In Esther 3:12 it records that Homon sent out his runners with the decree on 13th Nissan. Mordechai sent out his runners on 23rd Sivan to mitigate the decree. Rashi in 8:14 tells us that these second set of runners were to overtake the first runners. This is problematic as the first runners had started 70 days earlier – how could they be overtaken!?
Surely in the 70 days, they will have reached most if not all of the king’s 127 countries of his realm before the second set of runners had yet left Shushan!!!
Can you please offer an answer to Rashi’s "overtaking” problem?