After descending 6000 feet, Chris handed off to Eddie (Big Cat). From the group that started with us at 3:15 pm, here are the teams ahead: Toyo (elite runners from a university in Tokyo), Nike Bowerman, Knoxville, New Zealand, and Tarahumara -- though perhaps not for long at the rate Big Cat is moving. The perennial group of young locals at the exchange didn't disappoint in the heckling department, this year armed with water balloons in addition to PBR tallboys. Though Chris' lightning speed allowed him to dodge the bullet. Though it might have been a welcome relief in this heat.
Nice work Chris! Time to stretch.