Here's a closer look at the three who are running. At the time of this blog posting the runners themselves were not available for comment, so I made most of this up.
Start time: 12:27 (6:27am EDT)
Best WOC long: 18th, 2013
Club: Southern Michigan Orienteering Club/Cambridge Sports Union
Strengths: amazing aerobic capacity (likely from salsa dancing)
What I suspect she would have said if interviewed: "Rahr!"
Start time: 13.18 (7:18 EDT)
Club: Cascade Orienteering Club
Goal: beat most of group 3
Strength: most experienced WOC runner on the team (14th WOC!)
Weakness: arrived sans luggage
What I suspect he would have said if interviewed:
"I'm Eric Bone and I am ready to race."
Start time: 14:27 (8:27am EDT)
Club: Cambridge Sports Union
Results goal: top 60
Process goals: I will have solid attackpoints for every control, and will change gears as necessary through the race to keep my navigation and speed in sync. I will keep my head in the game no matter what happens out there.
Strengths: very high pain threshold
What I suspect she would have said if interviewed:
"Did you bring me chocolate?"