Teams Merrell, Supplierpipeline and Salomon - Crested Butte picked up steam late Friday. They were running three to four checkpoints behind the leaders, according to the the online toteboard at Primal Quest's Web site, www.ecoprimalquest.com.
The teams are just one segment behind the leaders now. Only catastrophe could put them in the winner's circle, but it'll be interesting to hear how they summoned the energy and drive in the final hours to kick it up a notch after more than five days running, swimming, biking, paddling, climbing, horseriding and trekking.
--dena filing from manitou springs