tri harder wrote:
do you normally use run-on sentences to try and convey what you think? i know the entire gamut of triathletes, from olympians to 16-hour ironmen, and i never have heard someone complain about the run or bike being the wrong distance. many (most?) triathletes have garmins and people will say things like "the run was short" or "i had the run at 4.95K" but nobody really cares. they certainly don't care in the way that every runner would compare if a 5k were the wrong distance. it's the same thing as in xc races where the actual times are largely irrelevant because the conditions vary so much from course-to-course and from year-to-year.
i don't understand why you think this matters? will you actually change how you bike and run if you know beforehand that the run is 4.9K or 10.2K? get over yourself.
Strange response. Why add the first sentence? Completely immature behavior. Why add the last comment? You don't know me or my general personality, other than gleaning snippets from what I have added above. I told you why it matters to me. When I raced the triathlons I completed, I did not inquire as to what they were advertising was in fact accurate (see above, not anal retentive). In fact, I didn't even know there was such a rule. I do enjoy passing people, so that is why the distance issue, to me, is something I now think is a silly rule. Have a nice day!