Sunday, June 17, 2007


The Russians dominated Comrades today. Leonid Shvetsov set a course record to win the race in an astounding 5:20:49. That's for 56 miles, over very hilly terrain. Nuts. He apparently lives in the U.S., so maybe I'll try to track him down for some tips. On the women's side, Russian twins Oleysa and Elena Nurgalieva finished 1-2. One runner collapsed just before the finish line -- glad I'm not the only one -- and was carried across by fellow competitors to make the 11-hour cutoff of official finishers. Unfortunately, he seemed a lot worse off than dehydration because they performed CPR.

Off to La France (merci, JPS)...

8.5 miles, 1:02:13

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