At the front of the pack Drahotova and Rigaudo walked stride for stride, but at a relatively slow pace coming through the 5K in 23:17.
The pack was not far behind, content to keep them in site. The pack pack through at 23:22 through 23:31
Vera Santos from Portugal was trolling behind the pack trying not to fall too far behind coming through 5K in 23:36.
Lizbeth Silva of Mexico and Paulina Buziak of Poland came through in 23:28 & 23:29
While it started cool, things heated up quickly and the athletes were quick to exploit the misters as well as water/sponge tables.
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