Day 28 Four weeks in and the runners are still going around the famous loop. Today was warm, with temps in the mid to high eighties, with bright sun and little cloud cover. The runners took advantage of the low humidity to up the mileage. Five men made it past 70 miles;eight past at least the 60 mile mark. Stutisheel Lebedyev joined the 70+ club today, his first foray to that stratoshere since Day 9. Atmavir Spacil has great leg speed and he displayed it with 72.44 miles, and was the first to exit early tonight( and get to the shower first!). He is in very good form. Vasu Duzhiy joined Atmavir with his 72.4 miles as well. He is in great shape. I am running out of superlatives for Mr. Galya Balatskyy, who notched his 28th straight day over at least 70 miles. His daily average stands at 72.3 miles after four weeks. Ashprihanal Aalto is edging closer to his dream of finishing this race for the thirteenth time. His lead overall is stunning, and even more impressive is his daily average-76.87 miles per day(123.71 km). These numbers have never been seen before this late in the event in the history of the race. Stay tuned, friends, the next two weeks may be historical.
Ashprihanal Aalto-2100 miles-new record-27 days+05:38:01
old record-Madhupran Schwerk-27 days+12:51:29
Ashprihanal Aalto-28 days total-2152.3936 miles (3463.9415 km)
old record-Madhupran Schwerk-2121.6608 miles (3414.4818 km)