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Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers

 

   


Plazbot

Feb 6, 10 19:05

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From Charlotte Paul's Twitter

"wow agers being drug tested at the finish line at Geelong 70.3 - that's a first"





tonyoh

Feb 6, 10 21:35

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Nice - about time!!


fedor123

Feb 7, 10 0:49

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Captain Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Crowie also rocked a aero lid from the looks of his twitter


1dayillwin

Feb 7, 10 2:59

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [fedor123] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I saw Crowie cross the finish line today. man he's fast, even in the last km's! (his first km off the bike was around 3:40. I've never run that full stop!!

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 :)

Cheers

Angelo


pdxjohn

Feb 7, 10 10:34

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Captain Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

They need to do this at Kona


chamuco

Feb 7, 10 11:23

Post #6 of 25 (4332 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [pdxjohn] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

x2!


596

Feb 7, 10 11:29

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [chamuco] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

x3 and then watch which top AGr's don't show : )
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Paul


Pete

Feb 7, 10 11:34

Post #8 of 25 (4310 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [fedor123] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Crowie also rocked a aero lid from the looks of his twitter

This is news? As far as I know he "rocks an aero lid" in every race he does...bar one.


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lacticturkey

Feb 7, 10 11:53

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [show pony] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

geelong...




Fleck

Feb 7, 10 12:21

Post #10 of 25 (4223 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Captain Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

This is one of those things that sounds good and probably should be done, and I would agree with, but to do it and really do it right, I am guessing is almost impossible!

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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Green Barf

Feb 7, 10 13:21

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [596] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
x3 and then watch which top AGr's don't show : )

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.


Philb

Feb 7, 10 14:07

Post #12 of 25 (4114 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Green Barf] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Testing at Kona is too late, since by that time they have already denied a clean athlete a slot at Kona. Is it not better to test at qualifiers and so offer the place to another athlete if they fail a test.


cidewar

Feb 7, 10 14:20

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Captain Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I would much rather the WTC or what ever national fed paid for that drug testing to put that money into out of comp testing of more pros.

I couldn't care less if AGers are taking drugs and would rather triathlon catch cheating pros.


JimmyRiccitello

Feb 7, 10 14:58

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [pdxjohn] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Ironman has tested age-groupers in the previous two Konas.

JR
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alex_emetique

Feb 7, 10 17:31

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [cidewar] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I can't wait to heard WTC announcing one AGers get caught...

Funny, but I think it's never going to happen...
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theriad

Feb 7, 10 19:31

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [cidewar] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Quote:

I would much rather the WTC or what ever national fed paid for that drug testing to put that money into out of comp testing of more pros.

I couldn't care less if AGers are taking drugs and would rather triathlon catch cheating pros.


In Reply To:

x2


Tridenmark

Feb 8, 10 4:42

Post #17 of 25 (3721 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Captain Awesome] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

As posted above it's not a first. I was tested first time as an age-grouper in 2001 after an age-group win over the ironman distance and again in 2007 over the ironman distance...

Tommy 'Torpedo' Nielsen

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aarondavidson

Feb 8, 10 6:21

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Tridenmark] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

What races?
-- Aaron Davidson


Green Barf

Feb 8, 10 12:10

Post #19 of 25 (3535 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [cidewar] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

-1. I couldn't agree less.

In Reply To:
I would much rather the WTC or what ever national fed paid for that drug testing to put that money into out of comp testing of more pros.

I couldn't care less if AGers are taking drugs and would rather triathlon catch cheating pros.


cidewar

Feb 8, 10 14:08

Post #20 of 25 (3470 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Green Barf] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

are you saying you'd rather pay for more AG testing and less PRO testing?


eganski

Feb 8, 10 14:13

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [alex_emetique] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's easier for slower age groupers to think the faster age groupers are using PED's than facing the harsh reality that the reason they're not at the pointy end of the age group field and/or qualifying for Kona is because they're just not good enough.

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.
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olddude

Feb 8, 10 15:43

Post #22 of 25 (3392 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [eganski] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I feel there needs to be testing for pros and AG alike unfortunantly
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.


Green Barf

Feb 8, 10 19:16

Post #23 of 25 (3345 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [cidewar] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
are you saying you'd rather pay for more AG testing and less PRO testing?

I said it clearly the first two times, but apparently you still struggle with basic reading.

YES

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?


cidewar

Feb 8, 10 20:05

Post #24 of 25 (3328 views)
Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [Green Barf] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

wow. sorry i caught you in the middle of a roid rage.

i guess we'll just have to disagree since racing triathlon isn't my job i don't get that worked up about it.


triathlonshots

Feb 10, 10 20:11

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Re: Geelong 70.3 (OZ). Drug Testing AGers [show pony] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Here is a link to a photo page of Geelong 70.3 from last weekend.

http://www.triathlonshots.com/Geelong2010.htm


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.

G.
http://www.TriathlonShots.com
Full event coverage of triathlon/ironman in photos.



   
 
 
 



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