Chrissie into the lead

8 messages
12/10/2008 at 04:36
she's going great guns so far, really enjoying the coverage on

Hoping for a new course record at this rate.
12/10/2008 at 04:53
Ironman definitely has better coverage this year ... turning into an exciting race
12/10/2008 at 06:33
argh, she's got a flat, why the hell is she riding tubs!
12/10/2008 at 07:56
Keats stopped and helped her out ... surely technically Chrissie should get Disqualified ... I don't want her to be obviously but ...
12/10/2008 at 07:56
Do all ironmen race on clinchers???
Got HED tubs and am hoping to get into ironman uk 09, first IM.
Only done 1 tri actually!!!

If people use tubs are there any tricks of the trade to reduce punctures or get tyres changes???

'how do you like them apples?'
12/10/2008 at 07:56
I'm not sure, but chrissie usually races on clinchers I think.
I dont know about disqualification, but arent competitors allowed to stop and help each other? Wasn't it fernandez who couldnt get her helmet off in T2 because it was so wet and cold, and one of the other competitors did it. I may be completely wrong, I'm not good on rules!
12/10/2008 at 17:23
I think other competitors are allowed to donate equipment i.e tubes, pump etc but they are not supposed to actually do anything to fix the problem. The technical team are allowed to do mechanical fixes but they do not do flats as far as I know. Helping to remove helmets/wetsuits I believe is ok.
13/10/2008 at 04:46
How about that, she won in a fantastic time.
They say she lost about 10 minutes with that flat. Now what kind of time would that have been!?
And that run!!!!! AMAZING.
I suppose she's the next real deal for the women's victories in Hawaï.
Her run time defeats lots of mens run times.[image][/image]

ITC rules( well, at least WE think so!).
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