He bonked fierce hard mate. If he just went out to win the race, he would have done it, but he tore through the snow earlier in the day and got sick when it got to the extreme heat. Which is a little odd as he lives in Phoenix.
He's a cocky cunt but if he goes back next year with a different strategy, he'd win it handy. Don't know if He has the mental game though. At least last year he finished after everything that went wrong.
Be interesting to see how he goes at UTMB. Interesting to compare him to Chris Mocko. Mocko was a surprise 7th last year and race didn't go to plan for him this year. Heard that he hurt his ankle early on, and another rumour was that he helped Walmsley out when he passed him. Mocko kept going though and finished 58th in 23 hours. Likewise, Kaci Liteig (sic) who was first woman last year had a real bad day (she'd never ran on snow in her life) but still kept going. It took her 24 hours and 2 minutes but she didn't throw in the towel. She gave the race the respect it deserved.
Apparently the drop rate was much higher than previous years. Ryan Sandes, the winner, had much better times in his previous two finishes but came 2nd and 5th in them