About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

Day 4
It might be spring but the Ten Day competition has heated up as Yuri Trostenyuk assumed the lead by four miles after a 69 mile day, over previous leader Volodymyr Hlushchuk. Igor Mudryk, also from the city of Vinnitsa in Ukraine that gives us Yuri T., had the best day with 75 miles. Kaneenika  Janakova, the defending women's champ, moved into second overall- only three miles behind the gents.Fred Davis III has been holding onto fourth place for a few days with a strong and consistent running gait. Jayasalini Abramovskikh has remained in second place and matched Kaneenika step for step the last 36 hours, but somehow cannot gain ground on the lanky champion.  The cool evenings and sunny, clear days have allowed the runners to stay on track- however, rain looms on the weekend that might carry into most of next week. Another test for our heroes of the pavement- and that is what they expect. Four men are battling for fifth place and higher, as competition is igniting dormant or hidden talents in many of the competitors.And with more than half the race remaining, things are getting interesting.
 

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