slowly the hours slip past.
the road is now only 6 hours away.
but today it is hotter than yesterday
and the runners more tired.
sports are no respecter of age
the backyard is more forgiving than most
but out here on the third day
there is little respect being paid to the senior athletes.
the dnf list is littered with runners over 50
and those on the active list are concentrated near the cutoff.
in particular jennifer russo and tokimasa hirata have been playing a deadly game of hide and seek with the time limits.
every houir we think they wont make it
every hour they sneak in under the wire.
how many times can they cheat death?