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Nope I was wrong let me change my numbers. In going to say 1.5 to 2hrs.

 

Based on a friends results at IM Malaysia v Melb last year.

 

He also went to Thailand & trained at Macca's joint so he was In good condition. This was also on the new course at a cooler time of the year.

 

For me it was a 2.5 to 3hr difference but I'm not the best in the heat & hills

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Wow! Didn't get a crack at Melb but i had a good day in Busso a few yrs ago. Thats big. CheersFYI did

For comparison I did

9:20 in Melb

9:49 in Port (poor result IMO)

10:20 in Malaysia

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For comparison I did

9:20 in Melb

9:49 in Port (poor result IMO)

10:20 in Malaysia

Thanks mate.

9.39 busso

9.52 port for me so i appreciate you sharing your numbers

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For comparison I did

9:20 in Melb

9:49 in Port (poor result IMO)

10:20 in Malaysia

I would say this is "best case" scenario.... 30mins slower compared to other courses around our area is really good going Edited by clintred

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I would say this is "best case" scenario.... 30mins slower compared to other courses around our area is really good going

Yeah, well aware that nothing is an exact science... just a very broad stab in the dark for argument sake.

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I still think I'm right lol

Well I haven't ruled it out just yet... i really want something to focus on post Cairns. Watch this space hopefully your theory will get to be tested again [emoji1]

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Well I haven't ruled it out just yet... i really want something to focus on post Cairns. Watch this space hopefully your theory will get to be tested again [emoji1]

Go for it!

 

If you get to Kona, it will feel like a cool climate IM, trust me!

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Last year of this race by the sounds of it.

no really!

i was hoping to go back and race it again one....i loved it!

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Interesting start list for next weekend. 

2019 edition  

 

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9 minutes ago, Peter said:

Interesting start list for next weekend. 

2019 edition  

 

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Wurf isn't racing.

Does he think he'll need a break after this weekend?

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So this would be Gomez’s chance to lay down an early qualifier so that he can spend the first half of the year trying to make the Spanish Olympic team. 

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Javier Gomez completed Bike. Time 04:32:46

wow. 

Matty from here racing too.  

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The tracker missed Philip Koutny who ended up 9.45 ahead of Gomez after the bike. Gomez made the pass at around 28 km and is just about to finish with the win a ~2.54 marathon which surely must be the quickest ever at IM Malaysia. It is such an oven there. 32 C and 86% humidity today.

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Don’t know him,  but Aussie Ben Bell smashing it in AG race as well. In that humidity - ouch 

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This opens the door for Gomez to target the triple crown all in the same year:

August 2020 - Olympics (I assume his ITU efforts this year are enough for the 3rd spot on the Spanish team)

October 2020 - Kona

November 2020 - Worlds 70.3 - Taupo.

AB still needs to lock down Olympic selection to join him: other than JB and young Yee is there anybody else seriously in the running to deny AB selection to Team GB if he wants it? There is also the little matter of qualifying for Kona if he wants to do both next year ...

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52 minutes ago, Andrew #1 said:

This opens the door for Gomez to target the triple crown all in the same year:

August 2020 - Olympics (I assume his ITU efforts this year are enough for the 3rd spot on the Spanish team)

October 2020 - Kona

November 2020 - Worlds 70.3 - Taupo.

AB still needs to lock down Olympic selection to join him: other than JB and young Yee is there anybody else seriously in the running to deny AB selection to Team GB if he wants it? There is also the little matter of qualifying for Kona if he wants to do both next year ...

I can imagine Gomez, or even AB competing in all 3, but could you seriously have enough top end speed to have a real crack at the Olympics, and then be ready 8 weeks later to have a go at winning Kona?

As far as qualifications go, if AB wants a serious crack at gold in Tokyo, and still race in kona, he should target something in the next few weeks, then concentrate on the Olympics till August. I doubt he went too deep into the well at Kona to put in a good race already.

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5 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

This opens the door for Gomez to target the triple crown all in the same year:

August 2020 - Olympics (I assume his ITU efforts this year are enough for the 3rd spot on the Spanish team)

October 2020 - Kona

November 2020 - Worlds 70.3 - Taupo.

AB still needs to lock down Olympic selection to join him: other than JB and young Yee is there anybody else seriously in the running to deny AB selection to Team GB if he wants it? There is also the little matter of qualifying for Kona if he wants to do both next year ...

are you carrying his baby?    I give him a chance to compete in all three only. 

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21 minutes ago, Prince said:

are you carrying his baby?    I give him a chance to compete in all three only. 

Agree.  

Not sure why AB even needs to bother with the olympics.  

He is a duel champion.  

Go to 70.3 and Hawaii. 

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On ‎27‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 1:22 PM, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I can imagine Gomez, or even AB competing in all 3, but could you seriously have enough top end speed to have a real crack at the Olympics, and then be ready 8 weeks later to have a go at winning Kona?

As far as qualifications go, if AB wants a serious crack at gold in Tokyo, and still race in kona, he should target something in the next few weeks, then concentrate on the Olympics till August. I doubt he went too deep into the well at Kona to put in a good race already.

Mark Allen did. 

Nice, World Champs Olympic Distannce then Kona 8 weeks out... all in 1989.

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1 minute ago, IronmanFoz said:

Mark Allen did. 

Nice, World Champs Olympic Distannce then Kona 8 weeks out... all in 1989.

Were they drug testing?

I think the non-drafting OD racing was a lot different to the ITU stuff they do now. There's a lot more people specialising in short or long distance now as well.

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Were they drug testing?

I think the non-drafting OD racing was a lot different to the ITU stuff they do now. There's a lot more people specialising in short or long distance now as well.

The pool of talent is much deeper now. The top 5 to 10 good short course guys from 1989 would still be good now, but today there are 50 guys of that calibre. Specialisation, because of draft legal racing also has an effect.

However, look at Gomez’s results this year. He’s won 70.3 races, ITU draft legal races - he finished 3rd in the World Series and his currently ranked 9th by the ITU in the world (which ain’t shabby for someone who is 36 and has been at the top for 15 years already), but he also squeezed in a win at the would ITU long course race in May in the middle of his ITU season and then finished the season with a dominant, record breaking race at IM Malaysia (which was only 8 weeks after the ITU World Series Grand Final in Lausanne, FYI) Finishing 6th at both the ITU World Series Grand Final and 70.3 world championships a week apart shows his versatility. In fact at least three ‘draft legal, short course’ specialists backed up a week later and had top results (including the winner) on a bike course that was anything but easy. Even A Brownlee won the European ITU championship and then Ironman Cork 6 weeks later. 

So mixing up distances and formats and achieving top results across the board is still possible, 30 years after Allen won everything, over every distance back in 1989. 
 

Have a look at how the Olympics, Kona and Taupo are spaced apart next year. There is one day shy of 11 weeks between the men’s race at the Olympics and Kona. Another 7 to Taupo. I reckon Gomez is very tempted to the give the triple crown a crack. Clearly, going to the trouble of doing IM Malaysia (which is a hard day in the office in any body’s books) proves that. AB? Dunno for sure but I reckon he wants to do at least two legs of the triple crown next year.

 

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5 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Were they drug testing?

I think the non-drafting OD racing was a lot different to the ITU stuff they do now. There's a lot more people specialising in short or long distance now as well.

Clean as a whistle is my friend Mark.

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