If you don't want to know results, do not read on...I watched the race live on NBC streaming video.
The women's race definitely had some excitement and drama. There was a big pack that came out of the water together and a resulting chase pack. There was a crash in the chase pack, and perhaps some athletes unable to finish the event. (I don't know for sure now.)
Emma Snowsill, Vanessa Fernandez and Laura Bennett took out on a tear on the run. Snowsill put a surge on that Fernandez and Bennett could not match.
Snowsill was somehow misdirected on the last lap, having to jump across a barrier to be in the right lane. I don't know how this will play out.
Bennett tried to surge Fernandez off of her heels, but it didn't work. Bennett eventually faded to fifth.
1 - Snowsill (AUS)
2 - Fernandes (POR)
3 - Moffat (AUS)
4 - Bennett (USA)
11 - Haskins (USA)
19 - Ertel (USA)
As you watch race, notice the look of fatigue (or lack of) on each racer's face during the run. Also notice each racer's cadence - watch who fades and who maintains or improves cadence.
Great race. Tune into NBC Monday night for race coverage.