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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Brownlee Reply with quote

Won Dubai in 3:35:30 overnight.

Splits 22:53/1:58:51/1:09:34.

For reference Gomez time last year 3:42.

Looks like the op was a success.

Off to ST to confirm that he drafted the lead moto, the run was short and that Lionel would have turned him over....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frightening. 7 mins ahead of Riederer.
If his body doesn’t fall apart everyone else is in big trouble!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: Brownlee Reply with quote

Off to ST to confirm that he drafted the lead moto, the run was short and that Lionel would have turned him over....[/quote]

You missed out thinly veiled doping references because he's English and so are Team Sky.

Seriously though that's awesome but I too wonder about his fragility and whether keeping one eye on Tokyo may mean he's not optimised for either.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Brownlee Reply with quote

JaRok2300 wrote:
Off to ST to confirm that he drafted the lead moto, the run was short and that Lionel would have turned him over....


You missed out thinly veiled doping references because he's English and so are Team Sky.

Seriously though that's awesome but I too wonder about his fragility and whether keeping one eye on Tokyo may mean he's not optimised for either.[/quote]

I can't imagine he would let one or the other jeopardise his success, he's too smart for that. But as for the injuries, you never can tell with alistair.

There's rumours going around that the run was a tad short, but that doesn't diminish the total obliteration of the field, even if it wasn't really top class. What happened to Will Clarke, down in 17th?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The thread is about Brownlee doing 70.3 Dubai.

9 of the last 10 posts are about Sanders. Congratulations Slowtwitch!


http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Alistair_Brownlee_70.3_Dubai_P6544778/

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just over 3.5hrs for a 1/2IM is insane.

he probably treated it as a long slow training session compared to his usual training for a standard distance tri.

gotta be a IM 1/2 record?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AB is very smart/big goal focussed. He has said last year, and repeated this that he is targeting 70.3 WC and will make a decision on Tokyo vs Kona at the end of 2018, as he knows he'll need a fully dedicated 2 year lead in to Tokyo.

I think ITU and 70.3 are pretty close - Gomez has won the 70.3 WC twice off the back of an ITU season, so he's not jeopardising Tokyo by doing 70.3 for a year. I'd imagine he'll keep his ITU prowess up as well - apparently on the ITU Dubai (?) start list, he has the Commonwealths and I'd imagine he'll fancy another win at his home event in Leeds.

Full distance/Kona is a different ball game, but everything suggests he knows that it's one or the other.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ann Haug ran a sub 1.15 run to take the win as well!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Don on Wednesday said "If there's anyone who can do the Commonwealth Games, 70.3 and an Ironman in a year, it'll be Al. If he's there (Kona), it'll be awesome"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace.

+1 for can't wait for the ST meltdown.

I'm a Sander's fan but not blinkered idolisation.
I was about to say it seems to be a bit of a thing in US sport - they almost can't comprehend anyone else in the world being better than U-S-A but of course Sander's is Canadian which knocks that one on the head Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:
Ace.

+1 for can't wait for the ST meltdown.

I'm a Sander's fan but not blinkered idolisation.
I was about to say it seems to be a bit of a thing in US sport - they almost can't comprehend anyone else in the world being better than U-S-A but of course Sander's is Canadian which knocks that one on the head Laughing


USA extends to canada when needs require....a bit like GB with SA, NZ and scotland Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
USA extends to canada when needs require....a bit like GB with SA, NZ and scotland Wink


Born in South Detroit, so really is the basically the US.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:
Ace.

+1 for can't wait for the ST meltdown.

I'm a Sander's fan but not blinkered idolisation.
I was about to say it seems to be a bit of a thing in US sport - they almost can't comprehend anyone else in the world being better than U-S-A but of course Sander's is Canadian which knocks that one on the head Laughing


apparently the idolatry is because he started learning to swim late.

Great!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grown to quite like Sanders. Great backstory with the drug addiction, love the guts he shows when racing, he shares a lot of info openly and a does a good interview. Hints that he's almost an AGer like us who got lucky - certainly stylewise, rather than an elite pro and is thus easy to relate to.

This does not excuse being blind to his weaknesses and utterly convinced that Kona 2018 is as good as in the bag etc though...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Grown to quite like Sanders. Great backstory with the drug addiction, love the guts he shows when racing, he shares a lot of info openly and a does a good interview. Hints that he's almost an AGer like us who got lucky - certainly stylewise, rather than an elite pro and is thus easy to relate to.

This does not excuse being blind to his weaknesses and utterly convinced that Kona 2018 is as good as in the bag etc though...


Yep, that's pretty much how i see it.
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