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marathon leg of ironman

Postby DC Runner » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:04 pm

http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index. ... arId=63726

Interesting information. It seems to be to the advantage of the race organizer to make the course as short as possible. And if the ITU is allowing it, why not?

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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby skoptic » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:19 pm

Yeah... pretty sloppy really - I've recorded some "great" times in triathlon run legs, being fully aware that they are not the distance it says on the tin!

In comparison, I'm currently getting a course remeasured for a running race I'm director for. I asked yesterday what the tolerance was and found out it was 1% ... that's a lot better :)
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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby xrodolfox » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:48 pm

Frankly, I prefer runs that are really short in a triathlon. But even more so, I'd like runs and swims that are marked correctly. I would prefer a race that had a 1.5k swim, a 20k bike, and a 3k run (rather than a 5k run), but almost all the races I do make the swim MUCH shorter, and keep the rest of the race somewhat to what is posted. I HATE having a shorter swim.
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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby skoptic » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:53 am

Heh - you should have come to IM UK last year where the organisers managed to measure the new course swim in nautical miles and made everyone swim loads further :)
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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby xrodolfox » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:24 pm

^ I wish.
Most of my swims are notoriously short. I don't know how often I get PB's in open water triathlons where I feel like garbage, only to swim "better" in open water races measured by actual Masters and Open water specialists and I get a "normal" time.
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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby ross88guy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:35 pm

skoptic wrote:Heh - you should have come to IM UK last year where the organisers managed to measure the new course swim in nautical miles and made everyone swim loads further :)


Haha I did the UK IM this year and I had no idea that this was the case last year...although it sure felt a lot longer than 3.8k this year lol.

The problem this time around was that the marathon was short. It is so demoralising to finish the race and then be told that your marathon was actually a few km short!


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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby fredrikw » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:07 am

skoptic wrote:Heh - you should have come to IM UK last year where the organisers managed to measure the new course swim in nautical miles and made everyone swim loads further :)


ha ha, that's hilarious. that's what happens when you constantly fiddle with non-metric units, it all becomes a jumble of furlongs, roods, bushels, miles, and inches. :)
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Re: marathon leg of ironman

Postby kallefs » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:09 pm

Tsss, nautical miles is a proper term and nothing that should be fiddled with! Landlubbers...
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