Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 17 – Alan Young

Yolanda Holder
Yolanda Holder reaches a 1000 miles Photo by Alan Young

Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 17

Daily Diary
Tuesday 4th July

The drinks/food/ lap recording stations are decked with American flags, and the “street artist” has chalked the Statue of Liberty on the pavement, so the race has certainly taken on the Independence Day mood.
Another great running day, starting cool, not too warm during the day and very little wind.
Today sees the “middle packers” pass the 1000 mile mark
1) Smarana Puntigam – despite continual struggles with shoes and blisters.
2) Sergey Kuzmin. – who seems to get stronger. And stronger and manages the conditions so well.
3) Harita Davies – with seemingly strong focus and a calmness, beyond her experience.
4) Yolanda Holder – ? with an enormous smile, who would have given her any chance of this on Day 2, but she has mastered the event and reached this – for her, a great milestone with more surely to come. But for today she can savour 16 days 11 hours 42 mins 58 seconds

Crew Chief

Race Links

Race website: Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
Utpal Marshall’s Perfection-Journey Day 15: This Is Paradise
Yolanda Holder Facebook
Race photos 2017
Sri Chinmoy Ultra race photos The home of multiday running news and events.

About Alan Young 30 Articles
Alan Young is in New York at the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 and is sending news from the race from his unique position as Crew Chief. Alan has been crewing top athletes in ultra and multiday events for many years and had planned to crew for William Sichel who withdrew at the last minute as his wife, Elizabeth, had cancer and who passed away two weeks into the race. From his trackside role Alan is able to share his thoughts and insights on the runners and along with daily interviews by Utpal Marshall at, will help provide access to all online data of life at the race.

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