Day 27: An Inner Call. Utpal’s blog

“I take every day at a time.” Andrea is hesitant to confirm that he is having a great race. He once again had another 70 plus mile day which puts him in the stratosphere of running standards here at the 3100 mile race. “I am doing my standard somehow. It is not extremely well but I am happy. I keep fighting to keep the 70 mile average and so far it’s been okay. Now lets see what happens.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 26: Try To Go Forward. Utpal’s blog

“I think it is just like in our life. It goes up and down the same as the race. We try to never give up.” “I think I have had many experiences this time, which I needed. This race is very similar to my first race in which quite a lot of things happened.” To read more, please follow the link

Day 25: I Really Love The Experience. Utpal’s blog

“This is the longest race in the world and I am here. It is an honor and I really value it. I really love the experience, and I am really happy that I am here.” This answer could come from no one other than Ananda-Lahari who now in his 17th straight year at the event on his 24th day has completed 1359 miles. Now most days he walks with an occasional spurt of running. To read more, please follow the link

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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