|Photo: Andrew Keippela|
|Photo: Tim Schallberger|
|Photo: Brooke Stehley, Rolf Prima|
Laura was right there, and she was charging. Up the last hill, along the last straight away and around the last corner, I gave it everything I had. I crossed the line, elated and spent.
Laura and I stood together, holding onto one another for support, otherwise we would have both fallen over. It was a great race and I am honored to have been pushed to my limit by a fierce competitor and good friend.