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Title: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 06:59
Hello guys. I couldn't find a topic regarding triathlon so I started on.
You know that I won the national road cycling title 2 weeks ago. Last Sunday, there was the Triathlon National Championship (yeah i don't know why our federations wait for the winter season to organize their events). I had good fitness level coming from tthe cycling championships and I'm a good runner but a bad openwater swimmer. So I decided to try my luck. I ended up winning the National title too  :D . Bearing in mind that triathlon is still  in its infancy in Lebanon.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: ram on December 19, 2012, 07:05
Bloody hell. Double champion!

Was it a comfortable win? The gap, not the manner.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 07:06
Bloody hell. Double champion!

Was it a comfortable win? The gap, not the manner.

thx man. I won by 1'30"
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: ram on December 19, 2012, 07:09
Fantastic, congratulations mate.
Title: Triathlon
Post by: kabloemski on December 19, 2012, 07:48
Wow. Nobilis indeed!
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 08:09
some pics:

Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: just some guy on December 19, 2012, 08:14
Legend

You and ...........

 ;D
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 08:24
Legend

You and ...........

 ;D

hahahaha

Well i have the chance to be in a minor country in sports, and where the national sport is the hubble bubble.  ;D
PS: We're good in Basketball too
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: just some guy on December 19, 2012, 08:48
Was meaning you and Armstrong

Road racing tri types.

Anyways genius Nobs great 2 weeks for you. :win
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 09:05
Was meaning you and Armstrong

Road racing tri types.


Yeah i figured that out  :)
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: AG on December 19, 2012, 10:09
wow Nobi ... that is awesome.

a true champion !!!!

 :win    :win    :win    :win    :win    :win  :hug
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: The Hitch on December 19, 2012, 10:44
Hello guys. I couldn't find a topic regarding triathlon so I started on.
You know that I won the national road cycling title 2 weeks ago. Last Sunday, there was the Triathlon National Championship (yeah i don't know why our federations wait for the winter season to organize their events). I had good fitness level coming from tthe cycling championships and I'm a good runner but a bad openwater swimmer. So I decided to try my luck. I ended up winning the National title too  :D . Bearing in mind that triathlon is still  in its infancy in Lebanon.

How did you win? Did you get dropped.on the open water swim then catch up on the bike?

I wonder what other people in history have won both the triathlon and road cycling national championships of any.country. Maybe your the first.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: ram on December 19, 2012, 11:21
Sorry, it has been done. Somewhere in the Caribbean, St Lucia maybe... forgetting now, but somewhere there.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: nobilis on December 19, 2012, 11:45
How did you win? Did you get dropped.on the open water swim then catch up on the bike?

I wonder what other people in history have won both the triathlon and road cycling national championships of any.country. Maybe your the first.

Yeah i was dropped during the swim, then cycling being my strongest leg, I caught the rest and stayed in front during the run.

About being the first to do the double, if it has been done, it should be in a minor country like mentioned by ram.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: ram on December 19, 2012, 12:00
Yeah i was dropped during the swim, then cycling being my strongest leg, I caught the rest and stayed in front during the run.
Nice one.
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: froome19 on December 19, 2012, 12:35
Sorry, it has been done. Somewhere in the Caribbean, St Lucia maybe... forgetting now, but somewhere there.
Texas?
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: froome19 on December 19, 2012, 12:54
As much as Texas would like independence, hence 'the lone star state' they're not there yet.

Just think Texas = Yorkshire.
Poetic licence.. :D

Anyways if the USA had their way they would have the whole world under their domination  :P
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: froome19 on December 19, 2012, 13:14
And the problem with that, would be what?
We would all have to eat Ice Cream, Burgers, French Fries and Waffles and would all grow fat..
Like this:
Spoiler (hover to show)
What could be worse  :fp

Back on topic.
Congratulations Nobilis on your wins, it just shows how good an athlete you are as without actually being proper good at the swimming you still managed to win :pray
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: The Hitch on December 19, 2012, 16:52
Texas?
Id.go.for.tasmania
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: Dim on December 19, 2012, 17:30
Hurrah.. next step olympic qualification.. :D
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: Dim on December 19, 2012, 17:31
And nobilis has had so many thank yous for winning that he now has two medals on his profile as well :D
Title: Re: Triathlon
Post by: Havetts on December 19, 2012, 20:45
Nobilis, is there anything you can not do? Wow! :pray