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Day 24: I Am Being Helped. Utpal’s blog

September 28, 2021

“The significance of the race for me has not changed. It has always been to complete the distance .” Yesterday Takasumi ran 60 miles giving him a 23 day total of 1372 miles. At the end of an additional 3 days of running here the crucial half way point will have been reached. Takasumi has just to continue exactly what he is doing now in order to be on the happy side of the math. To read more, please follow the link

Day 23: The Meaning To Be Here. Utpal’s blog

September 27, 2021

“I was very willing to come to the race, but I didn’t understand its true meaning until I actually got here.” It has been 3 weeks for all the runners now to adjust and find both the method and meaning of why they have come here to do this supremely difficult thing. For Wei Ming his success at being able to complete over 1400 miles strengthens his resolve, each day his confidence is growing. He feels now that he will succeed and be triumphant and reach his goal of completing 3100 miles. To read more, please follow the link

Day 22: Dare To Believe. Utpal’s blog

September 26, 2021

“I think we all know that our minds put boundaries on things. I think we have a sense deep inside of us, of this unlimited potential and capacity that we have. But we sometimes do not have the means to access it. Or to really believe in ourselves or to have the spiritual capacity to access that part of ourselves.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 21: To Believe That We Can Do It. Utpal’s blog

September 25, 2021

“I believe it was 2002 and I had just won the 47 mile race.” About this same time Sri Chinmoy was hoping to expand the field for the 3100 mile race. “I felt something inner. It was an a-hah moment. So I applied.” Shift the calendar to the following year and there was no response. “I didn’t get any approval.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 20: When God Touches The Earth. Utpal’s blog

September 24, 2021

“When God touches the earth anything is possible. To be sincere, I didn’t expect.” A week ago Andrea’s mileage had dipped below 70 miles a day when at the race in Salzburg he had regularly maintained an average of more than 70. But now for the past 6 days he is not only keeping comfortably above 7o he is also fractionally ahead of his pace from last year. To read more, please follow the link

Day 19: We Have To Be Grateful. Utpal’s blog

September 23, 2021

“I have learned a lot of things. I have tried to learn.” I had asked Vasu if he had gained anything from the physical troubles that he had been experiencing recently and which now seems to be resolved. His dilemma had not gone unnoticed by his friends and admirers both near and far. To read more, please follow the link

Day 18: This Is Where I Want To Be

September 22, 2021

As a little boy Ananda-Lahari says, “I always used to like to run and jump around.” He adds that the first time he heard about orienteering in school he wanted to do it. “I started orienteering when I was six years old. I can say that it was almost my religion.” To read more, please follow the link

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