2014 May 11 2014
Lake Balaton (Hungary) 7 - May 13, 2014
The Balaton after 96 hours: Blue characters
"The fourth day began with a strange atmosphere; could be a day of transit and the air we breathe peace "
So tells Monica Barchetti from Balaton, MPI 6 Days and this year forced spectator.
That 'the idea of seeing pass one by one the stars of the fourth edition of 6 days.
When the wind is gone, the desire would be to lie down on the deck, along the shores of Lake; but you can not, there are even Andrew and Stephen, Michael and John in the race and the eyes and the attention is on them.
After the first half, the way it should be "down" but of course the 96 hours begin to introduce the bill.
Each athlete is left with its target and all our are in line with the tables, even if the road is still a long and must be able to not panic but continue to hold on.
Accorsi is well and when his enemy is no time for rest, but the Ministry is still on the table and it's here for.
At the end of 96 hours is in fifth place with 557.13 miles and has almost 22 km ahead of the record Bazzana.
Great unfortunately has to deal with a few blisters, one in particular in the little finger of his right foot, but he remains in full roadmap: Stephen holds the 7th place with 505.83 km and its reference to the passage of the 2012 Tallarita see the advantage of almost 4 km.
Notarangelo, after a refreshing break, he suffered a small problem of hypothermia, it also causes fatigue; After a massage, and a few hours of rest, and 'shared if possible even more determined than before. It is now in 12th place with 478.82 km.
Piscopo, with its calm, step by step accumulate miles on miles.
With two female fans and supporters as Lucy, his life partner who has followed the Balaton, and Monica Barchetti is continually prodded and John, after a start perhaps with little conviction, found the rhythm, and himself, and he strung together rounds of turns printing is also a nice 100 km; as is often the case, we now believe, more and more, and is in 27th place with 366, then almost 32 km 6 km over her PB of 2012.
The men's race, barring unforeseen circumstances, should have found its winner in the French Chaigne, one of the boys' young people in the race and already more than 650 km and close to the projection 900.
The German Schwerk will fail to win his third consecutive title and, perhaps, even a podium.
In front of him the Norwegian Sjåvik (588.60) and 'definitely a beautiful reality of the race, but with his 820 last year was not an outsider. At the German Schlotter (605.73) it seems that fate has assigned the shirt ever after, at least here at the Balaton.
This, after 96 hours is the podium, but there are still 48 hours, and not everything is already written ... and anyway who knows'!
The Canadian Vasarhelyi (including through 497.73 is about 10 km ahead on the steps of Monica in the year of the record) heads always try but the female German Gielen (486.03) is gnawing ground and here nothing is written. The third place is a war to the knife between the Dutch and the German Buiten Jager past 96 hours with 378.92 km.
The organization warned that 'the expected arrival of a disturbance, even high intensity, not excluding the possibility of suspension of the race; for now it is only right information to all athletes, with a view, however, seeing prioritize the protection and safety 'of Athletes.
In case of interruption of the time forced stop will be recovered by prolonging the time of the race, set at 12.00 on Tuesday, May 13 for the hour. 12,00; the hope of all is of course that it is only a "false alarm" and that the race will continue on a regular basis, without altering the meaning of a "six days", but that does not depend on the athletes.
Monica Barchetti finally a message from the Balaton
"I receive many messages that refer then to the boys. Support, cheer, encouragement ... adjectives are many, but an 'response. Thanks "
Thanks to you the emotions that you are giving and that will give us c omunque FORCE BLUE