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Is 70.3 a brand or distance?

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Sorry don’t know how to do polls from a mobile. 

Ironman is a brand and not a distance in my books. 

But what about a 70.3. 

Is 70.3 a brand or distance?

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It is a brand

it is Ironman Inc brand for a half ironman

it is the sum of the distances in miles

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19 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

Both

Half Ironman used to be a distance, but became a brand

Not half ironman. 

The term 

70.3

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I've done a few non IM halves and there's no reference to 70.3. I'm guessing IM would be allover them if they did.  I'm not even sure if they're allowed to call it a "half"?

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3 minutes ago, monkie said:

According to WTC it is a brand:

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Iron Mate?

Is that some Tinder-like service they provide?

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2 minutes ago, flathead said:

Iron Mate?

Is that some Tinder-like service they provide?

Just imagine the different ways they could charge.....(and probably all at the same time )

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9 minutes ago, mhvh said:

Anything is possible.  Really?

Can't believe they forgot to trademark 'Anthing is possible'

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12 minutes ago, flathead said:

Iron Mate?

Is that some Tinder-like service they provide?

Tinder, with an Active Fee.

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4 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

Can't believe they forgot to trademark 'Anthing is possible'

F**k I hate that phrase!

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8 minutes ago, The new guy said:

To be fair, bragging about an 'Ironman 70.3' is much more impressive than only doing half on an Ironman...

Until you have to explain what '70.3' means...

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1 hour ago, mhvh said:

Anything is possible.  Really?

If you pay enough it can be under their methods

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3 hours ago, Peter said:

So then .. 

challenge believe its a distance. 

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Um ah. They's gonna get their ass sued!

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They use 70.3 but refer to it as a half distance triathlon. What on earth is a half distance triathlon?? Surely it's either a triathlon or it's not! 

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1 minute ago, dazaau said:

They use 70.3 but refer to it as a half distance triathlon. What on earth is a half distance triathlon?? Surely it's either a triathlon or it's not! 

A half distance triathlon is one that guy from Perth does. 

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I can't refer to them as 70.3 because it sound dumb. It was only ever a clever marketing ploy to associate the word Ironman with a HIM.  I always call them 'halves' or HIM, no matter which company is putting them on.

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"Long course"?

 

ITU "Long distance"?

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2 hours ago, FatPom said:

I can't refer to them as 70.3 because it sound dumb. It was only ever a clever marketing ploy to associate the word Ironman with a HIM.  I always call them 'halves' or HIM, no matter which company is putting them on.

Correct

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Of course its a distance, most people these days would say 70.3 but you old peeps would still say half ironman, just a generational thing that will disappear the older you get.

 

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If it's a distance then why is it in an ancient metric such as miles ;) , and why is there no 140.6? Just "Ironman". And what is the point of aggregate distance anyway - doesn't give you any idea as to what the event consists of. 

I say it's an event brand. Ironman 70.3 

Although for a useless metric you really can't go past a half distance triathlon :P 

 

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On 3/8/2018 at 2:41 AM, The new guy said:

To be fair, bragging about an 'Ironman 70.3' is much more impressive than only doing half on an Ironman...

I really really hope you're kidding?

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