Just as every spring in April, 18 years and counting the Flushing Meadows Corona park in New York welcomes this famous Sri Chinmoy Self Transcedence ultramarathon. So April 29-th the 10-day race was challenged by the fireman from Vilnius Aidas Ardzijauskas, who first entered the American world of running by conquering LA – NY route last summer, while the legendary ultramarathon runner Rimas Jakelaitis, now living in New York, entered the 6-day run.
Ardzijauskas‘ final result – 667 miles in the 2015 10-day New York ultramarathon. Photo Deivis Pavasaris

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