only 6 of the small teams remain intact.
singapore, vietnam, malta, switzerland, and morocco.
austria is still tied at 120,
they wont be tied at the end of 9.
every yard we run now,
more of the small country runners have reached the longest distance they have ever run.
the whole race changes when you start ranging out into unknown territory.
every yard gets harder than the yard before.
maybe if you were just running for yourself
one more yard might seem like enough.
but things change when you are running for your country.
you never know which yard you do might mean one more place for the team.