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Just now, Bored@work said:

First time a Top Level pro has raced it.

Crowie never done it? He's done Busso 70.3 a few times.

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7 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

First time a Top Level pro has raced it.

Clearly looking to do an easy course. 

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3 minutes ago, Peter said:

Clearly looking to do an easy course. 

We've been through this Pete. Busso is flat, but that's where the easy ends. Factor in massive sharks, highs wind, extreme heat, wildfire, storms, extremely rough tarmac, you have what amounts to one of the toughest Ironman races in the world. This is why top pros have stayed away. They know they'll be found wanting. This isn't a race, this is survival. Hence the reason IMWA has the highest DNF rate in Australia.

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14 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

First time a Top Level pro has raced it.

Transitions favourite Kona winner still holds the swim record! Not sure if he was on a vegan or all meat diet at the time.

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28 minutes ago, zed said:

Busso is flat, but that's where the easy ends.

:)

 

28 minutes ago, zed said:

massive sharks

No swim

29 minutes ago, zed said:

highs wind, wildfire, storms

Short ride

29 minutes ago, zed said:

extreme heat

Short run.

 

Should get a PB

 

 

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So there you go. Both AB and Gomez are targeting an Olympic-Kona double tilt next year, as I speculated on the other AB thread. Taupo could be the after dinner mint #triplecrown.  

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6 minutes ago, pieman said:

so it is official then... ZED will definitely be getting his aforementioned erection...

I just hope he won’t be wearing a women’s one piece when it happens

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1 hour ago, Andrew #1 said:

So there you go. Both AB and Gomez are targeting an Olympic-Kona double tilt next year, as I speculated on the other AB thread. Taupo could be the after dinner mint #triplecrown.  

I think they're both a better chance in Kona than Tokyo.

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5 minutes ago, AA7 said:

I think they're both a better chance in Kona than Tokyo.

Yep, a lot of good younger talent in the ITU now..

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1 hour ago, KieranR said:

He’ll DNF,  hotter than Kona it will be

Lets hope its 38c and windy as shit. 

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39 minutes ago, Peter said:

Lets hope its 38c and windy as shit. 

I know you don't really mean that.

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3 hours ago, zed said:

Crowie never done it? He's done Busso 70.3 a few times.

Yep but we are talking about the full Ironman.

& PJ wasn't exactly a top level pro the years he competed. I watched him pull a dnf one year & then walk the second half the marathon the second year. Has he ever finished top 10 there?

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

 

& PJ wasn't exactly a top level pro the years he competed. I watched him pull a dnf one year & then walk the second half the marathon the second year. Has he ever finished top 10 there?

Pretty sure the year he walked he was the defending champion 

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Yep but we are talking about the full Ironman.

& PJ wasn't exactly a top level pro the years he competed. I watched him pull a dnf one year & then walk the second half the marathon the second year. Has he ever finished top 10 there?

I think that his best finish was 3rd in 2005 at IMWA. He won the Busso Half at least 3 times.

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IMWA is about 7 weeks after Kona. It does not have much prize money and under the KPR not many points. Under the new qualification system it might attract some high level pros trying to get an early Kona qualification at a race with a weak field. This would allow them to plan their season without the need to so an IM.

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9 minutes ago, Ironnerd said:

IMWA is about 7 weeks after Kona. It does not have much prize money and under the KPR not many points. Under the new qualification system it might attract some high level pros trying to get an early Kona qualification at a race with a weak field. This would allow them to plan their season without the need to so an IM.

Exactly my point. When ppl use avg times to justify their rational that Busso isn’t an easy course. 

 

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11 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

PJ actually finished second to Shortis in the inaugural IMWA in 2004. L McKenzie was 3rd. 

Ah yes, that's right. 2nd in 2004, walked in 2005. I was there, my ex was walking with him and they waited for each other while one spewed and the other cramped. Fun times.

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12 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

PJ actually finished second to Shortis in the inaugural IMWA in 2004. L McKenzie was 3rd. 

PJ also finished 3rd in 2010.

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20 hours ago, Bored@work said:

First time a Top Level pro has raced it.

Top level pro?

Didn't he qualify in some 2 bit race in Ireland that didn't even have a swim, then he finished around halfway through the pro field in Kona.

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16 hours ago, Peter said:

Lets hope its 38c and windy as shit. 

 

15 hours ago, zed said:

I know you don't really mean that.

Yes I do.  

Just now, The new guy said:

I wonder if Ironman will add a telecast to this race now?

Do they have internet in busso or Perth that is able to broadcasts faster than dial up speeds yet? 

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1 minute ago, BarryBevan said:

So this has to be the lay it all the line and try and dominate from the start to end AB show

No need to lay it all in line (fields not strong) but will dominate from start to finish; switching off run at 26km and crushing home 

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37 minutes ago, Bosco said:

No need to lay it all in line (fields not strong) but will dominate from start to finish; switching off run at 26km and crushing home 

He will be wondering who the local guy is who keeps drooling every time he sees him

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On 12/11/2019 at 1:57 PM, zed said:

We've been through this Pete. Busso is flat, but that's where the easy ends. Factor in massive sharks, highs wind, extreme heat, wildfire, storms, extremely rough tarmac, you have what amounts to one of the toughest Ironman races in the world. This is why top pros have stayed away. They know they'll be found wanting. This isn't a race, this is survival. Hence the reason IMWA has the highest DNF rate in Australia.

Surely your taking the piss. If not, then I am still good with that. Makes my 10:37 (with a shitty run) just a few years ago seem pretty good. I’ll take it.

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