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About Blacky

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  • Birthday 14/10/1971

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  1. It wasn't a great debut from Brownlee. But I recall Chris McCormack took more than a few goes to get it right. 2002 DNF, 2003 59th, 2004 DNF, 2005 6th, 2006 2nd, 2007 1st. Frodeno is 38 and will be off the scene by the time Alistair gets the formula right, assuming he really wants it.
  2. Elite are running the xterra in WA ?
  3. In my coffee shop discussions it has come up again due to the Asada sanctions list which is recent. Maybe Zed and I go the same coffee shop as I am hearing the same rumours. I was not aware of anyone being banned until now.
  4. That was from three years ago, but I did hear this morning some names may be released. Is this why you bring this back up again ? You will find one already in the Asada current sanctions section of their website, which I am told relates to this, it surprises me and has been kept very quite. It would be a bit unfair to her if the rest did not also come out.
  5. The latest IM talk podcast 679 talks about the tests you should take. Starts about 45 mins in.
  6. We have seen this in WA. With trievents being bought by Channel 7 and then going under, leaving us with no sprint series.
  7. Does anyone know the status of Xterra Australia ? They are not listing dates for any races in the future other than Xterra Dwellingup, which is a new race they cancelled last year and may or may not go ahead. They are not listing dates for any of their previous races which makes me wonder whether Xterra in Australia has died again or is being rebirthed ?
  8. Probably the best book I have read on the subject; https://www.joefrielsblog.com/2015/01/what-it-takes-to-be-fast-after-50.html It has a graph for each sport plotting the world records by age category so you can see the drop off in speed as you age. It really accelerates after 50.
  9. $15,000 watch, imagine how much he spent on his tri bike.
  10. I can’t find any record of him holding a financial services licence or being authorised under any licence. Last record I found was when he was banned by asic in 2003. I am having a hard time believing he was ever licenced.
  11. Was he really a licenced financial adviser or did he just call himself one ?
  12. I suspect it was not financially viable and blaming it on the Rottnest authority was an easy target, note they also cancelled some other events that were not considered viable like Hillarys.
  13. They often go well first race back, but to keep that up is hard. Priorities in life change, it would be even harder if your husband does it at a high level as well. You can win Busselton if you are 5% off your best but not Hawaii. There are a few exceptions but not many. Rachael Joyce, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, then 20th as a mum and did not qualify in 2018. Top effort to just get back there though.
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