We just heard from The North Face team in Brazil at the Brazil Jungle Marathon. Nikki Kimball, Tracy Garneau and Mike Wolfe are rocking the grueling 200K course.
Nikki and Tracy have been running together so far, finishing roughly a half an hour ahead of the next woman each day. It's speculated they have a two hour lead right now. Both Nikki and Tracy are feeling really strong, and are becoming crowd favorites, with race crew members and locals cheering them on as they wrap up each day. Both are in the top ten as of this posting.
Mike has been running in the top three each day, switching off lead with South Africa's Ryan Sandes. Mike took a time hit on day one with a violation (no details yet) and lost half an hour, but reports show he is steadily making it up, predicted to finish in the top three if he keeps his current pace.
Today is the long stage, about 80K, so it will be a challenging one. From our photo team on location: "This thing is a killer!"
A good race report can be found in today's article from The Times Live: http://bit.ly/4w0gTl