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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. 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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