2nd OA....No Kick to catch first about 10 seconds ahead of me...First mile was fast but it was fun to go to hard. The second mile was brutal with that long climb...I was leading through 2.5 and out of no where (I never looked back nor heard anything) a guy comes up on my shoulder and takes the lead. I hung on never letting the gap get bigger than 20 meters or so but I just couldn't stay with him...freaking poor will power and stamina...the downhill finish was great. Rolling course with a great fast start and finish. Disaster with the 30 minute late start though. WEEKEND Warrior style race...yikes.