World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 48.0 km (Accumulated: 1159.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:33:28
Start 09:07am., at "Jyväskyla 181km" on E75. 20c, allmost 14clear and l. wind. Alt. 50m. 1006hPa.
Finish 15:05pm. At "Niemenharju" on E75 in Pihdipudas. 24c, half overcast and med. wind. Alt. 141m, 1008hPa.
El Pertii !
A small story of one of the many people we meet during the run:
If you've seen the pic. from todays report [LifePilot coverage, "documentor", entry 25.July] ; who is this gentleman w. Arab headband smiling to us from the supportcar ?
His name is Perrti Lassila.
Fluent in finish and swedish as many Finns are. Smiling, showering us w. "Well done !! Is there anything I can do for you ?? There Must be something :-) !!"
Pertii is our supportcar driver the next couple of days, 71 years, has had his own forresting and woodplantation company and a lot of years of marathon running and pipe smoking !
He retired from marathon running in 2002 after having done his 35. marathon (3:18pb. back in his young 50'ties :-)
During the stage we had running company all the way by Marco / "Pegasus" who made sure we were never bored or running too slow ! He might join us for an after-stage 2mile race in Helsinki about 10days down the road :-)
(We try to take part in local runs/races from time to time if they fit into our route & scedule. On sunday, in 2 days, we have our first race - a 10km run near our route, just South of Viitisari).