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Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 04:46:50
!!! Coming Up !!!
The transition area opens at 5 and the cannon sounds at 7 o'clock, Saturday Morning, Kona time!!!

If you don't know, Chrissie Wellington has already won three times in a row, a fourth would place her with former, multi-victors Paula Newby-Fraser and Natascha Badmann!! Yes!! :D/ !!!

Also, Craig Alexander may be primed to go for a third consecutive win of his own -- something incredibly rare on that side of the house. Competition may come from American Chris Lieto (who may choose to balance out his bicycle time with extra work on the run) or more likely from fellow Aussie Chris McCormack, who is balanced enough in all 3 to be a real competitor should he prevent a repeat of last year's cramping. It may also be interesting to see if Chris Lieto decides to go even faster on the bike and hope for a good enough lead on the run; it's crazy to overtrain one discipline, but this almost worked last year (2nd place) so it will be exciting to see!! :D

As for Chrissie's competition -- she hardly has any :D . Miranda Carfrae seems like she's locked it in for a repeat of second place, but closing the gap on Wellington may not be possible for *anyone* this year :)


Race coverage here:
http://liv...Championship/worldchampionship
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 12:34:44
"CHRISSIE WELLINGTON IS OUT: (an official statement) It is with huge regret and after much soul searching that due to illness Chrissie has announced that she is unable to race. Chrissie started feeling unwell yesterday and attempted to train as normal but without her usual intensity. Chrissie left racking her bike until the last minute and hoped that by this morning her health would have improved sufficiently to start. Chrissie has described this as the hardest decision of her life to date and out of respect for the race and her fellow competitors feels that she should only start if she can compete in the manner that the sport of triathlon has become accustomed to. Chrissie would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and safe race." :( :( :(
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 13:02:23
They're streaming the whole thing, but an update is that Andy Potts is ahead of the field after a 48 minute swim (Alexander not far behind now) and Miranda Carfrae is setting up for a hold of the 1 spot :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 13:09:01
Chris Lieto is about to pass Potts!! :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 13:18:50
Andy Potts is fading from the pack, Miranda Carfrae is settling in the top 10 but is out of the lead, Chris Lieto has one more person before he starts his front-running :)
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 17:52:57
Settling into the marathon, Chris Lieto still holding the lead but Macca is moving fast and Alexander has plenty of time :p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 19:17:30
Miranda Carfrae takes the lead!
The men's race is soooo close right now :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 19:23:48
Raelert going for a pass but Macca is trying to pace drain him!!!
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 19:33:23
2 miles left in 140.6 and the two leaders are step for step!!! :D :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 19:35:52
Final hill and Macca may have broken Raelert in the aid station!!!!
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 19:45:49
Chris McCormack wins it!!!!
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 20:19:28
So last year's winner Craig Alexander still finishes in fourth, and now it's Miranda Carfrae running in the last marathon leg!!
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 20:29:13
Carfrae takes it!!!!! :D
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Oct 09 21:28:40
Can't wait for the December recut :D
licker
Sports Mod
Sun Oct 10 11:56:51
That has to be some kind of record for no one caring about what you post!
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Sun Oct 10 19:11:44
I read the first 3 posts with a bit of interest...
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Oct 10 23:56:47
lol.. I could have guessed that interest in a triathlon wouldn't be very great :p
McKobb
Member
Mon Oct 11 18:11:19
I'm confused, where's Tony Stark in all of this?
Cherub Cow
Member
Tue Oct 12 15:02:57
He wins every year so I don't even mention him ;p
Cherub Cow
Member
Sat Dec 25 03:43:26
NBC's broadcast of this was on December 18th, but if you missed it (I know you did!), you can catch it on YouTube :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BkcpSopGv0
Madc0w
Member
Sat Dec 25 20:25:41
I'll only watch it if you give another play by play on here.
Cherub Cow
Member
Sun Dec 26 03:12:27
lol! :D
I'm not sure how I could do that :p .. hmm.. then again, this may just be possible.. I could add in the hidden details that the video ignores and everything! :D
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Dec 30 12:52:19
you'll have to do everything :p

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by World Triathlon Corporation"
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 30 18:26:01
Arg!!! D: :( :(
I *knew* I should have saved it! I hate when I don't listen to my magic powers ;p It was an HD video released almost directly after the broadcast and so was probably killing the DvD *pre*-sales.. they've let the other ones stay online but this online too early :(
Cherub Cow
Member
Thu Dec 30 18:26:55
*this [was] online too early
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