 competitors who finished the race, and she crossed the finish line 64 days 4 hours 28 minutes 23 seconds after she started.

Beckjord, 49, is the only person to have competed in all nine of the 3,100-mile races, the first of which occurred in 1997. Her finishing time this year is more than two weeks longer than her personal best of 49 days 14:30:54, which she ran in 1998.

After the start of the race on June 12, the runners were permitted to run from 6 a.m. until midnight daily on the .5488-mile course. Srdjan Stojanovich , 42, of Nish, Serbia and Montenegro, won the race in 46 days 10:51:16.

-- Sean P. Flynn


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