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  2. Respecting the Race

    Nah. In his report he says he thought about stopping, but saw others there so didnt. As a fellow competitor who was right there, and had spoken encouragement just beforehand,........ i would have stopped. But i wasnt there, and this isnt personal.
  3. Respecting the Race

    I thought I saw something that said he did stop, and when he saw that there was spectators and others helping Matt, then he continued...
  4. Respecting the Race

    I like the article, but 2 things I noted – He was riding with Matt Russel when he was slammed. I think he should have stopped, regardless. Yes, he thought about quitting, and didn’t. He says “Physically, mentally, emotionally. I don’t know if I ever can or will be able to do something that hard again. I feel like it took a couple of years off my life!” – so there is a cost to finishing at all costs. If that level of commitment to finish one race regardless of the time puts you in a bad place for a long time to come and to the detriment of your career, (as seems to have happened to another high profile aussie pro) that’s pretty extreme. And maybe not the smartest choice career-wise long term.
  5. Respecting the Race

    Nah, Jan was channeling his hero. He had heard about the legend of some Aussie guy who laid down at Kona yet still had the balls to get up respect the race enough to finish.
  6. Respecting the Race

    And furthermore Jan didnt quit after laying down for a while sue to his back but still got up and finished. Was it due to the work he put in for the race and maybe nothing to do with the responsibilities to their sponsors as I previously said?
  7. Lances Tour Podcast.

    Listening to these podcasts you can tell he has an ego bigger than Texas, he simply cant stop talking about himself (except when it comes to his past indiscretions which he glosses over or makes light of)
  8. Respecting the Race

    Using his words can we assume due to all the work he did was the reason he didnt just quit? And those that didnt put in the work, make the decision of quitting easy??
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  10. Top Money Earners

    Post Kona update Week: 41 Full List Pro Athlete's Prize Ranking There were 3 races on the weekend including- Challenge Paguera Mallorca in Spain, IM World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and IM Louisville in the USA. Obviously after the IMWC there have been a few changes to the top 5 overall. Top 5 male prize money earners- 1. Mario Mola (ESP) 2. Javier Gomez (ESP) 3. Richard Murray (ZAF) 4. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 5. Patrick Lange (GER) Top 5 female prize money earners- 1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2. Flora Duffy (BER) 3. Katie Zaferes (USA) 4. Lucy Charles (GBR) 5. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) Men_Top50_20171015.pdf Men_Top50_2.pdf
  11. Respecting the Race

    Now jesse is a professional. Fark he didnt quit when he had valid reasons. And this So clearly, despite the result, I’m proud of finishing. I thought A LOT about dropping out. I mean A LOT, like basically every 5 minutes for about 80 minutes straight. The pain was overwhelming and coming to terms with the “failure” emotionally after all the work and sacrifices I listed above was also brutal. There was definitely some crying. Read more at http://www.triathlete.com/2017/10/ironman/jesse-thomas-kona-race-report-hard_307597#qwbIq3gdb0P9MURt.99
  12. Lances Tour Podcast.

    Lance is a dick. Trying to re-invent and re-market himself. He's lucky he's not in the can .... but there is still hope! From a former fanboy.
  13. Respecting the Race

    Got to love Jesse's attitude to it .... never say stop (learning)...
  14. Where's Macca?

    There will be a Super league race in USA or US territory eventually?
  15. is training sterile for the IM these days

    Just like a tiger 🐯
  16. Respecting the Race

    Interesting report here http://www.triathlete.com/2017/10/ironman/jesse-thomas-kona-race-report-hard_307597
  17. Run technique/ dynamics, any videos?

    Will stopping a turtle head poking out suffice?
  18. is training sterile for the IM these days

    I hear the Maidenwell hotel at the base of the mountains puts on a pretty mean spit roast these days AP, Saturday nights every few weeks
  19. Lances Tour Podcast.

    Just a bump, Lances stages podcast did some Kona stuff. A preview, then an episode each with Dave Scott and Mark Allen then a wrap up. Some good stuff in there.
  20. How long have you got left to live - touch wood

    Live like you are going to die tomorrow, one day you'll be right
  21. How long have you got left to live - touch wood

    Well that was really useful! Based on that I plan to still be working when I keel over!
  22. Run technique/ dynamics, any videos?

    Roxii - I'd do this if you actually really want to run.
  23. Official "Where I've ridden" thread

    So have now done 3 or 4 rides on the HT rebuild and after a long break from riding in the RNP I must say the trail fairies have been extremely busy. It is possible to ride from e Heathcote to sutherland, Kirrawee and Grays point all on narrow, windy single track and stay off all the main firetrails. Have done 2 x 1 hour rides recently almost exclusively on "new" trails I hadn't ridden before.
  24. http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-long-have-you-got-left-find-out-with-our-life-expectancy-interactive-20171018-gz3av2.html I am June 15, 2051. Touch wood. Get living.
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