Yes, even she caught up to me. I told them I wasn't okay, but I would be once the course flattened back out. I pretty much just limped down the hill... I was so slow that people I had passed at mile 1 caught up with me. Walkers caught up with me.
I did come across a women who had the following on the back of her shirt: "If you can read this, I'm not last." To which I said (to myself): It's on, lady, it's so on. I made it my mission to pass her and I was finally able to do it with about half a mile to go.
Oh and the medal we got is gorgeous. It almost makes up for the horrible slanted course. But not really.