Day 34 The top nine are all moving along well and taking advantage of a second straight summer of below average temperatures and cool evening breezes. Just on cue will appear a small warm front of hot, humid air this weekend to test our heroes as they move along the famous block. Ashprihanal Aalto placed 75.18 miles onto his scorecard today, made all the more impressive by the fact that the last 14 days for him are all at 75 miles or more- an elite performance never before seen at this race. Behind him is Galya Balatskyy with an unprecedented 34 staight days over 70 miles. Third place showcases Vasu Duzhiy who has notched 70 miles on 11 of the last 13 days. Atmavir Petr Spacil reached 71.34 miles to test his health concerns, which now seem to be in his rear view mirror. Surasa Mairer is averaging over 100 km per day and looks strong. Kaneenika Janakova has reached consistent form, evidenced by her 20 mile cushion over the daily requirement to finish. The top nine all appear as possible finishers if their health remains intact. We shall see.
Ashprihanal Aalto-2600 miles-new record-33 days+16:24:50
old record-Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk-34 days+07:33:28
Ashprihanal Aalto-34 days total-new record-2607.3488 miles (4196.1208 km)
old record-Madhupran Wolfgang Schwerk-2572.7744 miles (4140.4787 km)