Day 26 Halfway Home A soaking rainstorm slowed our group of eleven runners a little last night, but not enough to hinder their pursuit of new mileage. Seven topped the necessary sixty miles, and the first three went past seventy again. 'Mr Seventy' Galya V. Balatskyy reached a new record with 70.79 miles- his twenty-sixth staight day over the hallowed level. Vasu Duzhiy rode a wave of energy late in the evening to finish at 70.24 miles and solidify his hold on third place. Race leader Ashprihanal Aalto reached 75.73 miles for the day and remains only five laps short of 2000 miles. The end of the day signaled the halfway point of the race around the block. The first eight runners are in positive mileage and should/will finish barring catastrophe. Nirbhasa Magee had a good resurgence today and is only 7 miles behind the needed pace to finish.
Galya V. Balatskyy-3000 km-25 days+13:33:08 ( PB by over two days)
Ashprihanal Aalto-26 days total-new record- 1997.6320 miles (3214.8768 km)
old record-Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk-1969.0944 miles(3168.9500 km)
Ashprihanal Aalto-3200 km-new record-25 days+16:08:07
old record-Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk-26 days+0414:19