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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Why is nobody talking about McNamee?

It's all Skip, Skip, Skip.


McNamee is really good at flying under the radar. Skipper puts it out there - FB, Strava etc, plus a former Tritalker. Actually quite hard to track McNamee. He also races quite lightly but he peaked for the big one well (so far).

Unless I'm mistaken McNamee has beaten Skipper every time they've raced
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mcnamee also came third last year which means hes one of the only 4 (i think ) that can possibly win this year Wink

Stadler in 2004 was the last winner to not be a previous winner or on the podium the previous year.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked McNamee for 4th on the 1st page.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
Mcnamee also came third last year which means hes one of the only 4 (i think ) that can possibly win this year Wink

Stadler in 2004 was the last winner to not be a previous winner or on the podium the previous year.


To be fair, you'd get pretty slim odds for betting against that pattern recurring again this year!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
I picked McNamee for 4th on the 1st page.


Obviously copied me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main dynamic still remains: will the bikers (LS/SK/CW) manage to ride the runners out of the race, like Macca managed to do with Crowie in 2010? Of the 'bikers' I only see Sanders & Kienle with a creditable shot at the win. Whilst Starky might be riding out front alone, I don't give a chance of winning.

Lange, McNamee & Gomez have to be nervous about what'll transpire on the bike, and whether they'll be able to hold the gap without losing too much time. Will they work together, will Gomez sit on the back all day? Will our Joe make it in to a decent bike group...skip skip skip.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few other quick runners that could be a bit of a wildcard. I still think Nilsson has a good chance at a top 5 if he comes off with McNamee and Lange (he lost a water bottle last year and spent the first 10-15km of the run paying the price for downing everything in sight at T2).

Then there are Tutukin and Hanson - both went sub 7.45 at Texas (i know its a faster course, but i assume it's pretty hot and humid?!)

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Apart from Joe obviously ( Wink ) I don't see any surprises or fresh blood on the podium, or probably top 5.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
^^ Apart from Joe obviously ( Wink ) I don't see any surprises or fresh blood on the podium, or probably top 5.

Gomez. Surprise maybe not, but fresh blood.

While it may be a long time since the winner has come from outside the previous year's podium, Frodeno was a couple of flat tyres away from a debut win in his first year. While I don't think Gomez (or Haug) will win, I think they come with a similar background and quality to Frodo back in the day.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gomez. Surprise maybe not, but fresh blood.


Ah yes, good point. Especially as I predicted him to finish 5th Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
hammerer wrote:
Mcnamee also came third last year which means hes one of the only 4 (i think ) that can possibly win this year Wink

Stadler in 2004 was the last winner to not be a previous winner or on the podium the previous year.


To be fair, you'd get pretty slim odds for betting against that pattern recurring again this year!


think its only happened 3 times since it moved to Kona. Cant see Gomez winning on first outing but maybe hes the guy to buck the trend.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
gingerbongo wrote:
hammerer wrote:
Mcnamee also came third last year which means hes one of the only 4 (i think ) that can possibly win this year Wink

Stadler in 2004 was the last winner to not be a previous winner or on the podium the previous year.


To be fair, you'd get pretty slim odds for betting against that pattern recurring again this year!


think its only happened 3 times since it moved to Kona. Cant see Gomez winning on first outing but maybe hes the guy to buck the trend.


Of course, LvL broke the course record in Kona in his first ever Ironman distance race. Perhaps unfairly, but I've always wondered if this was #notnormal given the era, and the fact his 8:04 included a penalty!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Only FB would be horrible; sure the 70.3WC kept dropping out. Took me bloody ages to work out how to not see all the likes and comments as well....

The extra load with thousands more tracking Kona...I'm not confident.

If the Facebook site can't handle the traffic, then this won't make any difference whatsoever, but I just read ASO (aka TdF) are handling the production of the coverage. So on that basis, it could be that the quality of coverage, and graphics providing in race context, become very TdF-esque.

I've been watching a few of the autumn classics, and you can always tell an ASO race. The quality of coverage is generally a lot better.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah they did state that there would be more cameras on course than previous years, more aerial shots and better coverage etc etc

But like you say, if the streaming issues can't be fixed, then it's going to be a very frustrating and patchy experience for the viewers! It's going to be hard to fight the tiredness and stay up all night to watch the whole thing if i'm only getting 2 min chunks before the feed fails again!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting paid to watch it this weekend! The dream
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