I read with interest the postings from Gerard Vroomen on the above subject.
(In response to my posting about my race report 19 July) It must be a
terrible feeling to "finish" as they are dismantling the finish line. Where
do you draw the line though? 15, 24, 48 hours? I'm a MOP finisher, 1199th I
think, so I'm hardly a hotshot but the organisers must set a limit or it
stops being a triathlon and becomes a stage event. (Bet you'd hear me
wailing if they changed the cut off to 11:15)
As for qualifying, well I expect it's because they get twice as many
applications as there are places.The field at IME is the biggest in IM.
Hawaii still has the lottery for US citizens who can't qualify and Hawaii
is the World Championships. IME doesn't seem to be going that way for
German citizens. Well not directly; the qualification process is a lot
easier for continental Eurpoeans. I couldn't possibly manage another trip
to Spalt to try to qualify, besides I'm probably too slow.
There has to be some kind of time limit, they have to dismantle the finish
sometime, or should they wait for the last finisher no matter what? (I
don't mean this as a sarcastic question, but a genuine query)
Went for it in Roth 98. 11:29:42
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