A Slippery Slope to the Top on Cross-Country at Olympic Eventing Competition

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London Olympics cross-country course designer Sue Benson’s track was every bit as twisty, turny, hilly, and tight as she’d predicted.

Of the 74 starters, nine finished the 5,728-meter course under the optimum time of 10:03. 

Nine starters, including U.S. riders Tiana Coudray on Ringwood Magister and Will Coleman on Twizzel, had jumping penalties.

Fifteen pairs were eliminated after falls of horse or rider (or both) on course

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