This WC XCO race can only be described as a very wet and muddy affair.
These images were taken at an event and in a location that should have been a dry dustbowl in mid-October. The rain gods of Elgin had other ideas, however, producing a non-stop deluge of water here in the Western Cape for the entire week preceding the race.
As a photographer, I love this kind of stuff because even though it makes it incredibly hard to move around while protecting very expensive equipment from the worst of the deluge, the human side of the race is so worth the effort.
You can never go wrong shooting a muddy face.
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