"I was leading the women on the bike until the last two kilometers when a team-mate passed me. I got off my bike and struggled for the first few km on the run. I think my words to my sister when I saw her were “I’m really struggling’. I was running scared realizing I might actually get on the podium. I had Lisa (my sister) watching for other women and telling me how far back they were and if they were gaining on me. On the last 5 km lap, I started to find my legs again and picked up my pace, but was it going to be enough to hold my spot? Lisa disappeared to the finish line to see me cross. I started to realize what a huge boost it was seeing her on the course every lap. I dug deep for my own drive and crossed the finish line as World Champion. It truly was a powHER
ful ‘Pinch Me’ moment!”"
Unless her sister is a complete retard, she must have been aware her sister was cheating. The speed discrepancy between Julie Millers normal 6 min/km pace vs someone like Victoria Hill running at 4.10 pace would have been blatantly obvious.
Looking closer at these quotes compared to the official results:
"I was leading the women on the bike
..." - wrong. 2 Japanese athletes were leading the bike, having swum a 59:41 and 59:42, over 10 minutes quicker than anyone else. Her Canadian teammate, Jen Milton, also out-swam and out-biked her, as did South African, Jodi Zulberg.
"until the last two kilometers when a team-mate passed me
" - wrong. No Canadian women (in her age group at least), could have passed her in the last two kms. Jen Milton, who took 3rd on the day, swam and biked faster than JM, entering T2 in 5:21, 6 minutes ahead of JM. Victoria Hill, the British athlete who took 2nd on the day, could have overtaken her in the last two kms, as she entered T2 one minute ahead of JM in 5:26. (This assumes JM biked the full course)
"I got off my bike and struggled for the first few km on the run
." - this seem plausible, but doesn't fit with averaging 6:38/mile for the whole 20km run.
"On the last 5 km lap, I started to find my legs again and picked up my pace, but was it going to be enough to hold my spot?
" - so she admits that on the last of the 5km laps she was not
in first place, and then, having described all the previous details, she omits to describe the moment - the glorious moment surely - that she passed the leader to take over first place on the last lap? Surely that moment would be significant in her memory? Unless...