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(Deadspin)   Protip: If you're going to win an Ironman Triathlon, save your gloating until AFTER you cross the finish line   (deadspin.com) divider line 5
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2013-08-28 05:19:22 PM  
3 votes:
Should have been penalized for pushing the other guy out of the way.
2013-08-29 11:01:49 AM  
1 votes:

puckrock2000: Lindsey Jacobellis approves.


I don't get this one... It doesn't really seem relevant, she didn't stop boarding to do a bunch of celebrating, she did a little move on a jump, something I see people do all the time, it just seems like since she was in front, it immediately means that she was "showboating". But hey, I'd never seen this one before, and don't really know who these people are anyway, so maybe she admitted it later, or it's something she's done before, but based on this, it would be the equivalent of the runner continuing to run, but holding his arms up and waving(As he ran at his normal speed) until he crossed the tape.
2013-08-28 07:08:47 PM  
1 votes:

Uzzah: bdub77: Half-ironman.

Yep. Not to take anything away from the guy who won (or the guy who finished second), but there is a world of difference between "Ironman 70.3" and the classic definition of "Ironman." A good 4.5 hours and 70 more miles, among other things.

downstairs: Should have been penalized for pushing the other guy out of the way.

Meh, the showboater beat him in the race fair and square. He wasn't demonstrating very good positional awareness of his competition, but he was unambiguously the first guy to the finish. Trying to sneak across and win just because the real winner was being a dumbass by whooping it up with the crowd before crossing the line would be a pretty douchey move itself. Being cool about the whole thing just shows that second place guy is a good sportsman and acknowledges that he got beat.


I'm not sure I agree with that.  Yes, the guy was in first place.  But let's say he was in first but didn't pace himself properly and ended up losing, when, if he'd remembered his plan, he would have won.  Is it douchey to pass him then?  How about if he tripped because he was looking at the crowd and not the course?  Still a dick move to pass him?

I'm more of the, "If a guy loses because he was an idiot, well, it's on him" school of thought.
2013-08-28 07:05:38 PM  
1 votes:

Uzzah: bdub77: Half-ironman.

Yep. Not to take anything away from the guy who won (or the guy who finished second), but there is a world of difference between "Ironman 70.3" and the classic definition of "Ironman." A good 4.5 hours and 70 more miles, among other things.

downstairs: Should have been penalized for pushing the other guy out of the way.

Meh, the showboater beat him in the race fair and square. He wasn't demonstrating very good positional awareness of his competition, but he was unambiguously the first guy to the finish. Trying to sneak across and win just because the real winner was being a dumbass by whooping it up with the crowd before crossing the line would be a pretty douchey move itself. Being cool about the whole thing just shows that second place guy is a good sportsman and acknowledges that he got beat.


no, you stop running when you cross the finish line. the second place finisher should have passed him.
2013-08-28 06:57:56 PM  
1 votes:

bdub77: Half-ironman.


Yep. Not to take anything away from the guy who won (or the guy who finished second), but there is a world of difference between "Ironman 70.3" and the classic definition of "Ironman." A good 4.5 hours and 70 more miles, among other things.

downstairs: Should have been penalized for pushing the other guy out of the way.


Meh, the showboater beat him in the race fair and square. He wasn't demonstrating very good positional awareness of his competition, but he was unambiguously the first guy to the finish. Trying to sneak across and win just because the real winner was being a dumbass by whooping it up with the crowd before crossing the line would be a pretty douchey move itself. Being cool about the whole thing just shows that second place guy is a good sportsman and acknowledges that he got beat.
 
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