Andreas Puntigam from Vienna, Austria finished the 3100 Mile Race in second place in 50 days +08:20:35 Monday afternoon. He continued on to the mythical 5000 km split(50+11:14:35), whereby he rested his tired legs. The gang of four moved on, hopeful of their eventual finishes. Abichal was confident in reaching 2700 miles by Wednesday.
Photo: Andreas offering gratitude for his supreme achievement.
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||Laps Day 51
||Miles Day 51
Namitabha's finishing times:
3100 miles - 49 days, 2 hours 24 minutes and 45 seconds.
5000 km - 49 days, 4 hours, 15 minutes and 13 seconds.
Andreas' finishing times:
3100 miles - 50 days, 8 hours 20 minutes and 35 seconds.
5000 km - 50 days, 11 hours, 14 minutes and 35 seconds.
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Congratulations to everyone on the crew - and to Namitabha for the first finish of the 3100 Race this morning! We so appreciate all the amazing photos, quick announcement and updated site this morning!! Thank you, thank you, thank you website crew!!! The best wishes for cool days and flowing miles this next week! Great big gigantic and huge PROUD SMILES for all the 3100 Mile Runners from your San Francisco brothers and sisters!!
Ahelee, San Francisco
We send to you our most sincere congratulations for your great achievement in the race. A tremendous victory has for sure been proclaimed in and through you in this event! With gratitude in our oneness- hearts,
Your brothers and sisters from Zrenjanin and Kikinda
Go Matty Go!!! Stride into the flow!!
Your legs are not slow, so keep goin' Bro!!
2700 is loomin' up fast
And when you get there it'll be a real blast!!
So all of us from Perth are wish you all well,
And in a day or two well give you a bell!!
Im Läuferhimmel wartet schon dein Podestl, Du bist wirklich ein Wunder, Andreas! Gratulation dein Arthada
Andreas, you are the Supreme-Hero! Gratuliere ...Nidhruvi
The God Supreme Runner - Andreas ...T.
Du hast es geschafft! Gratulation im Namen aller. Wir freuen uns mit dir! ...Seila
Herzliche Gratulation (Smiling Sun) ....Margit
Herzliche Gratulation und gute Erholung und noch viel Licht ...Indivar
Du weißt eh - man kann viel sagen, aber das was man innen wirklich empfindet, lässt sich meist nicht ausdrücken ----WOW!!! You crush my mind into pieces!
Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations, Champion Runner Supreme! ...Gerda
Super! Herzliche Glückwünsche ...Ingrid
Wir denken und reden oft über dich! Liebe Grüsse und Gratulation ...Katharina
Great, great, great! Gratulation from our heart to you!
Also Andreas was soll ich da noch viel dazu sagen? Du hast das Unmögliche wieder geschafft, die Philosophie in die Tat umgesetzt - was kann es schöneres und erfüllenderes geben? Ich freue mich schon auf ein Wiedersehen!!! Enjoy these days...Live in the moment! Herzliche Grüsse ...Arnold
Dear Suprabha and ultradistances brothers, Your inspiration, determination and victory is a most beautiful soul-bird gift for humanity´s progress and happiness.We admire you, we are proud and grateful for such a heroic Supreme achievement of yours!See you soon, in oneness-joy, Suchana, Argentina
Hi Suprabha, I just wanted you to know that you are a great inspiration to all the girls and myself in San Francisco. You are doing great.
Suchatala, San Francisco
Keep up the good work Trishul, you are in the home stretch and going great!
Tom Andrews, Minneapolis
Namitabha the Great! CONGRATULATIONS!......CONGRATULATIONS! ............CONGRATU-U-U-LATIONS!
Congratulations on the conclusion of your epic journey. Meaningful words fail me. The mind struggles to come to terms with the enormity of all your achievements. Numbers and distances almost seem superficial. Beyond the outer achievements the whole experience touches a deeper part of your being. As Andreas, Trishul, Suprabha, Abichal and Matt draw closer to the outer goal we will all be left with a myriad of thoughts, ideas, emotions and experiences of these last seven weeks.
TARIT, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Hi Suprabha!!Less than 400 miles to go!! I hope you're having a great race -I've thought of you often this summer running all those laps day after day, it's very useful inspiration if I'm feeling tired at the end of a "long" run!! We've just seen a great photo of you and Savita on the web site , you both looked very cheerful! Good luck for the last "few" miles, I'm sure you are still smiling and making running 3100 miles look far easier than I'm sure it is.
In total awe of your tremendous capacity!
Shyamala (and Dhavala too!)
Congratulations Namitabha and Andreas! A mighty achievement to encourage and inspire all the world! What you
have done is tremendous.
For Namitabha, Congratulations, You are the inspiration of all Macedonians.
Thank you. Aleksandar, Macedonia