Day 213

Because 3100 just wasn’t enough

July 30th, 2012

After the excitement at the finish line had subsided and the spectators had returned to the goings-on of their daily lives, Grahak got up and started running again. He completed an extra 13 laps to reach the nice, even total of 5000 kilometers. (This is not uncommon for participants in this race; the international running community tends to measure things in metric units.)

Here you can see Sahishnu, with his two timepieces, watching vigilantly for the exact moment that Grahak crosses the final finish line — the same sidewalk crack that served as the starting line some 43 days ago.

What a contrast between the quiet dignity of this race and the hyped-up, corporate, manufactured NBC Olympic cheesefest being presided over by Bob Costas.


  1. Gigi says:

    Kilometers not kilograms! :D Earlier today, we went to a cousin’s place and as we passed by a school, we saw some runners and I thought about this race. Googled the race area when I got back home, and realized that it was the runners from the 3100 race that we passed by.

  2. Jane says:

    I admire these people so much!

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