Sian Welch & Wendy Ingraham - The Crawl - 1997


  • Not certain why you find it funny ?
  • funny?? ever done an Ironman?? probably no

    both I and DtS have - what they are going through is what many others have been through in an IM. it ain't funny at all when the body starts shutting down on you but the mind is still competing

    have some respect for 2 athletes competing at the limits of their physical abilities and not wanting to give way to their competition.
  • 15West15West ✭✭✭
    yes yes. It is all very impressive - just made me giggle, that's all.
  • twunt
  • Bet he thinks Johnny Hoogerland went into that barbed wire fence last year on the TdF just to give him something to laugh at on dark winter nights...
  • 15West15West ✭✭✭
  • try this link to find out
  • 15West15West ✭✭✭
    oh, him. No, didn't find that funny at all.
  • Come on, something can be impressive and funny at the same time. If you were watching it live then laughing might be inappropriate but after the event I bet the two athletes look back at that footage themselves and laugh.
  •  I just wish I had the mental strength to push my body as hard as they were.  Only respect from me.
  • What is funny is of course subjective.

    Respect them as athletes but do find the clip funny

    What is funnier is seeing a few IM upset at such an innocent comment - twunts

  • admittedly it doesn't look elegant, but to see the effort they are putting in after the distance that they have covered in a battle for 4th ! place is bloody impressive. First time i have seen that clip
  • shows what happens if you don't get the nutrition should get into that state in a race....

    i believe that this clip is what got ironman on the world stage and made it the massive thing it is worldwide today......
  • 15West15West ✭✭✭
    people watched it and thought...COOL! I WANT SOME OF THAT!
  • Close Seren.. It was Julie Moss Some 5 years earlier
  • I stand corrected Dave.....nice to see them finishing in the dark.i know that feeling image
  • Old joke:

    Q - How do you know when you're talking to an Ironman?
    A - He'll tell you.

  • You beat me to it, Dave, I was about to say they were only copying Julie Moss's epic finish. Far from inspiring me at the time I first saw it, it made me think there's no way I could do that. I was wrong.
  • I don't get it. Why reduce yourself to that state? What's so admirable about it?

    <scratches head>

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