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Well it’s on this weekend. Cracking men’s field. Almost Kona like. 

Thorston ratings and predictions below. 

Live on Facebook. 

Should be a good race. 

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I have a work colleague trying to KQ at this race, will be interesting to see how he goes as he's same AG as me.

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Clearly I’m not there but it doesn’t seem to be a 2 metre swell. 

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I make it out to be about 3ft max haha. Lumpy swell with a chop but what do they expect holding the swim in the ocean?

Burgs must be disappointed

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I bet Josh isn't happy about that

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36 minutes ago, AA7 said:

I bet Josh isn't happy about that

I bet.

Did you see Lucy Charles stroke rate.  I counted 96 strokes per minute.  That's hammering.

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Burgs looking good at the moment sitting in behind Hoffman off the front but a big group (7) lined up behind them. It looks like everyone is waiting for the run.

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

I bet.

Did you see Lucy Charles stroke rate.  I counted 96 strokes per minute.  That's hammering.

Woah, she was probably just taking it easy too.

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This is going to be interesting run leg. There'll be 11 guys coming into T2 within 1-2 minutes of each other. Burgs and Berks (B&B) in the mix

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The "pussification" of Ironman continues, 1.6km swim due to a bit of chop? Does Mike Reilly call " Joe Bloggs, You are, not quite, an Ironman" 

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19 minutes ago, roxii said:

There will be about nine getting there all at once 

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I've seen TTT barely that close.

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Two athletes died during/immediately after the swim

Very sad. 

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1 hour ago, roxii said:

There will be about nine getting there all at once 

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At least the motorbikes are a legal distance from each other

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18 minutes ago, The Customer said:

At least the motorbikes are a legal distance from each other

That's a really good reference point. 

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2,3 could argue near enough if its 7 m. 4,5,6 dodgy AF. 7th ok if the front 3 are. 8,9 dodgy. 

Interesting Thorsten has Bergs guesstimate at 3:00 for the marathon or 20 min back from the quickest. 

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2 hours ago, Aidan said:

Two athletes died during/immediately after the swim

Very sad. 

A heart attack for one athlete and convulsions in the other apparently. Terrible. 

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Lots of people questioning the run course length.

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Hoffman looked good on the run, the interesting race was 2 down to 5th. Pity the swim was cut super short, as it could have been a real gamer changer when it came to the bike, oh well.

The womens race was pretty good. Lucy CB didn’t have it all her own way on the bike, but in the end the result was unsurprising given how good both her and Ryf are.

The coverage was brilliant. Motos following the leaders of both men’s and womens field. Helicopters providing the good coverage. 8hrs is a long time to commentate but I found it a pretty easy watch.

 

 

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