Last year when the 3100 mile race was held in Salzburg, Andrea Marcato entered the longest distance race in the world for the first time. At age 38 the trajectory of his athletic career was in a clear path to collide with this event sooner rather than latter. He had for some time accumulating impressive numbers not only in his previous multi days but also his achievements as a swimmer and triathlete.
The meeting of runner and Sri Chinmoy 31000 mile Self-Transcendence race was historic, as Andrea won the race with a time of 43 days and 12 hours. A performance that lifts him up into the lofty heights of one of the best achievements in the long 25 year history of the race.
As he enters day 5 there is still a very long way to go. But from the start on Sunday he has been delivering an effort so far that is not far off from being spectacular.
Yesterday he ran 67 miles and has 305 miles
It is going to be an overcast and cool damp day at the race
Mercifully the rain holds off until the race starts.
There is hurried preparation to put up umbrellas
The Rupantar video
Andrea talks with Garima
Nayana the morning counter gets ready
Harita and Harashita
Rupantar doing what he does best
Start of Day 5
Wei Ming did 63 miles
He now has 273 miles
His supporters come regularly to greet him
He is in 3rd place 35 miles behind Vasu
On his table he has a picture of his 5 children
Vasu did 64 miles
He is in 2nd place 12 miles behind Andrea
Takasumi did 58 miles
He has 242 miles
Sisters and friend
Arpan updates the board
Stutisheel did 47 miles
He has 234 miles
Harita did 60 miles
She has 256 miles
With one of her helpers
Ananda-Lahari did 59 miles
He has 250 miles
Andrea leads the race by 12 miles
Passing through the camp
Arpan talks about Andrea
Will never be happy.
Happiness is something
That has to come to the fore
4 responses to “Day 5: To Be Happy”
Amazing race, amazing grace <3
Arpan thank you thank you for supporting Andrea.
Best support for him in Salzburg was the big Italian supporting team bringing original Italian food.
Thank you Utpal for the reports and videos.
It was very interesting to listen to Andrea, always something new, thank you!
It’s been very interesting to listen to Andrea, always something new, thank you!