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70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled
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http://ap.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/ironman-70.3/taupo/athletes/race-information/important-update.aspx#axzz50EcWQQ3h




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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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How soft. A real ironman from my day would be able to fight off a stupid toxic algae. Can't believe they're catering to the lowest common immune system now!!!!

/pink /first
Last edited by: ChrisM: Dec 7, 17 13:33
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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So they made it R-B-R? Ug.
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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It better be clear by Christmas when we're heading up for a holiday.
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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yesterday swimming in the lake I was thinking "this lake is so clean and clear, wish all the tri's I did were in a lake like this."
sigh

Brian Stover
Accelerate3 Coaching
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [desert dude] [ In reply to ]
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it's a beautiful place to swim in. hope that it is clear of the toxic algae by march!
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [fulla] [ In reply to ]
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I'm bummed bc I wanted to do the Friday night 1k swim race this evening.

Have to say running the lake path this morning was awesome!

Brian Stover
Accelerate3 Coaching
twitter & IG = @accelerate3
Last edited by: desert dude: Dec 7, 17 14:57
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [desert dude] [ In reply to ]
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yeah. i lived there 2003-end of 2005. used to love driving along the lake on a still summer's morning.
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [kiwi.] [ In reply to ]
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"up"? Are you living on Antarctica?
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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There’s a whole South Island down there in kiwi land.....and Taupo is sorta mid north island.
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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lacticturkey wrote:
"up"? Are you living on Antarctica?

You'd think so judging by the time it takes to drive from Wellington to taupo.
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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But this part is pretty cool -- making the best of it:

"if you decide not to compete on Saturday, we would like to offer you the chance to transfer your entry at no cost to any of our other 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 races in Australia or New Zealand."
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [Kula] [ In reply to ]
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Kula wrote:
But this part is pretty cool -- making the best of it:

"if you decide not to compete on Saturday, we would like to offer you the chance to transfer your entry at no cost to any of our other 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 races in Australia or New Zealand."
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i saw this and thought jane patterson must be in the works there. she put on IMNZ for years, then went to managing nz-australia races, and always not just put on great races, but did the right thing for athletes when crises arose.
peggy
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [MTRIB] [ In reply to ]
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Didn’t race it this year, but have in the past. Many friends did and had a great (but hot) morning. There have been further patches of algae spotted in the south eastern parts of the lake this week, which is a real worry. Epic Swim and Across The Lake are also at risk - but if we get some decent rainfall soon, hopefully things will improve...it’s been ridiculous this last three or four weeks.

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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [fulla] [ In reply to ]
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I´m coming from Chile in march for the IM NZ. Could this toxic algae still be in the lake.
Has this happens in previous years.

Regards, Rufo
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [rufo] [ In reply to ]
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Impossible to say I’m afraid. The last time I remember the swim being cancelled was 2011 (2012?) and that was because people were actually able to surf on the lake. Conditions the following day were perfect but they ran it as a 70.3 instead. More of the algae was found in th Hutt river near Wellington today, so unfortunately it’s not an isolated incident. Perhaps when we get some rain things will improve. I hope you’ll still come across!

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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [mongooseman] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for your answer. Hoping to be a perfect day,
Regards
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [mongooseman] [ In reply to ]
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mongooseman wrote:
Impossible to say I’m afraid. The last time I remember the swim being cancelled was 2011 (2012?) and that was because people were actually able to surf on the lake. Conditions the following day were perfect but they ran it as a 70.3 instead. More of the algae was found in th Hutt river near Wellington today, so unfortunately it’s not an isolated incident. Perhaps when we get some rain things will improve. I hope you’ll still come across!

2012 was the cancelled 140.6 with the 70.3 run the next day.

2011 was the year it rained all day.

:)

Team Dimond
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Re: 70.3 Taupo, NZ - Swim cancelled [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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That’s right - thanks! I remember there were some frantic pro punctures in the downpour.

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