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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:09 pm

Mark. wrote:
La wrote:I just saw Mark finish in 12:25, not looking too happy. :(

Thanks for the updates Lesley. Less unhappy than totally wasted. 12h25 on a day as hot as that was about all I could hope for.

oh look....Mark. !!!! :D
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby La » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:45 pm

Mark. wrote:
La wrote:I just saw Mark finish in 12:25, not looking too happy. :(

Thanks for the updates Lesley. Less unhappy than totally wasted. 12h25 on a day as hot as that was about all I could hope for.

When I saw you cross, it was with lots of other people (everyone seemed to finish in packs!) and it looked like you kind of got tied up with a few other people in the melee to run through the tape and get medals, etc. If I'd had a rough day, I'd have looked pissed at that, too. :lol:

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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby CinC » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:40 pm

Just did a look at the last few years of stats - thinking that this was an exceptional year for DNF's because of the heat, but not really the case - 2009 was the worst - that was the year with the smoke that blew in from the forest fires.

2011 - 234 dnf's of 2832 starters - 8.3%
2010 - 125 dnf's of 2732 starters - 4.6%
2009 - 224 dnf's of 2605 starters - 9.1%
2008 - 144 dnf's of 2211 starters - 6.5%
2007 - 142 dnf's of 2588 starters - 5.4%
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Postby La » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:03 pm

CinC wrote:Just did a look at the last few years of stats - thinking that this was an exceptional year for DNF's because of the heat, but not really the case - 2009 was the worst - that was the year with the smoke that blew in from the forest fires.

2011 - 234 dnf's of 2832 starters - 8.3%
2010 - 125 dnf's of 2732 starters - 4.6%
2009 - 224 dnf's of 2605 starters - 9.1%
2008 - 144 dnf's of 2211 starters - 6.5%
2007 - 142 dnf's of 2588 starters - 5.4%

2006 (the year I did it) - 176 DNFs of 2352 starters - 7.4%. I found it quite hot that year.
2005 (the year I spectated) - 185 DNFs of 2247 starters - 8.2%. Also a hot year.

There were fires in 2003 as well, but only 4.7% DNF'd that year (including my friend Marissa).
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:54 pm

La wrote:Thanks for the update, seuss. Did he get his medal, hat and shirt? When my friend crossed at 17:15 back in 2006 they gave her the finishing gear.

Running out of water at aid stations?? At Ironman? That's pretty bad. :(


not at the time. could be because he stumbled right at the finish and was scooped up in a wheel chair to the med tent.

he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

then he spoke to the CEO - he should be able to get his finisher swag tonight when he takes the Things to the volunteer dinner.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:58 pm

seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)
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Postby Kelodie » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:26 pm

Wow Seuss, that's crazy. I'm glad he'll still get the finisher swag and I hope the organizers will plan better next year.
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby La » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:32 pm

They switched from Gatorade to Powerade? Why is that? Is that just IMC or all IM races?

ETA: things have kind of gone downhill across the board since Graham Fraser sold all the IMNA races to WTC. I thought IMC was not included in that sale. Who runs it now?
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby drghfx » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:34 pm

Congratulations to all the RM participants.

Well done Mr. Seuss! Way to hang in there and finish!

ETA - Was there a margarita waiting for you at the end?
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:35 pm

La wrote:They switched from Gatorade to Powerade? Why is that? Is that just IMC or all IM races?


sponsorship stuff i think. i think it was Powerade - may have it wrong. definitely not Gatorade.
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby CinC » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:36 pm

Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)


It wasn't Powerade. It was Ironman Perform Sports Drink made by Power Gel.

They''ve been using it at all WTC events now and we were informed of this months ago.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:42 pm

Ok that's that I thought- that makes more sense.
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:43 pm

La wrote:They switched from Gatorade to Powerade? Why is that? Is that just IMC or all IM races?

ETA: things have kind of gone downhill across the board since Graham Fraser sold all the IMNA races to WTC. I thought IMC was not included in that sale. Who runs it now?


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Postby MINITEE » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:52 pm

Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)


Sounds like the same excuses they had in Chicago in 2007.. not.acceptable.at.all....

Glad to hear that he is well and dang.. he deserves that schwag... if he doesn't get it, the RM nation will band together for you! :shifty:
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 pm

CinC wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)


It wasn't Powerade. It was Ironman Perform Sports Drink made by Power Gel.

They''ve been using it at all WTC events now and we were informed of this months ago.


my info is all hearsay and filtered through an addled brain so i should stop commenting. it is still somewhat predictable that a product change could result in more athletes wanting water.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:12 pm

seuss wrote:
CinC wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)


It wasn't Powerade. It was Ironman Perform Sports Drink made by Power Gel.

They''ve been using it at all WTC events now and we were informed of this months ago.


my info is all hearsay and filtered through an addled brain so i should stop commenting. it is still somewhat predictable that a product change could result in more athletes wanting water.


Yeah, even though people knew well in advance (I remember another friend talking about some fancy enhanced IM drink which is why I was surprised you said Powerade), it's not surprising that many people would plan to take water instead and take with them what they regularly train with.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:36 pm

Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:
CinC wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
seuss wrote:he spoke to the race director last night at the dinner. she was full of excuses - powerade instead of gatorade meant athletes took more water, and that it was hot so athletes were using it to cool themselves. really - how unpredictable! as she put it "well these things happen - just like a flat." not really the same.

Yikes, not a good PR person, I guess?

It seems pretty inexcusable. I'm also really surprised they used Powerade.

Anyway, I'm glad he'll still get his finisher's swag. :)


It wasn't Powerade. It was Ironman Perform Sports Drink made by Power Gel.

They''ve been using it at all WTC events now and we were informed of this months ago.


my info is all hearsay and filtered through an addled brain so i should stop commenting. it is still somewhat predictable that a product change could result in more athletes wanting water.


Yeah, even though people knew well in advance (I remember another friend talking about some fancy enhanced IM drink which is why I was surprised you said Powerade), it's not surprising that many people would plan to take water instead and take with them what they regularly train with.



I think this "enhanced" drink has been around for over a year. When my friend Marc did IM Lake Placid last year I believe they were using it. I know he got a bunch of it sent to him for free by someone earlier in the summer so he could try it out. I'll have to check with him about who sent it to him.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Regardless, they ran out of water...
That was the real problem.
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Postby La » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:45 pm

They were also promoting it heavily at the Boston expo this year. Not sure if it's available here - is it?

Some people take the "nothing new on race day" thing a bit too seriously (if you're dehydrated, drink what's there, FFS). But then again, most people I know who are hobbled at IM get that way because of stomach issues. I'm generally fine with any type of hydration/nutrition, but I certainly prefer some things over others.
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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:06 pm

what was most disappointing for mr seuss was that the Things were holding the finish banner on the last shift so he missed out on that and a finish line photo.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:17 pm

Jwolf wrote:Regardless, they ran out of water...
That was the real problem.



Umm...I wasn't disputing that...I was just making a comment that this drink product has been on the market for a while.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:18 pm

seuss wrote:what was most disappointing for mr seuss was that the Things were holding the finish banner on the last shift so he missed out on that and a finish line photo.



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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby CinC » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:51 pm

La wrote:They were also promoting it heavily at the Boston expo this year. Not sure if it's available here - is it?



Two local retailers, Speed Theory and Tri It, were carrying the powder mix here. I heard that the Running Room was/is stocking it, but I didn't see it at their stores.

I used it in training - it's not overly sweet and I like it better than gatorade.

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Re: IMC 2011 Bib Numbers

Postby seuss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:32 pm

conquering hero is home - looks pretty spiffy in his finisher swag. Thing 2 won a great bag'o'swag that mr seuss is trying to barter for contents.
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