[quote]I chose division 2 wrote:
Where does he do his training??? Does he have a group he trains with?? Does he have a coach?? I'm jusy wondering.[quote]need for speed wrote:
To my knowledge: has a coach, doesn't train much/at all with a group, was based in Phoenix but they're back up in Oregon now.
Referencing the Chengdu results, if you look at some of the guys that came out of the water directly ahead of Alan, you see that he rode with 2 others and they finished around 56 minutes, while a couple of guys - who were only a handful of seconds in front - rode +/-54. So it's not that 42 seconds in the swim is significant or insignificant, because there were guys in the top 10 who also swam over 19 minutes. It's that if you can't get into a good pack on the bike, it's impossible to outrun that deficit.