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Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win!
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Nope i don't really think he can win haha! A few years ago I kinda thought he had some potential but I am losing faith, I wonder how he will fair on Saturday.
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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [Cookiebuilder] [ In reply to ]
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He's still quite young. I believe he did Patagoniman back in the fall. He also swim/biked at IM Cozumel, not sure how far he got on the run: http://eu.ironman.com/...;ps=20#axzz5mCwTBQwP

Think he has a bright future ahead of him once he cracks the IM distance.

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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [Cookiebuilder] [ In reply to ]
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I raced with him in Patagonia, and he demolished that course (full IM, with over 8k of climbing on the bike, and 4k on the run), and he beat the multiple-time Norseman winner by something like 20min. The kid has oodles of talent so he should be someone to watch for sure.

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Cool I was wondering If he had Ironman potential, or even upper level 70.3. I don't really follow him, except when he first started doing less xterra and more ironman branded stuff i remember thinking wow this kid is going to be good.
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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [Cookiebuilder] [ In reply to ]
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He has his bike racked close to the one of Pedro Gomes, and that is all. :-o
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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [CPT Chaos] [ In reply to ]
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Totally agree, Mauricio, or Mau as he is commonly known in Latin America is one of the most talented triathletes and with most potential on the circuit. He beat a top field last year in Philippines 70.3 as well as winning numerous other 70.3 races and winning Xterra Worlds in Maui 2 years ago. I was surprised to see him on the start list of IM Texas as I wasn't aware he was going to do a 140.6 race.

I would have thought he would have waited a bit to go long as he is quite young, but should no doubt be an interesting race tomorrow. Don't think we will see the W for him with such a deep and experienced field, however could definitely see him be in the mix for a top 10 for sure.
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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Herbert wrote:
He has his bike racked close to the one of Pedro Gomes, and that is all. :-o

I just found this that you wrote and the follow-up on his conviction... Nutty. Also his fans in the comments of the conviction article were also off their rockers.

https://www.slowtwitch.com/...riendships_4152.html

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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [RowToTri] [ In reply to ]
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That article is unreal.
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Re: Mendez Cruz First Ironman? Texas I predict win! [RowToTri] [ In reply to ]
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Forgot about that article, crazy

I’m excited to see how Mendez does. He’s had a number of solid 70.3’s in addition to his Xterra success. Just 23 years old, if he doesn’t burn out or wear out he could have a really great career in front of him. TRS podcast (rip) interviewed him in episode 104 about a year and a half ago

Matt
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