The battle has been joined. Wayne arrived on the bike course at 4:53p.m. local time, disguised as a raisin. He was second out of the water after a brisk morning swim. Michelle from South Africa, via San Fransisco was the first athlete to finish the swim. Andreas from Germany is in third place, each is seperated by about twenty minutes. I am using the computer that the race has provided, I will get organized shortly. Night will fall soon and things should settle down. I am also helping Michelle, as she has no crew, but is very self sufficient. I will add another report once I get some warm clothes and and make sure everyone has what they need. I will add some pictures also.