It was a strange day at the race for sure, but nothing that the runners had never seen before. Vasu Duzhiy kept his poise and rhythm while running, and extended his lead to 20 miles with another 71.89 mile day. He and his fellow runners had to endure the last day of classes(!) from Thomas Edison Vocational High School, with busy students going to and fro all morning, with some in fast cars buzzing around the streets to show off their toys. This was nothing compared to the athletic competitons/hip hop music blaring across the street on the track of former Jamaica High School, now sub-divided into four to sixteen pilot schools, with live announcers and DJ's wailing away for five straight hours whilst young students ran, danced, had tug of wars and relay races. The cacaphony gave way to changing skies and brisk winds blowing in from different directions in the late afternoon. Finally rain drops appeared for the first time as the sun hid from the sky, followed by more and more showers near the day end. The results left Surasa Mairer(64.7 miles) in fifth place, and Kaneenika Janakova in sixth (63.6 miles). In all, nine runners avoided crashes, smashes, constant cacaphony, stiff winds, rain drops, intense showers, a power outage,and wet shoes to pass sixty miles. All in a days' work. Have a great summer/winter in whatever hemisphere you reside, friends.

Vasu Duzhiy-1000 km- 8 days+06:02:25; Atmavir Petr Spacil-1000 km- 8 days+10:52:45; Yuri Trostenyuk-1000 km- 8 days+14:58:14                                                                                                               


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

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