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IM St. George thread- The last running today
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This fine race deserves at least one last thread dedicated to it.

Coverage Is found at: .http://stgeorge.ironmanlive.com/#axzz1twx7GvLM

The weather forecast is calling for a high of 85 degrees with 10mph winds. Reports are that the water at Sand Hollow State Park is "comfortable". Be sure to join us tomorrow starting at 8:30am EST/6:30am MST for our coverage of what promises to be an exciting race.

It looks like the weather will be pretty reasonable for those racing.

Hugh

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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Good luck to all racers today. Enjoy the 140.6 mile victory lap....work is done!
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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Good luck to all.
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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They hype their new race coverage and it is...5 fixed cameras for us to stare at! pass

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [bcagle25] [ In reply to ]
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bcagle25 wrote:
They hype their new race coverage and it is...5 fixed cameras for us to stare at! pass

Yeah, but it does show that the wind started to really rip less than 10 minutes into the swim.

Hugh

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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I have the live coverage on and all they are showing is the finishing Shute, I guess they are not covering any of the swim? Never mind, just realized they have different channels.
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [Rover24] [ In reply to ]
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10 mph winds? looks like the wind is howling out there !
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [vtlars] [ In reply to ]
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vtlars wrote:
10 mph winds? looks like the wind is howling out there !

Yes, I could see white caps on the lake so over 12mph down there. But:

Heather Wurtele in the lead car is reporting that the winds are much calmer as the riders have come up from Sand Hollow State Park and are approaching St. George.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [vtlars] [ In reply to ]
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If you got to the bottom of the page at:
http://stgeorge.ironmanlive.com/

You can click on T1 for bike start coverage. There are 5 links for cameras at the bottom.
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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Either Athlete Tracker is completely F###ed up (wouldn't be a huge surprise) or a huge number of athletes didn't make the swim cutoff today.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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I noticed the same... frustrating. For some reason I'm guessing that the tracker is fubar'ed versus thinking that half of the M35-39 age group didn't finish the swim. It still shows a swim time for those who didn't make the cutoff but still crossed the mat.



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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [Tri14] [ In reply to ]
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If the video is real time, there are a ton of bikes still sitting in transition 15 minutes after the swim cutoff.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [vtlars] [ In reply to ]
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vtlars wrote:
10 mph winds? looks like the wind is howling out there !

The wind is gusting so strong out between Gunlock & Veyo that Ben Hoffman was blown off the road and had to unclip and remount his bike.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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sciguy wrote:
If the video is real time, there are a ton of bikes still sitting in transition 15 minutes after the swim cutoff.


See that. We need to demand a rule change to offer more time to people to get comfortably out of the water at their leisure and make it to the bike course. It is all so unfair.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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Sounds like a really rough day out there. If WTC had not killed the 140.6, the news of a very hard swim on top of an already difficult course would have likely reduced numbers further. Hopefully this does not discourage folks from the 70.3 next year.
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [R10C] [ In reply to ]
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Yes very hard conditions, high winds 40mph.

About 100 did not make the swim cut off or were pulled out of the water...
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sportstats] [ In reply to ]
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sportstats wrote:
Yes very hard conditions, high winds 40mph.

About 100 did not make the swim cut off or were pulled out of the water...

Marc,

Was there a large DNS component today? It looks like way more than 100 not making the swim if you just check a few categories.

Hugh

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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The swim times and DNF swim numbers are crazy
One of last years AG winner had 20 minutes slower swim this year
Weather update?
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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sportstats] [ In reply to ]
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sportstats wrote:
Yes very hard conditions, high winds 40mph.

About 100 did not make the swim cut off or were pulled out of the water...

I count 107 with times over 2:20. That doesn't take into account any pulled from the water.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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I was thinking the same thing about the DNS numbers. I was trying to track a friend who should be a top 20% 45-49er, is a strong swimmer and was very ready for IMSG but I can't find him. Looking at the age groups there are huge #s of DNS. I thought the timing might be off somehow? Strange. Looking forward to hearing more about why this happened today.

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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I am not on site but was told over 1400 of 1800 started the event.

About 100+ dnf on swim or so.

Marc
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I am not on site but was told over 1400 of 1800 started the event.

About 100+ dnf on swim or so.

Marc

There are swim times listed for 1346 total athletes including the pros. If 1400 actually started the race that means 54 people were pulled from the swim. Additionally 107 of the swim times where longer than 2:20 so the total that didn't finish the swim in time looks like 161 to me. That is based on 1400 starting though. GIGO applies.

Hugh

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [sciguy] [ In reply to ]
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I'm on site helping with T1 bags and yea 30+ winds seem about right...so many pulled and so many missing the cutoff. Ironman made the announcement that those who we pulled/missed could continue w/out official time...no chips. Tough conditions for sure!

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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [Yermo] [ In reply to ]
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Next think you know, they will give EVERYONE a metal. This crap has to stop!


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Re: IM St. George thread- The last running today [Yermo] [ In reply to ]
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Started my 11th IM this morning at St. George. Perfect morning, calm and comfortable temps. As soon as the gun went off, the winds kicked up to a wicked pace. As you rounded the first turn buoy, complete carnage in the water. 5-8ft swells, spraying water everywhere. It looked like a ship wreck out there, swimmers scattered everywhere. I swam about another 500 meters, and had no idea where I was. Buoys were being blown all over. I was thinking "Is that one I just passed, or when I need to swim to?" The waves and conditions were getting worse. The only thing I could spot was a rescue boat with the flashing red and blue lights.

Decision=not drown and live to race another day. So, as hard as it was, that's what I did. Huge props to those that made it, to those that didn't, no shame in making the right call. Plus, I kind of want to make it to my 44th B-day on Wednesday, the 9th.

Time to go spectate, hang with the girlfriend, and cheer everyone on.

Have a great day everybody!!
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