A quick chat with day crew navigator Luis Ramos tells me that all is well. Rob is riding and feeling good as he went through TS 12 in Mexican Hat, Utah, at 2:00 PM EDT.
Rob remains in fourth place. Third place rider Mark Pattinson put an additional 45 minutes on Rob between Kayenta and Mexican Hat. The fifth place rider went through Mexican Hat 13 minutes after Rob, which means he picked up 17 minutes on Rob. It would not surprise me to see these three places - 3,4,5 - change hands several times over the next few days. Nothing to read into there, other than Rob has slowed a bit for the past few hours, but that's just part of the ebb and flow of RAAM.