The humidity factor kept rising all day, but so did the anticipation of everyone getting close to optimum health for a day. Sure enough, seven of nine runners made it past 60 miles, with one stalwart reaching 70 miles. While the anticipation of Vasu and Kobi reaching exotic mile and kilometer splits was real, the 70-mile contributor was none other than Ananda-Lahari Zuscin. The Slovakian, so used to being the slow walker at the back of the pack, certainly has his day once in a while. Today was just that, as he led everyone through the sticky afternoon, cloudy and rainy evening, and the laser light show of a ferocious thunderstorm. The days of the race are numbered, but the hearts of multi-day runners cannot be easily defined or measured. Thanks, road warriors, for giving us all a look at inspiration, no matter where your name is on the scoreboard-just for the sake of it.

Vasu Duzhiy-4500km- 40:08:55:42; 2800 miles-40:09:47:59

Kobi Oren-2700 miles-40:03:47:15

Ushika Muckenhumer-4000km-40:07:18:15; 2500 miles- 40:11:35:03

Kaneenika Janakova-2400 miles-40:07:24:51

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The Twenty-Third Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

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