The daily mileage of every runner has goals, actualities and possibilities built into it. The pipe dream, if included, would reflect the desire to run 70 miles- once, twice, or every day of this 52-day journey. For most, this dream is very far from reality. To the talented and confident- 70 miles is their 'feeling good' consequence. If you are not elite, this distance never crosses your mind. Seventy miles, on Day 44, almost seems surreal.
Today three men ran past 70 miles like it was standing still and right in front of them. Yurt Trostenyuk continued his fine, faultless effort in this race by running 72.99 miles. Atmavir Petr Spacil visited 70-land with 71.34 miles- his best day since Day 7. Ashprihanal Aalto again tried to pressure Yuri, recording a fabulous 76.83 mile jaunt that was one lap better than the previous day. The gap remains at 19 miles. Yuri will be tough to catch, with 154.6 miles ahead to reach the finish line tape.