Did you get a chance to talk to Ritz, Teg, or their coaches before the race even though you didn't go? If you did, could you share some of that with us?
I didn't know if you did like pre-interview research for the team. I'm a writer too. Sometimes I will call folks even before a pitch just to feel a story. Guess that wasn't the case here. Anyway, thank you for your openness about this event.