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Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth??
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This caught me by surprise but it appears Joe Gambles was photographed wearing headphones on the run during Challenge Roth. Not only did he not get DQ'd, but he made the podium with a 4th place finish.... Below is the link by Slowtwitch with images from the race. Gambles image is toward the bottom of the site. Is anybody else seeing this?

Edit: Just looked into this further and headphones are allowed during the marathon.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/...oth_-_race_4468.html

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Last edited by: Specialized22: Jul 20, 14 12:18
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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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Specialized22 wrote:
This caught me by surprise but it appears Joe Gambles was photographed wearing headphones on the run during Challenge Roth. Not only did he not get DQ'd, but he made the podium with a 4th place finish.... Below is the link by Slowtwitch with images from the race. Gambles image is toward the bottom of the site. Is anybody else seeing this?

http://www.slowtwitch.com/...oth_-_race_4468.html

wow, what is the rule at Roth?

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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I thought you were full of it until I saw the picture! Rules must be different in Europe?


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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [tenzo] [ In reply to ]
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Yea, I thought this was crazy but I just found where it's allowed during the run.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/...challenge-roth_79347


"Headphones are allowed during the marathon, as long as the volume is not excessive and does not interfere with athlete safety."

Luke McKenzie had his on also...

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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Specialized22 wrote:
Yea, I thought this was crazy but I just found where it's allowed during the run.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/...challenge-roth_79347


"Headphones are allowed during the marathon, as long as the volume is not excessive and does not interfere with athlete safety."

Luke McKenzie had his on also...

So much for the comments on the other thread that using headphones during the run is, well, ....

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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F.Y.I.:

Course closed to traffic.

And sad.
As he missed out on so much fun.
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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [windschatten] [ In reply to ]
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windschatten wrote:
F.Y.I.:

Course closed to traffic.

And sad.
As he missed out on so much fun.

Never seen a top racer use headphones. I have never used one in a race, and would never consider wearing one. We look dorky enough already, and the headphones, IMO, make it worse.
I want to be talking to folks around me while I am running, saying thanks to volunteers, spectators, not being in my own little world during a race. But what do I know.

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [windschatten] [ In reply to ]
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windschatten wrote:
F.Y.I.:

Course closed to traffic.

And sad.
As he missed out on so much fun.

+1. At Roth! of all places.

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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Look, Joe has probably raced 100s of times without phones. I think it's quite cool that Roth allows it. As a matter of fact, everything I've seen about this race has been extremely positive.

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
Never seen a top racer use headphones. I have never used one in a race, and would never consider wearing one. We look dorky enough already, and the headphones, IMO, make it worse.
I want to be talking to folks around me while I am running, saying thanks to volunteers, spectators, not being in my own little world during a race. But what do I know. .
Perhaps you didn't realize it's possible to speak with headphones on. They don't actually block speech or send the sound out to other people - they just send sound to your ears. So you can say "Thanks" or "Water" just fine with them.

It's even possible to hear things with headphones on if you set the volume low enough. Believe it or not it's true! Your hearing won't be as acute as if you didn't have them, but you can hear a lot.

Just sayin'.


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jt10000 wrote:
h2ofun wrote:
Never seen a top racer use headphones. I have never used one in a race, and would never consider wearing one. We look dorky enough already, and the headphones, IMO, make it worse.
I want to be talking to folks around me while I am running, saying thanks to volunteers, spectators, not being in my own little world during a race. But what do I know. .

Perhaps you didn't realize it's possible to speak with headphones on. They don't actually block speech or send the sound out to other people - they just send sound to your ears. So you can say "Thanks" or "Water" just fine with them.

It's even possible to hear things with headphones on if you set the volume low enough. Believe it or not it's true! Your hearing won't be as acute as if you didn't have them, but you can hear a lot.

Just sayin'.

Yep, you are 100% correct. Just sends the wrong message that I would want to send racing, but that is just me.

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Timtek wrote:
Look, Joe has probably raced 100s of times without phones. I think it's quite cool that Roth allows it. As a matter of fact, everything I've seen about this race has been extremely positive.
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I think its cool as well .... there's no safety reason for not wearing headphones on any IM distance run despite what all the ST naysayers suggest. Looks like the biggest safety risk at Roth is at the pre-race dinner noodle line ;-)

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [dcsxtri10] [ In reply to ]
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do they also usually have to wear bib numbers on the bike? #notaero

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I think he heard you were racing and wanted to ensure he wouldn't be bothered...
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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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Interesting. Personally, I think the whole no headphones & no music thing is a bit of a silly rule. I don't often run with music but I have no problem with others doing it even if it's loud.


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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Mr. October] [ In reply to ]
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I wouldn't mind to run with headphones either!


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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [LuisDF] [ In reply to ]
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Ran with headphones - first time for me in a race and quite liked it. Big portions of the run course are very remote and you are all by yourself. Good time to have some music to help things along. And at km 40 some Eminem "lose yourself" was great to get that final push going. I didn't find that it interfered with speaking to people.

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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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What I don't understand is how was he able to post a respectable transition while having to deal with this?



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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Nunchuck_Canuck] [ In reply to ]
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Nunchuck_Canuck wrote:
What I don't understand is how was he able to post a respectable transition while having to deal with this?



LOL!


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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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They have always been allowed at Roth Bek Keat wore them when she was second to Chrissie. Shock. Horror. Outrage.
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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [odin99] [ In reply to ]
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German triathlon requires bib numbers on the bike.

You're not allowed to wear them under your wetsuit for some reason though.
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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Specialized22] [ In reply to ]
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Headphones are an exception to DTU rules for this race (only).

Bib numbers required on bike.

No body marking at all.
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I'd really have to lay those headphones out nicely since every time I grab them they look like this:


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Specialized22 wrote:
Joe Gambles was photographed wearing headphones on the run during Challenge Roth.
I'm more shocked that Gambles, Caroline Steffan, Timo Bracht and other pros are wearing [gasp!] compression sleeves.* Don't they listen to the almighty Slowtwitch gurus??!!



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Re: Joe Gambles wearing headphones at Challenge Roth?? [Kentucky Mac] [ In reply to ]
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I'll bet he was listening to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

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