After 40 days and 4,500 gruelling kilometres, Australian runner Grahak Cunningham is on track to claim victory in the world’s longest certified footrace.
The Perth local is currently leading the New York race, which covers 4,989 kilometres.
Rather than tracing a long path that stretches its way across different landscapes, runners make continuous laps of an 883-metre city block in Queens.
By the time they reach the finish line, they will have run the circuit 5,649 times.
Competitors must chalk up an average of 96 kilometres per day to finish the race in the goal of 51 days or less.