While in previous years Governor Mead of Wyoming has started the USA Qualifier with a real gun shot, an air horn was substituted for the 2016 race. Being within the Casper city limits even the Governor isn’t permitted to shoot in public!
The first 10 hours of racing, including a 48km mountain bike, 27km down river paddle and a 3km trek with historical challenges were at a blistering pace. Leg 4, a 21km paddle, has seen a break of 6 teams opening a gap to the rest of the field. Leading were Swedish Armed Forces, and following very closely were Canada Tecnu and USA Yogaslackers, Brazil North Face, Canada AR and USA Adventure Medical Kits.
Will these teams be able to maintain their break as the sun starts to set on day 1? Watch the tracking at http://live.arworldseries.com/cowboytough16/ to find out!