Triathlon

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Nine Bob Note, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Didn't watch any of the games today (bit depressing having the gymnastics and the cycling finish last night) but tmoz sees the men's triathlon. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are in the running (and the cycling and the swimming) and are looking for gold AND silver. Gold and bronze in London, but then silver medallist and arch rival, JaviƩr Gomez, is out injured this time, so it's looking good for the one-two.

    3pm UK time.
     
  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Bollocks, would quite liked to have watched this but it'll be one of the few times I won't be sitting in front of my TV :(
     
  3. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Earphones? I don't really get people listening to sport on radio, but triathlon strikes me as one that would work
     
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Nah, I'll literally just be heading into the Science Museum's Leonardo exhibition, I'll get in trouble with my mum if I'm not paying attention :oops: :D
     
  5. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Goody. Been wondering when the triathlon will be on. If the women's marathon is anything to go by then the scenery will be great.
     
  6. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    I shall try to catch some of this though I have promised the small one we will go shopping this afternoon!
     
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    The internet has all the shopping you need! ;)
     
  8. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Balls. Just seen Jonathan Edwards on triathlon preamble duties. His whiny voice and snidey persona get on my tits. Hope he's not commentating during the actual race or else or I'll have to turn the sound off.
     
  9. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Surely it's not efficient for the Brownlees to lead the pack the whole time?
     
  10. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    But they're used to uneven terrain, that's how they train in Yorkshire (call that a fucking hill?) That's how they've opened up the gap between the first and second group, as Mola's group has no one driving them up the big incline. Plus, this isn't going to be suiting everyone in the Brownlee group who are being forced to keep up - they're gonna be knackered before they even start the run :thumbs:
     
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  11. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    The Brownlee's are 1 and 2 after the cycling.
     
  12. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Well done those Brownlee brothers!!
     
  13. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    They are made of iron, those two. Congrats to them.
     
  14. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Well they fucking rinsed that.
     
  15. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    I like how they finished in alphabetical order :)
     
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  16. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Crikey, that seemed a lot easier than expected. Looks like they had it sewn up at the beginning of the cycling segment. No Gomez, their main rival, in the race this time. Mola, another rival, has just given the most charming interview to BBC - full of smiles, giving long enthusiastic answers to bog standard questions.
     
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  17. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    It was great to watch. I only caught the end of the swim as I'm abroad and couldn't use iPlayer. In the end used someone's Facebook feed from the US - on their mobile in front of the telly. Once they came out of the swim in the front group that was it really. Another gold and silver for GB.
     
  18. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Women's triathlon today!
     
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  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Don't suppose the Brownlees have a sister? A young aunt, perhaps...?
     
  20. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The front group on the bikes is quite big
     
  21. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    GB doing OK. Best we can hope for is silver and bronze though. Unless Jorgenson falls over or something.
     
  22. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    A fight!
     
  23. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    They're dillying like its a bike race!
     
  24. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Hehe... Shame the GB pair aren't closer.
     
  25. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Heartbreak on the cards for one of them - I bet the trainers/family/friends of the 2 brits are nervous as hell for them!
     
  26. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I'm watching the online feed where the commentary has stopped and we're just seeing athletes continue to come over the line. Some great fights down the field, the Mexican who sprinted to secure 33rd promptly collapsed :eek:
     
  27. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

     
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  28. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    That's a great story. Not the first time they've done this sort of thing either.
     
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  29. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Was gonna watch this this avo but forgot to avoid news media in advance :facepalm: Might still bung it on, I have nothing against sweaty young men after all...
     

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