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    Drugs in triathlon 1 in 7. Really?

    Just listened to the ABC podcast - "Background Briefing" from the past week.... OMG! - some of these drugs (designed to combat muscle wasting during chemo) were withdrawn from research trials BY THE MANUFACTURER due to carcinogenic results! but are being imported into Aust by supplements makers and just labeled as "not for human consumption, research use only" - and one guy was turning over $15k a day of the little blighters ( @ $200 a month for "recommended dosage") If you don't have time to catch up on these (I listen to them =on my long runs), "Do yourself a favor" and run BOTH of these google searches: "SARMS results" (scary that these people choose to believe their own (filtered) "internet research") "SARMS banned" (see what WADA/TGA/FDA etc have to say) Yes it happens, there were six athletes banned on OZ for SARMS in 2016 for them and one was a triathlete.
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    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Anyone want to do my lit review - it's due in 4h & 54 min.....
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    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    But I see noon in the 80+ Interestingly little overlap, apart from the young ladies
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    New TT/TRI bike from Wilier

    Where are the brake lines when the handlebars do that disassemble thingy? Coz kinking hydraulic lines goes so well? It is pretty but why spend that much and not have full DA? This is even worse when we race HPVs pay 5k and get 105 if you're lucky ???
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    OD team is 526 Sprint team is 590 There are some double appearances, so total could be as high as 1000 ( but if you are doing IM stats you don't include 70.5 in there), personally I think the ITU should raise a few more sponsorship $ and cap countries at 10 per AG (instead of using the AG race/s to bankroll the Pro event (in the cash budget and the numbers for the grant applications). That 1281 number (# fake news? ) looks like the total number of applications (and most did not spend the $75 until they knew they were pretty close to making it). Remember there are a lot of AGs at the TWC where run splits required for a podium are under 35 min for 10km so and if you want to be the fastest (choose the right parents) then plan, commit and train. Draft legal, designed for TV armchair spectator, pro events aren't my thing.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    I booked 4 weeks LSL for September at end of last year, now I can apply for a week of sporting leave and get one week of that LSL back without stuffing up the bosses workload management.
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    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    Nice work CatLady. Do we have a definitive list of Trannies on the teams? Perhaps respond here along the lines of: trifun, OD, 50M
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    Drugs in triathlon 1 in 7. Really?

    I dopped up by having a KitKat to help pass the time waiting for my wave start the other weekend (one of those dark chocolate KitKats - extra caffeine and flavonoids in the dark ones.....)
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Will see how it goes, having learnt from previous campaigns I believe it is best to be in your accom at least 3 nights before the event so as to give your mind time to adust to the surroundings - backed up by a sleep study I read that said one never fully relaxes the first night in a strange bed as the "primitive" mind stays on high alert for potential danger in new surroundings. So ATM looking at 7 nights, wed to wed - the early arrival for me, the late departure so as to have some quality couples time on the GC after the race (look after the sig other, something else I've learnt(slowly)).
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    that would be for all of the events at TWC: OD, Sprint, (para?).... ie There were 724 applications for the OD team (including those who missed out and those listed as reserves) with 526 being successfull for the OD (Standard Distance) team (sprint does not interest me so much) - probably more thought about it but I suspect many waited untill April 1 to put up their $75 depending on if the numbers were adding up. In my category (M 50 - 54), for instance, 120 peolpe received points in the selection races with 46 doing multiple events (29 doing 3 +, 12 doing 4+, and 2 doing 5+ events). This with 25 selected (three of these only did two races, eg place top three at mool and anothert event basically seals the deal) plus another 5 nominated as reserves. I'd suggest pretty similar across the bulk of the categories as per normail entry deistributions across the A/Gs. TWC is an event like no other, basically there is nobody there to: see if they can go the distance, have a good time, keep their mates company, won a spot in a lottery etc. In the main they have had to "perform on the day" at multiple events over a whole summer of racing. Everybody there will have spent months training for this event and will bring out their "A" game. Personally I am thrilled to be attending my 3rd TWC (each in a different decade, but all at the Gold Coast). 1991, 2009, 2018. relieved that my strategy paid off. In 2009 I peaked at the start of the selection series and went, 1st, 2nd, 5th or something - maintaining the light weight was a real strain and I kept getting injured, so this time I just planned to be at my "A" level in September '18 and trusted that the progesssive improvements along the way would see me make the list. So 10 months ago I was 88kg and running a 50+ 10k, now down to 80kg and running a 45 min 10 k, target for TWC in 21 weeks ks 74 kg and 40min. (Weight and run stats because this is my weakest leg.) Good luck to every one who made the teams. Bring on September.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    So comfortably in (pending Thursday's announcement) - now to get training! (after I finish the painting and that Uni assignment Good luck to all who are waiting!
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    yeah should have made up for those two lousy results at the start of the series when I was crook, finish would have been better with out that 3:15 min penalty when some tool I had just passed and was 6 min in ahead of (wave starts) cut inside on the uturn then droppedin infront of me coming out of the northern turn around and I was the one penalised by the draft buster (then the sin bin marshal could not get her stop watch going @#$%, guy who came in to the box after me got timed by the other bloke and was released before me @#$%). Anyhow I should be right (depends how many age up in front of me ???? - won't know that until Thursday night though - I know of 2 but expect a couple more).
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    enough to get me a leave pass for a weekend trip to St Kilda
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Thx I think I might fit into it now - I've managed to loose 6kg since Townsville (with corresponding improvements in run times ) PS linky works well to register, but I was after the entry list just to work out if I actually needed to go...
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Anyone have a link to the entry list for St Kilda? Is it likely to be a wetsuit swim? Any other intel? Working on "permission to go away for the weekend"...... this may involve painting all the bedrooms in my house by next wednesday
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    1/2 Marra in d*#k togs?

    A litter harder to buy in regional Qld so I had mine custom made by a company whose main line was ballet wear (but the part owner also part owned a bris bike shop).
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    1/2 Marra in d*#k togs?

    Scott DH bars, AKA the rams horns, still have a set (direct from H IM in aa friends suitcase back in about '88) - hanging in the back of my shed next to my Brancale XP7 helmet. But back to thread - I believe the correct term would be "Men's racing brief" (imagine if a sports journo referred to a lady's swimwear as a "Taco Wrapper" etc (please excuse the reference). In Any case for the better proportioned gentelmen it was never an option for anything other than cold water swimming.
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    Is this really needed? Motors in bikes

    Turn up at an international level event with a severely custom paint job and expect to have the officials give it more than a cursory glance - apparently custom paint is used by some to hide the evidence of the modifications.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Bloody help punter to track things if people didn't keep racing with different first names at different events Now I've moved down by 3 more spots
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Thanks - so basically the same as 2009 (but hopefully without all those woeful roadworks on the bike. Where did you find the link to that, coz the ITU site seems to hide it pretty well
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Speaking of TA/ITU ... Anyone know when the website for the event might actually move into production mode - I mean the event is less than 6 months away now and there are no course details, nothing much more really than - it's at Southport & you should book some accommodation from our partners..... It is not really a great impression
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Nope, not currently on the TA site - did they take them down?
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    after those two louses races at Townsville & Robina - about 21st ... based on the entry list, as at now, Bunbury should change nothing, but too early to predict the st Kilda entry list....
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    I have all the numbers, up to and inc Vic Harb, for the 120+ ppl with pts in the 50-54 m ag
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