SPECIAL THANKS TO LAUREN for announcing splits. For the 2+ hours of racing, she walked in her husband's shoes, supporting my race efforts whilst suffering blows to her ego. After struggling to hear Lauren's nearly-inaudible splits on the first few laps, I cocked my head to the side and cupped a hand to my ear like an old man to hear her as I passed. I told her after she should have pretended she was yelling at Matt.
Lauren picking me up at the airport in her part-time pro uniform, "business cas"CHAMPAGNE?!? no... sparkling cider. Did the trick as I could finally supply a drug-testing sample after the awards ceremony. And yessss that is gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield in first whose presence motivated me to GET ON THE PODIUM TO STAND WITH SIMON