i told you there would be casualties.
and not even the ones we expected.
every runner in the field is operating on a margin so thin
the belgian brecht vandamme is gone.
victim of the hills
the uk’s john stocker is gone.
victim of a stomach that went south
and australian ben nicholls is gone.
victim of we do not yet know as he has not yet returned.
big’s backyard can be cruel
it forgives no mistakes
and punishes every mistake.
now there are 42.