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Sopan – Tzvetan Tzekov is an Ultra Marathon Runner with high level of achievement and recognition in athletics both in his home country Bulgaria and in the United States. He has more then 15 years of experience as an Ultra Marathon Runner. He has run 16 multi day races including 6 days, 10 days, 700 miles, 1000 miles and the longest certified foot race in the world – the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.

Sopan is the Bulgarian national champion record holder for all races—6 days, 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.

Besides running Sopan practices meditation under the guidance of his teacher Sri Chinmoy.

Highest Performances

Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race 2006 – 50 days, 13 hours.

Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race 2005 – 51 days, 16 hours.
Youngest in the world to attempt and complete the distance at the age of 24

Self-Transcendence 700 mile race 2004 – 10 days, 20 hours – 1st place

Self-Transcendence 1000 mile race 2003 – 1st place

Self-Transcendence 700 mile race 2002 – 11 days, 18 hours – 1st place

Self-Transcendence 10 day race 2003 – 622 miles – 2nd place

Self-Transcendence 6 day race 2004 – 400 miles – 3rd place