Great sunny weather the whole day, but it was foggy at night.
An Austrian couple was coming from Bad Goisern, which is 70 km from Salzburg. The wife was biking and the husband was running and walking. The enormous distance that the runners accomplish inspired them to do so. They visited the runners for the third time. The husband said that the five runners are awesome.
It seemed Andrea took full advantage of the one hour extra sleep. He ran the whole day with only one 10 min break. After ten minutes sleeping really deep he said to Carlos (his helper), ‘can I rest 2 minutes more? ‘. Carlos understood that he asked if he is already two minutes longer on his break and said ‘NO!’
Andrea with no hesitation changed his mind and got out of the medical to run. I tried to explain the situation but all three of us just laughed. Andrea and I said God was speaking through Carlos.
Andrea finished first place with 121 km (75,2 miles), two laps more as he did on the first day. It was his best daily result in the whole Race. WHAT A FEAT!
Ushika still in top form came in second place with 107,4 km. he had the same mileage as yesterday. He was again very happy with his outcome.
Milan got very tired in the afternoon. Nevertheless he also managed to run the same distance as the day before. He made 93,9 km, good for third place
Nirbhasa started running again. Yeah! He called it a day a little earlier than the other runners. Went home at 11:34 pm with 93,9 km in his pocket. He hopes to finish the race on day 52.
Ananda-Lahari had to walk and doing so he accomplished 80,3 km.
Every night after stopping at midnight he meditates for one or two minutes at his place in the tent. Today it happened that three of us helpers were standing behind him. We took advantage and meditated with him, which was very delightful.
- Andrea Marcato- 4800km- 42:02:40:13; 3000mi- 42:06:30:57- fifth fastest all-time
- Nirbhasa Magee- 2600mi- 42:06:26:57; 4200km- 42:09:25:25
- Milan Javornicky- 2200mi- 42:02:00:32; 3600km- 42:12:54:30
Ushika Muckenhumer is on pace to break his own best time for 3100 miles, set in 2018, if he can maintain his current stellar pace. When you consider how he suffered in the 2019 3100 in New York, with shin splints and other issues, including heat problems, it is a testament to his inner and outer strength, and his faith in the Higher power to be doing so well right now after six weeks.
Andrea Marcato has broken many national records already in the race, and will set an event record for the fastest first time finish on Monday. He also became the fifth fastest man all-time at 3000 miles today. He has only 82 laps- 85.58km / 53.17 miles, to go to reach 3100 miles. He might finish between 18:00 and 19:00 hours local time.