With the afternoon sun baking any immobile creature, the Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile Race slipped past five full weeks. Only two brave souls made it past 60 miles today, the result of 95-97ºF (35-37ºC). Ashprihanal Aalto survived 113 laps(62.01 miles) to move closer to the top spot. The biggest news was that Yuri Trostenyuk tied for the lead with 64.75 miles, leveling with Atmavir Petr Spacil in the rarified air of overall lead. Yuri has been the most consistent runner of the race, not having gone lower than 63.11 miles for each of the 35 days. He has seemingly become a smart hot weather runner, which previously was a glaring weakness.
The top three men have less than 800 miles to go. It looks like any of the three could win. They are all averaging over 66 miles per day. Good luck to all ten of the warriors as they battle the last 17 days of a unique experience.
Five Week Averages:
Atmavir Petr Spacil- 66.655 miles/107.271 km per day Yuri Trostenyuk- 66.655 miles/107.271 km Ashprihanal Aalto-66.169 miles/106.489 km Vasu Duzhiy-63.723 miles/102.553 km Kaneenika Janakova-62.453 miles/100.509 km Surasa Mairer- 60.885 miles/97.985 km Baladev Pavol Saraz-55.946 miles/90.036 km Sopan Tsekov- 55.836 miles/89.860 km Stutisheel Lebedyev-55.695 miles/89.632 km Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-51.932 miles/83.576 km