Muncie - World Long Course Championships

Muncie - World Long Course Championships

Post by Jack Maitlan » Sat, 13 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Two new rumours about Muncie are:
It will have to allow drafting in the elite wave as the ITU congress
approved drafting for *all* ITU events.
It may be over the *Nice* distances of 4/120/30.
Can anyone confirm the situation regarding drafting and the distances?
Regards: Jack Maitland

 
 
 

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Post by GeorgeBa » Sun, 14 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I just got another entry form.   It stated 'This is a draft-free race'.  
Of course, the entry form is for the citizen's event and not the elite
event.   The distances are 1.2M swim, 56M bike, and 13.5M run.   I don't
know why the run is 13.5 instead of a half-marathon 13.1, but it is
probably so they could finish the race in downtown Muncie instead of near
the start at Prairie Creek.

Just George

"I do know one thing - indecision may or may not be my problem".   J.
Buffett.

 
 
 

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Post by Woznia » Sun, 14 Apr 1996 04:00:00

There is an ad for the race in the latest issue of IT and the swim
distance has changed to 1.8 miles.  This confirms? what I heard last month
while in Muncie for a Total Immersion swim camp.  A local who was also in
the TI camp had read in the local paper that they were thinking of
lengthening the swim to reduce the chances of drafting on the bike.
 Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Robert C » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Two new rumours about Muncie are:
>It will have to allow drafting in the elite wave as the ITU congress
>approved drafting for *all* ITU events.
>It may be over the *Nice* distances of 4/120/30.
>Can anyone confirm the situation regarding drafting and the distances?

The pressure to change distances has been coming from the ITU. ITU exec minutes
from Vancouver in February state "All agreed this race [Muncie] should be the
standard long distance which is 4 x 120 x 30."

Based on information from ITU, Triathlon New Zealand told all NZ Tri clubs that
Muncie was now over the Nice distances.
I raised the isssue of any amendment to the Muncie race distances on rst a few
weeks back. Gordie Chauvin of the Muncie race committee responded to me that
the race was still over the half ironman distances.
Since then Tri NZ has tried again to confirm distance with ITU. This time we
got a response that the race was basically over half ironman distance but with
the swim extended to 3km.

I haven't heard anything about drafting being legal.

Hopefully Gordie can update us on latest situation.
Regards
Robert Cox
Wellington Tri Club

 
 
 

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Post by Cindy Gagn » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Can anyone give me input on how to get an entry form?


Quote:

> I just got another entry form.   It stated 'This is a draft-free race'.  
> Of course, the entry form is for the citizen's event and not the elite
> event.   The distances are 1.2M swim, 56M bike, and 13.5M run.   I don't
> know why the run is 13.5 instead of a half-marathon 13.1, but it is
> probably so they could finish the race in downtown Muncie instead of near
> the start at Prairie Creek.

> Just George

> "I do know one thing - indecision may or may not be my problem".   J.
> Buffett.

 
 
 

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Post by Cesar Valverd » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > event.   The distances are 1.2M swim, 56M bike, and 13.5M run.   I don't
> > know why the run is 13.5 instead of a half-marathon 13.1, but it is
> > probably so they could finish the race in downtown Muncie instead of near
> > the start at Prairie Creek.

Actually, I was baffled to see the swim advertised as 1.8 MILES
(converted correctly to 3K, while the 13.3M is converted to 21K, though
it would be 21.4, 300 mts. more than a half marathon). Strange they would
pick that distance.

Cesar Valverde

 
 
 

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Post by GeorgeBa » Wed, 17 Apr 1996 04:00:00

How can they change the distances after people have already sent in their
non-refundable (and sizable) entry fee?   The difference between a 1.2
mile swim and 1.8 (50% longer) may make the difference for me whether or
not to go - I'm going to have enough problems swimming 1.2 miles (although
I did it in '94), but the thought of swimming 1.8 miles gives me serious
second thoughts - especially if it is being forced on them by the ITU.

Does anybody know if the elites will be starting any further ahead of the
'Citizens Race' than a normal wave start (5 min)?

Just George

"Don't try to describe a Kiss concert if you've never seen it."   J.
Buffett

 
 
 

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Post by GeorgeBa » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I just checked the Muncie Web site.   On the bulletin board there, there
was a question about the correct distances.   The next entry was a
response from someone and I quote:
"in response to the question asked by Mike Randall--
I just talked with the race director, Steven Tomboni, and he said that the
race was 1.2M swim, 56M bike, and 13.5M run."

This entry was posted on April 15 at 3:20pm.   However, this does not
explain the IT ad that said 1.8M swim.

George

"I must confess, I could use some rest.  I can't run at this pace very
long".  J. Buffett

 
 
 

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Post by mjos.. » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I just got off the phone with the Muncie Endurathon office because all of you
speculators out there (you know who you are) were driving me crazy with the
distance questions (short drive btw)...I checked the Muncie Web-Site yesterday
and the distances listed are: 1.2 M (2 Km) Swim
                              56 M (91 Km) Bike
                              13.5 M (22 Km) Run

The guy on the phone, as of 10:00 AM edt April 17, 1996, confirmed this for me
so I hope this can end the speculation...for a while anyway.  See ya.

Mick                            

 
 
 

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Post by Gordon Rile » Thu, 25 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I have checked the distances by fax with the race director and he
confirms the published distances are 1.2m / 56m / 13.1m

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