Vasu Duzhiy was the first runner to reach the half-way point-1550 miles- and seems to be the strongest. He is over 62 miles ahead of second placer Nirbhasa Magee, who, ironically is running the race of his life. Nirbhasa is ahead of his total for 23 days, from 2015, by 121 miles, and is in very good shape, both physically and mentally. Yolanda Holder is surprising everyone with her tremendous walking style, and subtle speed as she easily matches the speed of several of the runners. She is currently in fifth place overall, and second lady.
Vasu Duzhiy-1500 miles- 22 days+03:34:14; 1550 miles(halfway- 22+16:29:57; 2500 km- 22+17:17:05
Kaneenika Janakova-1400 miles- 22+03:17:33
Smarana Puntigam- 1400 miles- 22+10:48:56
Sergey Kuzmin- 1300 miles-22+08:54:08
Andrey Andreev- 1300 miles-22+16:28:22