an astonishing 62 athletes reached 30 yards.

equally or more impressive than the 72 who reached 24?

pawel pszczólkowski and soren moeller did not get back by the cutoff.

christian mauduit made the cutoff by seconds,

but turned back.

61 runners are now on the 31st yard.

5 yards to go to reach the road.


despite the obvious mayhem taking place among part of the field

there are a lot of runners who are quietly going about their business.

no watches

no emergencies

we hardly even notice them….


they are just making steady progress towards go time.