A day I will never forget. EOC relay.
I was really motivated for this event. I was running the first leg, followed by Dani and Mätthu. My plan was to be active in the lead but still always have the full control. I succeeded mostly really well. To #4 (the famous one) I also searched a bit, but because I entered the circle cleanly I was able to relocate quickly and find my control. I pushed a bit and quite quickly I was back with the lead. The forking separated us at the end, I then pushed really hard to make a difference but made 2x20sec mistake. It was good enough to come back with the lead.
Dani then started off. He lost about 1min30 in the beginning. I thought it would be over, but then at the spectator control he seemed really close again. I went to the run out to cheer for Mätthu for the last leg, but I could still see most of the shoot in. 100m before the finish I was counting the seconds Dani was behind the lead. I counted 19s. I was so excited that we were back in the race. But while I was waiting for Mätthu, he was just not coming. What had happened ? The speaker also seemed confused, he was mentioning Dani's name, but I just couldn't grasp what was happening. Finally, what felt like an eternity (1min behind the lead), Mätthu passed by where I was standing. Shortly afterwards I realized what had happened to Dani. My heart sank in my heals, the worst case scenario, the one you secretly know can happen, but always ignore, had just happened. I hope he will recover well.