This is how it’s supposed to be done:
This is how it’s more often done:
This is what happened to the team from Russia:
They did, eventually, push the buggy out of the obstacle, and pushed on to the next one before giving up.
I was amused by the fact that when they hit the obstacle and got stuck, the guy on the team launched into a flurry of Russian I didn’t understand, punctuated with a couple of words starting with F— and S— that I and the other bystanders did.
I guess English is truly the new Lingua Franca when it’s the language used when we have to pardon your French.
I thought it was really cool that Russia joined the participants this year, but I’ll admit that I still had enough nationalism to find it amusing that they struggled. I’ll admit having a passing thought along the lines of, no wonder we beat them to the moon.
These are some pictures I took: