anything can happen
if you are new to the backyard
dont get discouraged if your favorite is struggling.
in the backyard anything can happen
and it isnt over till its over;
having seen some of the most epic battles in backyard history
the usual outcome is not;
one person takes a lead and runs away with it.
actually that is impossible
because everyone is tied for the lead at the end of every hour.
so, the expected trajectory of the contest
is for the dominant runner i
to change a number of times before it is over.
and for most of the runners to look like dead meat art some point
including the one that ends up winning!
and until a runner actually fails to start a yard
they still have a chance to win.