Kay Serrar wrote:
Kay Serrar wrote:
well presented. based on that evidence, and the rationale used for DQ'ing her from this year's IMC, I don't see how WTC could NOT DQ her from IMC 2013. If they didn't, it would be inconsistent.
An article has been posted on the main page http://www.slowtwitch.com/...ds_Athlete_5326.html
That's good that they have now also DQ'd her for the 2013 IMC race.
For the 2014 ITU Worlds in Weihai, it appears that the ITU do not have access to the run lap split data, which means they cannot do a similar analysis as WTC has done, even if there were photos of her in close proximity to other athletes. However, the ITU could still DQ her based on an "unreasonable" total run time - unreasonable being based on comparisons to her performances elsewhere. It seems that there was a bit of a mess in the Weihai timings, but even if they thought JM's bike time may have been longer (it is extremely unlikely it could have been shorter, as she had one of the fastest bike splits in her AG), then this would mean her run split would have been even quicker
. So either a) her bike split is accurate and she ran a 6:48/mile pace for the 20km run, which seems unreasonable enough for a DQ, or b) her bike split was longer and she would have had to run even faster than that (ie. also a DQ).
I suspect ITU have concluded that a 6:48/mile run pace is close enough to possible that they don't feel they can DQ her, but it's sad that she is clinging on to someone else's (Victoria Hill's) World Champion title in the face of all the overwhelming evidence.
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Although the ITU doesn't feel they have the data to disqualify her, couldn't the Canadian Tri Federation recommend her for retroactive disqualification based on the preponderance of the evidence...or somehow rescind her credentials in a manner that would allow the ITU to act? Given that she is up to 3 disqualifications that span before and after Wehai, including her qualifying race, it would be honorable thing to do as a nation given that no one in the sport believes she actually performed at that level.