It's the unknowns that cause things to unravel. A nasty crash on the freeway sent ripples through the event — leaving runners stranded alone to cover longer distances and tearing up precisely-tuned plans. In ultra racing time rarely comes back to you. The team did what they could to pivot and react, but the record — at one point a confident formality — had slipped away. Fighting all the way to Vegas, Just Running finished as the third all-women team overall.