Yes today is America’s Independence day. It started off cool and overcast with some sun in the afternoon. The day was pretty quiet considering. Grahak passed through the 1000 mile mark and Petr and Abichal should join him tomorrow. Ayojan has moved up into second place, he is a former winner of this race. He is however still more than 100 miles adrift of the leader Asprihanal. By early evening rain had returned to challenge the runners.