Dipali Cunningham

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Dipali Cunningham (born 1960)

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Dipali Cunningham at the start of the 2009 Self-Transcendence 6 day race
  • Dipali, a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, is one of the world's best women ultra-distance runners. She has won 19 of the 22 multiday events she has entered since 1992, including six overall victories.

In the spring of 2001 she set a new women’s world record on the road for six days with 510 miles in the Sri Chinmoy 6 Day Race, defeating all the men in that race. In 2001 she ran 700 miles in 9 days 11 hours, the third fastest all-time for women. She has completed the 700 mile race eight times. In 1998 she set a women’s world best on the road for six-days with 504 miles, despite heavy rains at Wards Island Park. In 1999 she won the 700 mile race overall in 10 days, 21 hours. She is ranked third in the world for 700 miles, and third for 1000 miles, having dominated the women's 1000 mile race in 1997 in 13 days, 20 hours. She has won all 12 Six-Day titles in the Spring event. In 2004, Dipali set a new women’s age group 45-49 world best for six days with 479 miles. Later in the fall, she won the 700 mile race overall, her eighth victory in that event. In 2009 she reset her own World 6 day road record with 513 miles.

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