"Leader Ashprihanal Aalto needs only 175 more laps to reach the promised land. He passed the 3000 mile mark in 44 days+16:48:27, and will finish Thursday afternoon. Amazing."Looks like Finnish Wave (Aalto = Wave in Finnish) will beat the NYC heatwave after 7.5 weeks of struggling. When he had to take the 25th day off and then failed to cover even 50 miles on day 27, many thought we might see a new winner emerge this year.
However Aalto managed to beat all other runners from day 33 to 43, and has now a comfortable enough margin to enjoy the final miles.