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Re: Khaos: The Lost Frontier
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2015, 04:28 »
A moto ride to a disqualification

After the 2015 Ironman Latin American Championships in Brazil folks noticed a picture of a competitor on the back of a motorbike, where she had finished third in her age group. MundoTri.com.br in Brazil broke the story and it looks now that the athlete in question has been disqualified.

Patricia Franco Mendes is a competitor in the F25-29 group and she is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Earlier this year at 70.3 Latin American Championships in Brasilia she won her age group with a 2:21:56 bike split and a 4:28:11 overall time. In comparison, German pro Ricarda Lisk rode 2:21:45 and race winner Helle Frederiksen rode 2:10:52, plus that 4:28:11 overall time placed her 8th among all females. But after Ironman Brazil where Franco Mendes narrowly missed a Kona slot folks reached out to Wagner Araújo of MundoTri to report that she was spotted with her Trek Speed Concept on the back of the motorbike of a race mechanic during the race.


Well, triathlon is 100 years younger than cycling. Of course they're doing the same now as cyclists did in the 1900s. :D
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