This was my first Columbia and I have to say it's as great a race as everyone said it was. After a sub-30 minute swim, the bike course started in the rain. Being a long-time cyclist, I knew to stay off the white lines when they're wet, but I saw lots of people go down. Luckily, it didn't look like anyone was hurt. The sun came out for the run (of course) but I managed to break 10 minutes per mile for the 10K which was my goal. I'll definitely be back next year.