Six of ten made it past sixty miles, with no one reaching 70 today. The boys at the front are mum, but energy is waning just a little bit, and the weather is not the culprit. Atmavir Petr Spacil has climbed to within 13 laps of first place, as Vasu Duzhiy is carefully dealing with blisters. It might be time for Ananda-Lahari, or someone, to reel off an 80 mile day, to bolster the effort at the head of the race. Good energy is contagious. Ashprihanal Aalto is still fighting a chest cold, but has stayed consistently good, while getting into shape, if that is even conceivable. Kaneenika led the dynamic ladies and their attack on their own best efforts with 64.75 miles. One very good outcome today is the rise of Sopan Tsekov, after five days over 62 miles each day, or more. He looks focused and fit, and most important- healthy this year. His deficit is still big, but with consistent running he can move closer each day to level mileage.
Vasu Duzhiy-1550 miles-22 days+02:23:27
Atmavir Spacil-1550 miles-22 days+05:34:57
Yuri Trostenyuk-1550 miles-22 days+17:42:33