Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 5 – Alan Young

Vasu Duzhiy
Vasu Duzhiy Photo by Alan Young

Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race 2017 – Daily Updates – Day 5

Daily Update
Thurs 22nd June
In bed by 00:45, up 4:00am, shower, shave and off to set up to the race venue. This gets slicker every morning.
Organise the lap recorders, moments silence and they are off anti clockwise or uphill !!  Today lovely, not too warm and very fresh. Take a few morning photos. Then breakfast, and three hours have gone.
Today I hope to follow Vasu, probably the race favourite.
VASU DUZHIY 51, St Petersburgh, Russia
In 2015 he ran a PB to finish 3rd in 44d 6h 10m 42s.
In 2013 he won, has finished 5 times
When not running he is a foreman at a logging company.
A compact strong athlete, with a light graceful running style. Very cleverly runs / walks the course using the slight rises and falls. He also tells that he chooses 4 spots on the course to feel nothing but happiness on reaching, but with his limited English and my zero Russian, I only discover one location, namely the lap Counter table.
Arrives a few minutes before 6 am all already to start (assume he must prepare in the apartment). First lap he barely breaks into a run and takes 13:50, 2nd lap  7:58, then settles to just under 7 mins per lap.
Hour 1 – 7 laps
Hour 2 – 15 laps – split – 8
Hour 3 – 24 laps. -. 9
Hour 4 – 31 laps – 7
75F. 36%
Break off 04:33:40 On 05:16: 50
Hour 5 – 36 laps – 5
Hour 6 – 43 laps – 7
Hour 7 – 51 laps – 8
83F. 29%
Break 7:38 :10 to 7:46:10 at lap 57
Hour 8 – 59 laps – 8
Hour 9 – 64 laps – 5
Hour 10 – 71 laps – 7
Hour 11 – 78 laps
Break 11:37:33 to 12:10:33 at lap 73
Hour 12 – 83 laps – 5
26C 25%
Break 12:33:45 to 12:55:50 at lap 87
Hour 13 – 88 laps – 5
Hour 14 – 96 – 8 laps
Hour 15 – 103 – 7 laps
22C 28%
Hour 16 – 110 – 7 laps
Hour 17 – 117 – 7 laps
Hour 18 –  124 – 7 laps
Total 125 laps.  68.8  Miles
24.2C. 30%
Today man trying to break Guinness Record, Ashrita Furman, for travelling with a lawnmower balanced on their chin. Existing record around 20 m. He goes 71.530metres!! I had to measure the distance as an IAAF course measurer.
Crew Chief

Race Links

Race website: Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race
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