Siesta time by Felipe Gutiérrez: “Rolling Start? Start Launched in Triathlon?

"In the Rolling Start the athletes leave approximately in 15 minutes and are ordered by their quality in the swimming sector every race time will start when they pass by the start line"


I am clear that if we continue doing "bullshit" we load the invention of triathlon and we do other things like "campfire", "joke contest" and the like.

But we're going to see, do you really like this system of exits? Well, if that's the case, I do not understand anything and you're not really going to compete, surely it's fine for the posture so famous now, but a competition is something else.

Can you imagine in athletics on the track or in a cross in an 10.000 that the athlete comes out when he thinks? It would be very fun to guess who won. And if we did it in 100 meters, it could be interesting.

Both Ironman experiment makes us all see that it is something wonderful, go that if the FETRI does, we shot up to the waterline.

What the Fetri will use ?, I can not believe it, but has already given the go-ahead in tests that "depends more financially", I hope that in their MD and LD championships neither the FETRI nor the ITU They emboben us even more.

I would like to be able to sleep a nap today, I am tired, the sun is strong but ... the "Rolling Swim Start" evidently does not let me even hit a nap,

I think this is out of whack ... and in the normative IM it says: "At the start of the race the athletes leave approximately 15 minutes and are ordered by their quality in the swimming sector every race time will start when they pass through the starting line".

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Exit launched at the IRONMAN Couer d'Alene


of the athletes will be activated once they cross the carpet of the exit just in the arch of the swim exit".

It occurs to me to think, and if it does not detect the chip, then nothing goes to your house without knowing the real time, also as you do not know when you left.

Well nothing that seems to be cool this type of exits, because the truth I can not understand and I assure you that I will not see this type of evidence, this kind of badly called competitions.

I do not know how they do not invent the IM clock where they could accumulate all the data of the test and finally pass it to a database, knowing them "the business is the business" I would not be surprised if they take it out and everyone goes running to buy one for be able to "compete" with at least a clock at least.

These things are hard to follow, understand, and happy that they exist. I have read comments of all kinds, some in favor and others against, and I am already thinking about what the competition officials are for, which is why it is "swallowed up" also if it comes from IM or from organizers that imitate.

I want competition where the exits, whatever they do on equal terms, that if we do not modern thinking it is very chic to participate in a test with "Rolling Star", the truth is that it's cool to get home and tell the goalkeeper: "I come from an IM with Rolling Star", surely the goalkeeper will be amazed with how brave, daring and cool his neighbor. And let's not say in the office, the most of the most.

The heat makes my nap a short one, I think it only makes her happy the award to Javier Gómez Noya of the Princess of Asturias Award that she has been waiting for so many years, to figure out how much the prize was Prince of Asturias before and Javier already chose the prize.

What I just realized when I saw the facebook this morning is that I do not have a picture with Javier Gómez Noya and that everyone has it. I do not know what that means exactly but someday I'll make one with him.

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