2015 has shown itself to likely be the beginning of a new Era in the history of the Death March: smaller marches, single team finishes, and extreme temperatures. No one really knows how it will play out, however.
2015 is unique for a couple of reasons:
1. Hottest ever (are we going to enter an era of more extreme temperatures?)
2. First Cavalry member (are we going to see a more Multi-Modal March?)
3. Smallest March since 2008 (are we going to see a smaller March from now on?)
2016 had its own set of unique properties:
1. Tied for coldest march
2. Smallest March since 2005 (and tied with the very first march!)