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3 minutes ago, pieman said:

Agree..

I opened that hoping it was Elle McPherson

 

Oh. Sorry for the confusion.

I've got a few gripes with this person. Was in a minor bingle with a car not long ago, she admitted riding at night with no lights. Bike was a write off, so she started a GoFundMe page to get a new bike. Only raised a few hundred dollars. She is an 'insta-athlete' and has several product ambassador deals. Sure, she's come a long way and works hard. But I think there are others more deserving.

 

 

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1 minute ago, AA7 said:

Oh. Sorry for the confusion.

I've got a few gripes with this person. Was in a minor bingle with a car not long ago, she admitted riding at night with no lights. Bike was a write off, so she started a GoFundMe page to get a new bike. Only raised a few hundred dollars. She is an 'insta-athlete' and has several product ambassador deals. Sure, she's come a long way and works hard. But I think there are others more deserving.

 

 

Agree.  

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1 minute ago, AA7 said:

Oh. Sorry for the confusion.

I've got a few gripes with this person. Was in a minor bingle with a car not long ago, she admitted riding at night with no lights. Bike was a write off, so she started a GoFundMe page to get a new bike. Only raised a few hundred dollars. She is an 'insta-athlete' and has several product ambassador deals. Sure, she's come a long way and works hard. But I think there are others more deserving.

Another tick in the box for no daylight savings? ;)

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I'm going to put 100kg on, then lose it and see if i get a slot.

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39 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Another tick in the box for no daylight savings? ;)

Of course 😉

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So, she did a half (calls it an IM) has not yet done a full, and is going to Kona? Get farked......

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5 minutes ago, Katz said:

So, she did a half (calls it an IM) has not yet done a full, and is going to Kona? Get farked......

Incorrect.  She has done a full.

But I'll call it now.  She won't make the cutoff.

Unless she was told 12 months ago they were giving her a spot and Cairns was a training day.

 

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1 minute ago, Peter said:

Incorrect.  She has done a full.

But I'll call it now.  She won't make the cutoff.

Unless she was told 12 months ago they were giving her a spot and Cairns was a training day.

 

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Ah, I see. The article seemed to suggest to did Cairns half and was going to do her first full at Busso. Or I read it horribly wrong. Still.......fark....

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Taken off 120 kgs !! F- me. What a great success. That's one and a half people.

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5 minutes ago, Katz said:

Ah, I see. The article seemed to suggest to did Cairns half and was going to do her first full at Busso. Or I read it horribly wrong. Still.......fark....

Sorry, the article i posted was old. She did Busso with cancelled swim. Then she did Cairns full this year.

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1 minute ago, Flanman said:

Taken off 120 kgs !! F- me. What a great success. That's one and a half people.

FM

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6 minutes ago, Katz said:

Ah, I see. The article seemed to suggest to did Cairns half and was going to do her first full at Busso. Or I read it horribly wrong. Still.......fark....

She will do the swim fine in Kona but 7hrs on the bike in Cairns is going to be a crap load slower in Kona.

Then 6hrs on the run in Cairns. Prob the same in Kona.

Maybe I'm wrong and she will finish.  Will be tight.  

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17 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

If I don't care does that mean I am part of the problem?

Yeh i know i shouldn't care, it has no affect on my life at all. But just dont think that is what Kona is all about. Maybe i need to get with the times and accept it. 

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Since when hasn't Kona been about this?  Cook's get spots?  Disabled athletes get spots?  Celebs get spots?  And they pretty much always have haven't they?  The series championship is only one segment of the race and always had been!  In fact, it hasn't always been a series championship anyway?  Didn't you just have to apply once?  So I would say it's been about this much longer than it's been a series championship!

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17 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Yeh i know i shouldn't care, it has no affect on my life at all. But just dont think that is what Kona is all about. Maybe i need to get with the times and accept it. 

Accept or join the Rocket Salad camp.

I've said it before on here many times.  About 400 people that do Kona each year didn't qualify.  She is just another one of them.

I understand how it sucks for someone that trains their arse off attempting to qualify but it is what it is.

I'll come under fire for this comment but I think the issue is more those that go each year (year in year out) without qualifying at all that suck.   Yeah a one off cool.  But because your company sponsors the bike leg at Ironman XXXX they get given 4 spots. Or the BS Military spots.  

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