Bugjargal won the 10 day race today with 739 miles. He placed with the second place finisher Igor, who completed 713 miles at the finish line.
Jesper came in 3rd with 627 miles. He says he trained very hard for this race, but unlike many other times he has run he suffered from many ailments. All of which in their unique way contributed to a powerful and positive experience.
Nataliya won the Women’s 10 Day with 578 miles
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Vinati was 2nd with 569 miles
Kim was 3rd with 525 miles
Ashprihanal won the 6 day with 441 miles and John Geesler was 2nd with 425 miles
Susan Marshall won the 6 day women with 408 miles
Her goal had been to complete 400 miles. She celebrated at the time briefly with her helper Hridayinee
Kim Allan was 2nd with 364 miles. Shirley had 162 miles
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Board 10 Day
Elena completing 500 miles
Showing the effort of 10 long days
The board changes
Getting some big help with the clock
Arun getting some last minute help from Bahula in her pop up aid station
With some assistance from Dr. Mitch Proffman
Who had his own busy day
“I am really inspired, put my name in for next year. David Duck”
6 Day Board
Vasuprada and Kim
Superman surveying the park. Salutes its full time summer residents
Patanga and Ushika
Jiri getting a kingsize cheer
Close to the finish the t shirt table comes out
Mark and Todd
Rupantar enjoying the final laps
Superman knows he could have easily won the race but wants to use his super powers for other things
Really enjoying spring wild flowers
Helpers taking a break
“Excuse me while I talk when my mouth is full.”
Ashirvad and Karteek
Sahishnu watching Andrei finish
Fred Davis and Arpan
Gundega and her helper
“I am not sure if this guy is joking or not.”
The Nipura’s kitchen coming down. Helper Mandra at her side
Drink healthy beverages says superman
Most stay on the course to the end
70 year old Ronnie Wong finished with 271 miles
Listening to tunes while taking a break
Getting ready for the awards
Wendy’s mango man
Paramita helping with last minute problems
Superman taking a power nap
Mark with many friends
Michel Guoin has run the 10 day race for the past 11 years
His goal has always been to make at least 500 miles each time. This year he had fallen behind the pace. He needed more miles for his final day in order to do it.
He succeeded with just a little to spare. He made 57 miles for his final 24 hours and completed 503 miles. Michel will be back for his 12th appearance next year
Petra one of the last to finish
Pratishruti with Karnayati
Time to pose
Superman reading super aphorisms
Todd loading his gear
Time to lift
Sahishnu goes through the board pointing out some of the remarkable achievements.
Some treats being given
Time to finally relax
Joe and Kim
Pedja made his goal with 507 miles
Superman is happy to help at the awards ceremony
Sulochana offering flowers
Sandro enjoying a sit down meal
Superman with just a few words to warm up the crowd
Ushika and Arun
Superman listening to one of his fans
Sahishnu gives his speech
Budjargal awarded his trophy by the Mongolian ambassador
Each mind has something
New to say.
Each heart has something
New to give.
Each life has something
New to become.
8 responses to “April 27….Finish (Always Something New)”
Thank you, Utpal, for the wonderful reports every day! You bring us not only the outer events of the race, but also the inner events within each runner, which is so very inspiring and captures the true spirit of the race.
Dear Utpal, good job :-))) thank you so much for your beautiful service.
Deep and sincere gratitude for bringing the beauty and inspiration of this event to us with such depth and spirit. I have eagerly waited for you work ever day. I hope you know how much you inspire.
The drone views were so dramatic and beautiful!
A great new addition to an already amazing blog.
When you actually see from an aerial view the park, the mile loop, and runners camp it is so exciting!
Thanks Utpal simply spectacular reporting!
I would even let you fly a real plane now.
Thank you for a glorious ten days. We get to be there,and partake of the joy, the pain, and the transcendence. Lots and lots of gratitude
ducks and geese Quack Quack 🙂 I have memories of being preoccupied with taking their pictures when at the race some years ago. What a wonderful artistic and self-giving service you offer by sharing the multi-day races with the world!
Congratulations to all the runners and the helpers!! It is a huge achievement!! Thank you Utpal for allowing us to share each day of this long and momentous race!! Beautifully done as always with the added lightness of sweet humour.
Thank you, Utpal, Thank you!!! Again and again you make it possible for us to become part and parcel of all these insightful experiences!!! How much we all profit from your many amazing posts and all the photos!!! Thank you!!!