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|Subject: ||RE: Should drafting be banned in ITU triathlon races?|
time equality wrote:
If the sport wants a swimmer to be able to break away to steal a win, the swim segment needs to be equal to the other segments time-wise. What are teh segment times now, approx? 17 for the 1500 S, bit under an hour for the 40k B and right around 30 for the 10k R? Double the swim (for the pros) and see if a bad ass swimmer can make a break and hold it. Or reduce the bike to 30k and see what happens. Anyway, presently, the swim is basically the pros' warm-up to a group ride then a 10k race.
I'm no triathlon pro, but wouldn't doubling the swim increase the dangers of the race? Shortening the bike would probably make more sense.
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