hour 58 is in progress.
one more trail loop after this and they return to the road.
the runners seem to have adapted to life as a perpetual running machines.
no one seems to be having the least difficulty as hour follows hour
and they make their endless circles.
if anything, their expressions are those of serenity.
they seem to have transcended the boundaries of fatigue and pain
and the miles flow beneath their feet as effortlessly as the passage of time.
the 5 are in a different dimension.