At long last, we made it to Santa Cruz! Google1 crossed the finish line first overall in 18 hours 20 minutes 16 seconds, a whopping 49 minutes faster than last year. Perennial rivals DSE Racing finished a not too distant 16 minutes back. Congrats to them for putting up a fight the entire way. That's what makes these contests so worthwhile.
Our sibling team Google Too finished in an impressive 20:21:50, good enough for fourth overall and second in the corporate division.
Lastly, a special shoutout goes to fellow Googler Nick Shelton and his team Kidney Garden Heroes for finishing the race despite being short of a few runners. As with all the other teams, Nick's team was raising money and awareness for Organs 'R' Us. Nick himself will be donating one of his kidneys to his brother in a couple weeks.