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200 IVES, Keith AWA Silver NSW

302 NAMAI, Nobuo AWA Bronze JPN

1187 BORRELL, David GBR

17-058 PITMAN, Allan East Coast Cycos IV QLD

 

A sneaky entry from Japan where the guy is really 46 but enters the 70-74 age group.  Ironman Taiwan did a 15:31.

A guy from GBR chasing a spot from the other side of the globe and did 13hr at IM LAZ with a sub 5 run off a tough bike.  In march he ran a 2:56 Marathon in the USA (Quarter Horse Marathon) 

Keith the only other Aussie did a 15:30 at Port Mac last year.

Then our own AP. Trained in the queensland rain all year to toughen up.  Shame that race day is to be dry.  Last year did a 12:59.

Looks like AP should on paper take the win.  Lucky there aren't any Germanys racing or he could have been in trouble.

Anyway, good luck ap. Not sure what the record is for your age group.  Could be the only thing in danger tomorrow.

NOTE: All data got from athlink.com 

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Does AP's number 17-058 indicate that this is his 17th IM Australia?

Good luck to these amazing guys on having the physical and mental strength to still be racing.

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32 minutes ago, Peter said:

A guy from GBR chasing a spot from the other side of the globe and did 13hr at IM LAZ with a sub 5 run off a tough bike.  In march he ran a 2:56 Marathon in the USA (Quarter Horse Marathon) 

Then our own AP. Trained in the queensland rain all year to toughen up.  Shame that race day is to be dry.  Last year did a 12:59.

Looks like AP should on paper take the win.  Lucky there aren't any Germanys racing or he could have been in trouble.

13hr at Lanzarote is pretty quick... Much more difficult course IMO. 

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1 hour ago, Ironnerd said:

Does AP's number 17-058 indicate that this is his 17th IM Australia?

Good luck to these amazing guys on having the physical and mental strength to still be racing.

18th.

He has finished 17.

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I wish I looked this good now, let alone in my 70s. 

FM

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Most just wish they had his hair!  

 

 

Disclaimer: I have his hair...

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Thanks guys - you can't stop someone else doing what they're going to do - my game plan is to go hard from the swim start to the run finish and hope nothing goes wrong - Not my best photo Flanman -  I must have been looking into the sun - it's great to be back here again seeing all the familiar faces - we'll see what tomorrow brings 🙄

 

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10 minutes ago, pieman said:

17058 kona qualifiers he's coached? 

 

 

17059 - he will claim Ifoz as a coached Kona qualifier

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He'll tell you it is 17,058 fleas he's had to remove from his Tiger during deworming sessions

Have a good one Al

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Swims: 

Keith Ives: 2hr01m

David Borrell: 1hr38m

Namai: 1hr48m

AP: 1hr16m

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46 minutes ago, Rocket Salad said:

Ding dong battle

22mins is a lot to make up. Esp if It rains & AP can put more time into him on the hill repeats.

clawing 22mins out of someone on the run is bloody hard work. 

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Agree. Well done AP. Fantastic result. 

I was worried he might need to wuit the site if he went over 13 hours. 

So liw 12 is great 

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On 05/05/2018 at 7:13 PM, Bored@work said:

17059 - he will claim Ifoz as a coached Kona qualifier

My 75 qualifiers do not include legacy athletes - even though the legacy guys have continued to improve along the way

The list is Kona qualifiers - Foz will join us in the annual "sea wall photo" of Kona racers - he's a valuable member of the Cycos 😎 

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4 minutes ago, Chuckie M said:

Will have to read his book again😉

A good move - you've probably missed valuable stuff first time around - you could even quote lines from it like B@W 😳

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50 minutes ago, AP said:

A good move - you've probably missed valuable stuff first time around - you could even quote lines from it like B@W 😳

Once again you are wrong. I have never read it. Why don't you send me a copy? I was going to buy it, I heard it would save me 5 watts, but I decided to save my money & get up at 2am 

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2 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Once again you are wrong. I have never read it. Why don't you send me a copy? I was going to buy it, I heard it would save me 5 watts, but I decided to save my money & get up at 2am 

This game is 70% mental - that's the area where you'll gain - no use having the watts if the control tower is having a blackout when you need it 😢

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Really impressive AP

I had a laugh when the 3rd guy in your age group crossed the line Mike Riley said, your third, there's a chance you might get a Kona slot if the first 2 don't take there's.

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59 minutes ago, AP said:

This game is 70% mental - that's the area where you'll gain - no use having the watts if the control tower is having a blackout when you need it 😢

This, is on the money, we (I) can over  think it and let numbers and strategies get to you. On the run its so easy to let the mental bit get to you and slip in that walk. Unless planning to walk aid stations that 5 minute walk in the no mans land part of the course really costs and it is easy to walk again.

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1 hour ago, AP said:

This game is 70% mental - that's the area where you'll gain - no use having the watts if the control tower is having a blackout when you need it 😢

I agree.  The average person should be able to swim a 1:15 and 6hr bike on most courses.  But to hold it together on the run for a sub 5hr marathon, it's mental.  AP has done a lot of Ironmans and very consistent.  Mental strength is the key.  

Everyone goes thru a stage out there where you want to stop.  It's the mental strength that keeps you going.

Once again well done AP.

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Surely a sub-5 hour marathon isn’t that hard. Although looking at some people I wonder if they do much training at all. 

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Congrats AP on a great day out yesterday, we have never met but I have certainly seen you at many races and enjoy reading the light hearted jabs on here surrounding you.

I may fit into the control tower malfunction area, I can swim 1.05-1.10 dependant on conditions, can ride 5.45 - 6.00 but always fall apart on the run and end up 5+ hours, netting me a PB of 12.18

Be interested to know how you structured your 4.38 yesterday, run steady pace from km1 the whole way through? Walked aid stations? Start fast and hold on?

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I would really like IP to write a race report.

 

He's been kicking around with MJK and I'm wondering how that's panning out?

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47 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

I would really like IP to write a race report.

 

He's been kicking around with MJK and I'm wondering how that's panning out?

I thought he was coached by AP

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Just now, Bored@work said:

I thought he was coached by AP

*more thunder.... 

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