The first week of the 3100 Mile Race is complete, with another familiar face at the top. Vasu Duzhiy from St. Petersburg, Russia leads everyone with 523.55 miles., after a second consecutive 76.28 mile day. He is averaging 74.79 miles per day(120.37 km). Mr Duzhiy won the race in 2013, and has much more experience and lustre to his credit as competitor and athlete. Atmavir Petr Spacil from Czech Republic is in second place at 518.6 miles, as once again he tallied over 70 miles, his seventh straight day of excellence. Yuri Trostenyuk from the Ukraine sits in third place with 498 miles, but is almost 20 miles back of second. Ashprihanal Aalto, eight-time winner of the race, dwells in fourth place, hoping maybe his legs and stamina will come back and say hello. Surasa Mairer of Vienna Austria has moved into sixth place overall, first lady, with a solid week of 453.3 miles. She is running 64.76 miles per day (104.22 km).
The first 10 runners are all above the necessary mileage marks needed to finish 3100 miles. The pleasant, clear weather should last another day or two, so look for more fine performances as the runners are physically adapting to the daily schedule of run, eat, sleep, and repeat, with of course, emphasis on run and repeat. Thanks to all our friends for your support and assurance. Six and a half more weeks left in the journey. Carpe Diem.