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1 minute ago, BogFrog said:

Don't think I want it that bad!  So, it it harder to qualify for 70.3 than for Kona?

When it's in Australia it's about the same.  Which race were you looking at doing?

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6 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

When it's in Australia it's about the same.  Which race were you looking at doing?

Jeez!  I'm not that organised!  I'd probably try and choose one that isn't too hot! (and where the swim won't be cancelled!)  Still not sure what my focus is going to be after worlds this year - really enjoying running at the moment, so might try and get a fast marathon before age starts to slow me down.  I'll have to do some real bike work when I go long though - currently I only do the bare minimum and it shows.  Now I'm rambling.  sorry...

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31 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

What's considered a big age group?  The women's groups tend to be a lot smaller than the men's groups, so do I take it that there are fewer women at these championships?  And how do you find out how many spots are given per race?  I've never done a 70.3, but guesstimating my time and having a quick look at some of the past season's results, I could make top 5, but no way would I get a win or podium...

Don't think I want it that bad!  So, it it harder to qualify for 70.3 than for Kona?

Our age group is generally one of the biggest for the women, but we still might only get two spots at best. That was what it was for Sunny Coast in 2015. Only know the spots on offer when the entry numbers are final. 

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Would your chances of getting a spot increase if you raced a US based race? (less people wanting a spot) because you know there is never an easy way to qualify for the world champs......

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So what's the diff between 70.3 World Champs (ironman) or ITU long course world champs?

Nothing really eh? ITU perhaps MORE meaningful as thequalifiers are not brand centric? 

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1 hour ago, BogFrog said:

What's considered a big age group?  The women's groups tend to be a lot smaller than the men's groups, so do I take it that there are fewer women at these championships?  And how do you find out how many spots are given per race?  I've never done a 70.3, but guesstimating my time and having a quick look at some of the past season's results, I could make top 5, but no way would I get a win or podium...

Don't think I want it that bad!  So, it it harder to qualify for 70.3 than for Kona?

Harder to qualify for Kona. Although when it was sunny coast there were zero rolldowns in perth. Seems to roll down more for women. I would say if it was in Australia your best bet would be to do a 70.3 that's run in-conjunction with an Ironman, tend to be fewer numbers e.g Cairns/Port/Busso in December.

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4 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Agree, I would rather race in Perth than Busso. Perth has a CPK now so I'm more than happy to visit.

They would never have it in Busso after the debacle of the last 12months. There is so much pressure on the december race now, f**k knows what's going to happen. Almost inevitable they'll find a shark. Compare that to Cairns, zero helicopters, zero drones,  zero f**ks given about crocodiles. We need the Cairns RD over in Perth..

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4 minutes ago, Turts said:

So what's the diff between 70.3 World Champs (ironman) or ITU long course world champs?

Nothing really eh? ITU perhaps MORE meaningful as thequalifiers are not brand centric? 

ITU WC's might actually be a world championship and not a series championship.  ITU is longer isn't it, something like 4k/120k/30k isn't it.  ITU you can probably go just by ringing them and asking to go, even if you didn't do a qualifier.  If you do have to at least do a qualifier for sure, then if I did one I could probably get a spot on the team (and I can only walk, can't swim and sure as hell can't ride) as I don't think the ITU ones fill up.  Everyone is focused on the ITU shorter stuff or Kona.

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Over 5000 athletes expected?
So its going to be a draft fest.
Why can't they make it a world championships and have a limited field of and stick a 20m draft rule.

If they are going to have 5000 they are going to need to do it over at least 2 days and a 1 lap course

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It is 2 days now. 

Men one day. Guys the next or other way round. 

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I think the 2 days is relating to a standard field anyone can enter on Saturday and then a world champ qualification race Sunday.  Isnt that what they are doing at most races but couldn't get approval for at sunshine coast?

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54 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

I think the 2 days is relating to a standard field anyone can enter on Saturday and then a world champ qualification race Sunday.  Isnt that what they are doing at most races but couldn't get approval for at sunshine coast?

Nah, i read pro and AG women one day and pro and AG men the next.

7 hours ago, Peter said:

It is 2 days now. 

Men one day. Guys the next or other way round. 

The females dont get a race?

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9 hours ago, Peter said:

It is 2 days now. 

Men one day. Guys the next or other way round. 

Men both days?? 🤔😨

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9 hours ago, Peter said:

It is 2 days now. 

Men one day. Guys the next or other way round. 

Sexist discriminist pig 

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6 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

I think the 2 days is relating to a standard field anyone can enter on Saturday and then a world champ qualification race Sunday.  Isnt that what they are doing at most races but couldn't get approval for at sunshine coast?

Same as South Africa this year, chicks on saturday, geezers on Sunday.

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1 minute ago, zed said:

Same as South Africa this year, chicks on saturday, geezers on Sunday.

Fair enough I haven't looked at 70.3 champs since sunny coast and I believe they were trying for the normal sunny coast race Saturday and wc Sunday.  They had done it previously at other locations.

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9 minutes ago, Kim jong-un said:

Sam doesn't know that the Western Australia race is in PERTH not BUSSELTON. 

haha yeah i did notice she said Busselton aswell

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38 minutes ago, zed said:

Have they determined what time of the year it will be? Because if end August, surely that rules out Taupo?

doesn't matter, the lakes freezing all the time haha

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51 minutes ago, KieranR said:

doesn't matter, the lakes freezing all the time haha

Taupo water is the best of all the places I’ve swum in around the world, and that includes Kona. 

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