Day 41 should be remembered for the end of the heat-wave of the last seven days with morning rain and thunder storms. Alas, the top four were more than willing to run far, as all of them went over 60 miles. Chief architect was the race leader Yuri Trostenyuk, who led the day again with 68.05 miles whilst increasing his lead over Ashprihanal Aalto to 23 + miles. Yuri and relentless are regular buddies, because you rarely won't see his dogged determination.
Vasu Duzhiy continued his fine comeback with 66.40 miles.
Ashprihanal said that a little after 3:00 pm today he remembered that his race last year ended at about that time in a stupendous fashion(on Day 41). What he might not have realised was that he was about 425 miles ahead of where he is today in this race.
With eleven days left the runners are making urgency their M.O., since you never know if you can make it to the line until you are finally there. Their faith in themselves and their perseverance are sterling, if not abundant at all times.
Yuri Trostenyuk-2700 miles-40 days+09:47:25
Ashprihanal Aalto-2700 miles-40 days+16:02:35