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    Lance Armstrong ban lifted.

    Im not sure either - but while they are able to use more product to reach the heamatocrit level, the end result is to have an equal measure of blood cells in total, so should there fore be relatively equal? Its like minimum weights on bikes - some build a super light frame and then ballast to reach minimum weight, some build a stronger frame closer to the actual target, but end result is they weight the same. Granted, there are minor advantages to that example like COG, but they are minor. I remember reading Christoph Bassons book, and he was trying to reach the 50 level naturally, and while he could reach it using training techniques and sleeping in altitude chambers etc, he was amazingly fatigued by doing it, so lost any level of equality. He was a good study of someone trying to go clean - a successful junior who just could not find a way to be competitive without the gear. Its a very interesting book if you get the chance.
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    Lance Armstrong ban lifted.

    Interesting comment Rox, its safe to assume that Lance won his titles during the most prevalent doping period in cycling (at least with the highest performance ceiling). So to say we may never know how good he was - he was still the best of a generation, he may not have been clean but I dont see how he had any advantage over other GC riders given they were all doing the same gear. His biggest issue was he rubbed it in peoples faces and put so many people offside it was only a matter of time until someone wanted to shoot him down. Put it this way - its accepted Usain Bolt is the greatest runner ever. And he regularly beats convicted drug cheats. Do you think there are many people out there trying to delve deeply into his background to try and shoot him down??? No - because he is exceptionally good face for athletics and sport in general. He is amazing with media etc. Lance was a Prick, therefore a target. It doesn't diminish his achievements compared to his peers on a level playing field though.
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    But that will never actually happen. Now there is a precedence for shark sightings at these events, insurers will put demands in place to have systems like this for detection in place. If I was a sponsor looking to promote via Ironman, specifically Busso, I would be asking big questions about what systems were in place for shark issues before I signed up. If the answer was - 'we got rid of the detection systems, because if we dont know the sharks are there we will be ok' then I would be running for the hills. No insurer or sponsor wants to be exposed to potential issues like that. The issue has now been raised loud and clear after Busso/Rotto/Margret River cancellations. So now that the detection systems are in place, the results need to be acted upon correctly - once a shark is detected on this clever bouy, what happens? - a fleet of RIBs converge on the area to drive the shark away from the event area -underwater alarms sound to distract/remove shark form area -start waves delayed until area clear etc etc Detection systems are a reality now, the reaction to the detection is the next key step to be taken.
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    IM 70.3 Western Sydney (False Advertising??)

    From memory last year they had a separate shuttle for bikes in advance, so you could arrive at the venue and pick your bike up on site. I didnt use it last year, but seem to remember something along those lines.
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    IM 70.3 Western Sydney (False Advertising??)

    'Race Ironman WA - the Best in the West'
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Its great to see them reacting and making changes - but this doesn't appear to be any kind of deterrent to 'shark like' species. It seems like its going along the helicopter and drone line that its making it even easier to detect sharks in the area, which has led to the increase in cancellations. From a business point of view, the organisers have to do everything possible to stop the possibility of a shark attack, for sponsorship/entries/insurance reasons, regardless of if some people on here decide they would 'take the risk'. The real advancements will come off the responses to the information that this clever bouy will deliver.
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I'm just clearing from a cold and sinus infection back to back - try a nasal flush you get from the chemist, cheap, messy, effective.
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    Ironman South Africa

    It will be interesting to see how Wurf's run training is progressing.
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    Wireless headphones

    You can use the trex with any helmet to get the same effect - plus use them for running. And im pretty sure you can't use the cronos in a race?
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    Gomez v Bergs. Ironman Cairns

    Listened to a podcast with him a while back, I think the foot issue was the year before when he went as an age grouper. he new the foot wouldn't hold up for the run, but Kerrison wanted him to go for the experience of the place.
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    Commonwealth games chat.

    Did anyone notice the last kiwi in the relay jumped off the bike with his run shoes on?? Ive never seen that, would uld he use toe saddles or something??
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Agree - I make a point of doing some outdoor session is terrible weather - hot or cold, raining, windy etc. But the flexibility and purposeful training you get on an indoor smart trainer are bloody hard to replicate outdoors. I put the kids to bed and smash out a session in the dark, when I wouldn't ride at night where I live. I can dial in a recovery session, an FTP interval session etc, and get a very specific outcome for the time I spend on the trainer. There is definitely room for both.
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    Roth pro field

    James Cunnuma also announced last night he is in.
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I was bang on target leading into easter, and had a saddle sore blow up on good Friday after a hard zwift session. Drained it and started a course of antibiotics, and thought I would latke a couple of days off and spend some extra time with the kids - and the little monkeys gave me a cold they bought home from daycare. Smashing every cold and flu treatment I can, feeling a bit better today. Got a short run in this morning, and just did an hour on the bike using 2 pairs of Knicks and a corn pad🙄 Better now than in a month I guess!!
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    Lionel Sanders can swim now... :O

    Still a ways off the top swimmer's, but that is a MASSIVE improvement in 12 months. I would think that in the last year he has taken 5 minutes of his ironman swim time. Ive got a massive amount of respect for Sanders, watch some of his youtube videos and listen to some podcasts, he works his arse off strengthening his weaknesses, and isn't afraid to try a different approach to training. Amazing work ethic and level of self analysis.