Day 484

Crossing the line, one last time

April 27th, 2013

Accompanied by his skateboard-riding daughter here in Flushing Meadows, Dharbhasana completes his 327th, and final, lap of the 1-mile loop that he's been running around for the past six days. That comes out to 54.5 miles — more than two marathons — per day, and it's good for 11th place among the male competitors in this year's Self-Transcendence 6 Day Race. The top finisher ran 462 miles (77 per day), while his first-place counterpart in the 10-day contest covered 720 miles (72 per day). You can see all the results, and read more about the races, here. (If you remember my visits to the mind-boggling 3100-mile race last summer, you will probably not be surprised to learn that the 6- and 10-day competitions are also put on by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.)

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