Earlier is possible, but soooooooo hard. I vote skip the men's start. Canadian women are the more interesting athletes in any event.
After seeing results of today's long race it is going to be hard to skip the men's relay unfortunately.
OK plan is to skip the men's race and watch the women's race. So plan is to run from 8-9:30'ish then start watching at 9:45am
canada flags or T-shirts are required! :-)