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candy ollier wrote (see)
What's the issue with chips being removed? You can still finish, although you won't get an official time. In Germany they tried to physically box cougie in, but he jumped over the fence and ran the marathon anyway. If you're going to technically dnf due to cut off, you can still run it. It's your choice whether you want to "rio" (hurrah!) or "JD" (boo!). If you choose to quit, no point asking for sympathy. Innit.
point well made Candy.
esp like the whether you want to "rio"!
Im. Rio! wrote (see)
And as I said before I was fully expecting to be pulled off.
pah, can't believe i'm being grouped with buckers!
<books flight to canada>
ahhh JD come back!
come run the Beacon Ultra in Dec!!!
it's far, far worse than that - you're only three steps removed from bear!
that could cause a problem with canadian immigration then i guess.
weren't you doing imch? thought i saw your name on the start list.
Bringing back some lovely memories. Buckers is/was a nice chap though on meeting him. I wish he was still on here.
Regarding the finish or not to finish debate if you ignore IM rules about cut offs the pirate points system clearly states (somehwere) that a finish is a finish- so get your pendant, ignore the doubters and kick ass next year Rio.
I have never been a fan of tattoo's but each one to their own and it's a free country and all that.....
However, I can someone explain to me why, however proud one is to have run an IM, anyone would want to have a company's registered trademark and/or logo tattooed to them for the rest of their life?
It is surely a marketing dream and I bet there is a marketing manager somewhere in middle America working for WTC, picking up a fat bonus each year, who can't believe his luck that folk are actually asking for his trademark as a tattoo.
As I say I am not a great fan anyway of tatt's but all the same, I am interested in understanding it a bit more as I can't think of another example anywhere where this happens.
Jj - apologies I didn't go back further on the thread and I do understand the sense of achievement. And no one is being held down to have it done. I doubt actually I would have an Oly logo either had I done that although I would argue that the Olympic circles are more than a logo and are universally known to many billions of people. It's a question of choice at the end of the day and I am not being judgemental.
However, my final point then I will drop it.........I love wearing my finisher's t shirt, my running hat and all the Ironman bling that we got, but I am about as likely to have a Ralph Lauren logo tattooed to my chest and go topless as I am to get an IM tatt.
Iron Rose's is pretty cool. Candy's looks like an iron smurf and Oxy's is gaylord pink.
There are loads of good and very bad on a google images search. I originally wanted one but soon settled on multiple t-shirts and a watch. You could just walk around in the new K-Swiss shoes
Silly (but true story)
There are 3 or 4 of us at our gym who all have Mdots, I was standing at the mirror shaving a few weeks back and Gary one of my training buddies said "Sorry Dave your Mdot is upstaged !" Turned to the guy next to me and he has the Olympic rings on his shoulder....At least Mr Boardman had the grace to laugh and say he would never be stupid enough to race IM
All mine so far are black so will most likely go down the 'no colour' route.Personalising it your way is a great idea FB. I don't think I'll be getting this though, not quite as an iconic symbol..... yet: