Day 40: Getting Closer
With the weather offering a perfect setting, nine of the 14 made it past 60 miles, and two more were over 59 miles. Sarvagata Ukrainskyi led the group once more with 68+ miles. He needs 313+ miles to finish this journey of five million steps- perhaps next Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, Stutisheel Lebedyev and Yuri Trostenyuk are carving out personal bests, and Pranjal Milovnik is trying to hold off the charging Vasu Duzhiy, who is 22 miles behind him. Sarah Barnett has all but sewn up the womens’ title as she increases her lead almost daily over Jayasalini Olga Abramovskikh and Nidhruvi Zimmerman. Ananda-Lahari Zuscin flipped a 62.5 mile day and made it look effortless for seven hours until his dormant running muscles told him to slow down. It is fascinating to watch each runner make their rounds with whatever available energy they have left. We hope to have a live webcam for the finishers if technically possible.