I got into Knoxville a few days before the race and the race site was right below my hotel, which is such a great convenience. I met up with some of the REV 3 staff, and thanked them for having me race their pro race. The day before the race, I tested out the water and it was undeniably cold. Yes, my body warmed up well in my XTERRA wetsuit, but my head was frozen. It would prove to be difficult conditions for the race.
One example of how REV 3 is pushing the sport forward is this PRO transition area.