Off course I was cheering for the Germans but also the one girl from the US :-) Renata Bucher (4th at Xterra Worlds) from Switzerland started too and looked like the winner until the German girl passed her during the final lap on the skate skis. I have to be honest: I didn't watch the American girl finish...I was tooo frozen and the storm started blowing away the barriers...poor girl, but I bet she did fine and had fun:-)
It was freezing, but at least there was now snow at first, but half way through it started snowing and me and my family were, with a hand full of other spectators, the only people cheering (at least we stayed as long as we could in the freezing cold)-and we didn't even have anybody we knew in the race!!! Just to support the sport:-) It made me realize that watching an event can be hard work and tiring too!!!
We (here in Rutesheim, 1 hour away from where the race was) barely have any snow left outside (I heard someone say we are supposed to get fresh snow next week), for now I am very excited to run in a snow-free area again and maybe even bike outside (after spending almost every day since mid December on the trainer).
The 70.3 South Africa just finished and I am thinking about doing that race next year. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Can't wait to be in tip top shape and go out and race this year:-) It will be fun!!!