The Emu 6 Day Race 2017 drew to an exciting close on Wednesday May 10th. With 24 hours to go Olivier Chaigne had a 12 km lead on Johan Steene who in turn led Aidas Ardzijauskas from Lithuania by some 32 km. Back in fifth place, Hungarian Peter Molnar was revving up and increasing the pressure on those runners in front of him throughout the night and by 6 in the morning had passed Italian Michele Notarangelo and Olivier Chaigne and closing fast on the Lithuanian Aidas Ardzijauskas. Covering some 154km on the final day, 95 miles, Molnar blasted into second place pushing Olivier Chaigne into third.
The womens race was a more settled affair after Silke Gielen and Tina Andersen set up shop in first and second places and it was only in the final hour of the 5th day that Kristina Paltén went past Sumie Inagaki to secure third place on her debut at the 6 day distance.
Seven runners over 800 km and a bunch of World and National records make the final results table worth checking out.
Live results of the Emu 6 day Race 2017