I also think that Triathlon in the Olympics is a huge development,
and I am puzzled at why we don't hear more discussion about it
here or in other forums.
In particular I am curious about how the U.S. will pick a team. I
am first of all assuming that pros will have the same status as
amateurs. I am personally hoping for a marathon-style format. That
is, beat a given time (say 1:55 for men) to qualify for the trials, then
the first 3 across the line at the trials make the team. That would
allow a couple of hundred people to participate and might even give
some people on this newsgroup something to shoot for : )
I'd be bummed if they just took the top 3 on the professional tour
or something like that. Boring.
Any opinions? Anyone hear any rumors on how this may be handled?