WOW what a race!
At 9am we had the prelims and after the first round we had 5 guys within 1 second of each other and 10 guys within 6 seconds! It was crazy and has never happened before! It necessitated running 3 rounds with prelims and finals. We had 2 heats of women and 3 of men. In each heat the first 2 went to the A final and the second two went to the B final and everyone else was done. We had some exciting prelims with close finishes but nothing prepared us for the finals!
The women's final was amazing with Gracey leading coming into the final stretch but Kari made a last minute surge to just nip her at the line. Britanie followed close behind and Marie wasn't far back from her. It was exciting!
The men's final was even closer with Zhenya coming up the final hill in front but with Dan on his tail. Dan made a huge move and came along his right side forcing them both into a lunge to the finish. We had Devin filming the race and it was a good thing because we needed the film to see that Zhenya just edged out Dan by less than a foot!
They were closely followed by Eliah and Joe (Air Force). With John and Justin finishing in another photo finish!
After the race there was a fantastic
Pizza lunch provided by Drew & Jenna as well as some awesome drawings. It was a great time socializing and watching the videos from the races.
The full results will be posted on the website early next week.
We have a classic 10km at the Frisco Gold rush tomorrow so we're looking forward to one more excellent race!