About the author:

Nirbhasa is originally from Ireland but currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an enthusiastic multi-day runner, having twice completed both the Ten Day Race and the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race - the longest race in the world.

In December, Shamita Achenbach-Konig set out from her home in Vienna to run all the way to her birthplace of Bregenz, in the very west. This 640km journey took her 7 days of running, 16 hours of days, through all kinds of wintry weather. Austria is also famous for its hills and mountains, and Shamita had to ascend and descend over 4000m in her journey.

A professional cellist by profession, Shamita has been running ultra-distance races with the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team for over 25 years. Earlier this year, she also visited Bregenz, this time to run all around the famous Lake Constance. You can read all about that here...