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Jason Shortis was really awesome. Saw him walking after his race today, so I called to him and he stopped for about 5 min for a chat.
Its great to see the big guns aren't too big for us little guys :)
This is news? As far as I know he "rocks an aero lid" in every race he does...bar one.
blood, sweat...and big gears
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''
- Muhammad Ali
We still don't have a all under one umbrella, comprehensive program for testing Professional Triathetes. Why don't we work on that first, before we start testing athletes that are doing something that is more or less a hobby.
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x4, and I don't care if it's not perfect at first. Better yet is to do it at the qualifiers. Gotta pay your money, pee in the cup, and if you turn out to be a cheat they should give you a lifetime ban from Kona and keep your money. Cheating in a AG race has to be one of the lamest things imaginable in sports.
I know it's elitist but with another foot of snow bearing down on my position, I'm feeling spicy and since I can't punch Mother Nature in the dick... ;^)
This is money that should be spent on testing pro's out of competition. If there's a drug problem in this sport, that's where it is.
that would jack up already high event prices. As far as "slow AGers"
having sour grapes I agree some do but when a 55yo runs a 3:00
marathon in Kona(2004) there is something going wrong. Thats not
sour grapes that is fact. I disagree with pros using but I understand
because it is their living and as pointed out AG for the most part
do this as a hobby and so why should it be tolerated by them.
I said it clearly the first two times, but apparently you still struggle with basic reading.
I don't give a rat's ass about the pro's. This is primarily an age group sport that people put an enormous amount of time into in order to be good. To those AG competing at the top levels, they deserve a fair race. To suggest that there isn't doping taking place in AG races is one of the funniest things I've read on here in a while. Is it rampant? Probably not, but when there are only 1-3 slots open at each qualifier in the older age groups, just having one dirty athlete is more than significant.
Is that simple enough for you?
and for those who don't want to click into it here is Alexander racing there last weekend :
The above is probably the worst quality photo from the page link above, but was put here to show the aero helmet.
Full event coverage of triathlon/ironman in photos.