I think that this event represented the maturity of our sport at the International level. It was a very tight race - a tightly contested race. I'm not sure how much more advantage can be gained in future events by 'getting better' at any single aspect of competition. With more things being equal (training, nutrition, crewing, strategy) we are beginning to see the true brilliance and athletic ability of the horse and the skill and horsemanship of the rider prevail.
I have written many many words about this event, about Malaysia as host, about the efforts behind a WEC. This link will take you there -
WEC wrap up - Steph's view
Congratulations to all who endeavored and to all who succeeded!