On July 31, Ben Chan, a leisure runner from New York City, finished a 635-mile virtual ultramarathon, acknowledged as The Fantastic Digital Race Throughout Tennessee (GVRAT). The party was structured by pointed out race director Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell and expected contributors to total the requisite length in between May perhaps one and August 31, while logging their every day mileage on the GVRAT site.
Soon after crossing the virtual complete line with an 8-mile run in his NYC community of Elmhurst, Chan—whose Fb moniker is “Ben Asian Feeling Chan”—followed the example of other contributors and posted a race recap on the GVRAT Fb Group web site. In the submit, Chan pointed out that he’d carried out most of his functioning in between two and 8 a.m. and that there were situations all through these nocturnal jaunts when a passing motorist would matter him to racist and homophobic slurs. He