“It’s been amazing. It has been like everything.”
Gautami and her sister Manoshri have both been running the 10 day race. With just a short time now left they are running together and sharing with me some of their experiences over the past 10 days.
Gautami: “It has been a mixture of everything, everything possible…..experiences, emotions. It was great for sure.”
Manoshri: “There were ups and downs. There were times when you felt you were just so tired of running. You don’t want to run any more and you take a rest and wake up and life is good again.”
Gautami: “For me definitely the pain tolerance improved. (laughs) I walked with shin splints for 3 days and nights. I almost overcame it. I still feel it but I have been running on it for 2 days.”
“For me it becomes a meditation when I run. It is not just a silent meditation it is dynamic meditation. You feel lots of gratitude at times. Many times I actually cried with gratitude. There is a silence you have in the mind.”
“There was one day when I had so much pain, and the wind was really blowing. I actually visualized that my body was the wind. It was a really cool experience. The pain just all went away.”
Manoshri: “You go through hard times when you almost want to give up. But you feel, I should keep going. But when you go through this you feel so much stronger. You develop qualities like will power and determination. Then you feel so much satisfaction. You feel stronger and happier. It helps you to become a better person.”
Kobi is the men’s champion in the 10 day race with a personal best of 750 miles.
He surpasses his previous best by 52 miles.
The finish line is at once
Blissful to see
But painful to reach.
Interview with Ed:
Soren was 3rd with 693
Sarah was the 10 day women’s champion with 672.
Interview with Arun:
Interview with Sarah:
Yolanda was 2nd
In her first 10 day race she has set an American record for it and for 1000km.
Interview with Yolanda:
The final laps for Rimas and Aidas
Aidas won the men’s 6 day
He ran 517 miles.
Johnny sets a Swedish record with 490 miles. The previous mark was 486.2
The final hours of the race were heroic and aided greatly by Ellen
Interview with Johnny:
Vikena is the the women’s 6 day champion
Dipali gives her the winners trophy
Susan is 2nd
Achim, Gabby and Kobi
Tear down of the village starts right away
Waiting for the shower
Interview with Richard:
Ushika and Sergey
by the lake
Budjargal the Mongolian champion with a new personal best of 601
David with a left lean
An early finisher
At last a stretch
Around the Heart Garden
Erlinda setting a new Canadian record.
Interview with Erlinda:
Albena helping Giribhu
Something a little prettier
Hoskuldur ran a great race.
Pedrag getting in his last laps
Interview with Pedrag:
Misha and Yuri
Medical keeps working
A great first time performance 323
The last meal
Mark is the last finisher
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There is no finish line
In the perfection-race.
Perfection is an eternal run.