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  1. Nice little article on Steve below, only guy I know of who has raced road, mtb and triathlon professionally. https://www.slowtwitch.com/Features/Steve_Larsen_Photo_gallery_1623.html
  2. They always switch across too late, their best years are behind them and they are not hungry anymore. There has never been one do well, even on the bike leg which is surprising. With the exception of Steve Larsen, who from memory led off the bike in Hawaii by about 10 minutes and faded to 9th on the run with a 3.19 marathon. The most disappointing was Talansky, who could not even keep up on the bike leg, how is that even possible ? But I suppose that shows the professional level triathlon is at now, a washed out 40 year old from another sport should not be able to cross over and have success i
  3. Can anyone post a race that is on ? Tokyo Olympics is the only one I know of ?
  4. I find people that are maintaining the same training load at a time like this just weird. How could you possibly be motivated ?! There is not any event on the calendar for at least 6 months, unless you are going to the olympics of course because Japan says business as usual.
  5. It wasn't a great debut from Brownlee. But I recall Chris McCormack took more than a few goes to get it right. 2002 DNF, 2003 59th, 2004 DNF, 2005 6th, 2006 2nd, 2007 1st. Frodeno is 38 and will be off the scene by the time Alistair gets the formula right, assuming he really wants it.
  6. Elite are running the xterra in WA ?
  7. In my coffee shop discussions it has come up again due to the Asada sanctions list which is recent. Maybe Zed and I go the same coffee shop as I am hearing the same rumours. I was not aware of anyone being banned until now.
  8. That was from three years ago, but I did hear this morning some names may be released. Is this why you bring this back up again ? You will find one already in the Asada current sanctions section of their website, which I am told relates to this, it surprises me and has been kept very quite. It would be a bit unfair to her if the rest did not also come out.
  9. The latest IM talk podcast 679 talks about the tests you should take. Starts about 45 mins in.
  10. Does anyone know the status of Xterra Australia ? They are not listing dates for any races in the future other than Xterra Dwellingup, which is a new race they cancelled last year and may or may not go ahead. They are not listing dates for any of their previous races which makes me wonder whether Xterra in Australia has died again or is being rebirthed ?
  11. Probably the best book I have read on the subject; https://www.joefrielsblog.com/2015/01/what-it-takes-to-be-fast-after-50.html It has a graph for each sport plotting the world records by age category so you can see the drop off in speed as you age. It really accelerates after 50.
  12. $15,000 watch, imagine how much he spent on his tri bike.
  13. I can’t find any record of him holding a financial services licence or being authorised under any licence. Last record I found was when he was banned by asic in 2003. I am having a hard time believing he was ever licenced.
  14. Was he really a licenced financial adviser or did he just call himself one ?
  15. I suspect it was not financially viable and blaming it on the Rottnest authority was an easy target, note they also cancelled some other events that were not considered viable like Hillarys.
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