It was sticky and overcast all day, with a small t-storm dumping a little rain on the race at 5:00 pm. The rest of the day was prime running weather, evidenced by seven runners moving past 60 miles like it was a 24-hour race, not a 52- day endurance test. Vasu Duzhiy moved into position to finish on Thursday night, with a  fine 71.34 mile day. He has only 123 laps to go, which is 67.5 miles. He can do that on Thursday, just because he has done it in previous races. Kaneenika Janakova is enjoying the view from second place overall, as she continues her assault on the two-year women's record. At the end of her 64.2 mile day, she now enjoys the cushion of 73 laps (40.01 miles) ahead of the women's best with three days left in her journey around the block. She has not run below 113 laps since Day 26. Third place belongs to Nirbhasa Magee, who ran 63.11 miles and continues on to his own glorious personal best on Saturday evening. Harita Davies had her best day since Day 31 with 62.01 miles. Yolanda Holder remained focused on her Herculean task by walking 62.56 miles. Both she and Harita can see the light at the end of the tunnel, a mere six days effort away. The final plaudit of the day goes to the wild card of the race- Ananda-Lahari Zuscin, who unleashed an 84.5 mile day, just to remind everyone that, yes, he belongs here among some of the best super-long endurance athletes on the planet. If you are in town, please come out Thursday evening, or watch the webcam. Vasu will be finishing his sixth straight 3100 somewhere between 10:00 pm and 11:00pm. See you there.

Vasu Duzhiy- 3000 miles- 45+10:03:50

Kaneenika Janakova- 2900 miles- 45+12:16:41

Nirbhasa Magee- 2900 miles- 45+13:21:01

Harita Davies- 2700 miles- 45+03:42:13

Yolanda Holder- 2700 miles- 45+09:00:51

Smarana Puntigam- 2500 miles- 45+04:24:35

Sergey Kuzmin- 2400 miles- 45+07:47:43

Ananda-Lahari Zuscin- 2300 miles- 45+04:24:35

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

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