It was sunny and pleasant with lower humidity, but a tricky-hot sun offered no respite throughout the afternoon. Vasu Duzhiy thrilled with a late run to reach 76.28 miles, and top off a six-day split with 447.27 miles, a mere lap behind Czech Republic leader Atmavir Petr Spacil, who fashioned a 70.24 mile day to keep his '70's' streak intact. Mr Spacil opened with a 16-day 70+ mile streak last year in this race, which placed him behind only the enventual winner and record-holder until the 17th day.
Today only eight runners made it past 60 miles for the day- a testament to the difficulty of getting used to such a formidable distance in a compressed format. The three women in the race flourished in the pleasant, cool evening air and little wind. Surasa Mairer reached 389 miles for six days and looks in control of her race. Kaneenika Janakova looked solid all day and is very focused on her running gait being as efficient as possible. Shamita Achenbach-Konig looked like a veteran super-long runner, staying until nearly midnight and reaching 63.11 miles for the day.
Six Day Splits
Atmavir Petr Spacil-447.82(720.69 km); Vasu Duzhiy-447.27(719.81km); Yuri Trostenyuk-430.25(692.43km)
Ashprihanal Aalto-416.53(670.35km);Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-410.50(660.63km);Volodymyr Hlushchuk-390.19(627.96km)
Surasa Mairer-389.09(626.19km);Kaneenika Janakova-377.02(606.76km);Shamita Achenbach-Konig-369.89(595.28km)
Sopan Tsekov-362.75(583.80km);Baladev Pavol Saraz-349.58(562.60km);Stutisheel Lebedyev-326.53(525.50km).