The weather is same as yesterday with a heavy early shower, then a good day for running.
All the focus is on Kaneenika and Nirbhasa as they run 96 and 106 laps respectively to reach 3100 miles.
Two great performances, Kaneenika smashes the women’s record with 48 days 17 hours 38 mins 22 seconds to be first woman. A brillant example of never wasting one step nor one second, and supported by a great squad of helpers. After the celebrations, songs, cake and speeches, she heads off again to do a further 13 laps in order to cover 5000 kms in 48 days 14 hrs 24 mins 10 seconds.
Nirbhasa, however, had just a couple of weeks of a crew assisting him, fought off a mid race illness and beat his previous finish (two years ago) by not far short of 3 days with 48 days 16 hrs 47 mins 1 second. It is very special that his, Mother, sister and one brother have travelled from Dublin to witness his great achievement. He is very happy and very tired, go to bed and hopefully return to do that 13 laps for 5000 kms.
It continues to be a good day for both Harita and Yolanda. As they do 111 and 115 laps, bring them ever closer to finishing. If they continue at these rates both will finish very late on the last day.
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 Perfection-Journey.org, will help provide access to all online data of life at the race.
Latest notes from Race Director Sahishnu Szcsesiul on the race website: Day 49 On a crisp, clear, breezy evening, Kaneenika Janakova,47, of Bratislava, Slovakia finished the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race in 48 days+14:24:10, […]