Interwiew with Vladimir Balatsky

The first day I was extremely delighted that the first part had been done – I safely arrived at the start. I had had a very difficult time before the race as I got injured. And as soon as I started, I was happy that I was there and would be running this race. Also, I am happy that I am running with such people, in such a great team. When on the second day when I got shin splints, I stopped thinking about everything except gratitude. I was so grateful that in spite of the pain I still could run. I didn’t care if it was painful or not. I just wanted to have an opportunity to run.

In comparison with 10-day races, everything is quite different here. It’s difficult to put it into words. Probably, it’s deeper and more intense. I can not even speak any language now (Volodya speaks Slovak, Russian, English and German). I feel how deep the atmosphere here is. The air is full of Compassion from Above… Then feelings of peace, confidence and inner stability have come to me. I have no doubt: I am in the right place at the right time.

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