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Is Vanessa Fernandes back (aka how big of a rock am I living under)??

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Is this for f'ing real??? I WILL CRAP MY PANTS
Granpa Chook

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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    who?
    AaronWebsteyMartin
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Dark_mark said:

    who?

    Don't you even joke about my precious Vanessa!
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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    Literally who tho
    AaronWebsteyrangamelHensatcdhryournotunique
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    Who x2?
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited February 15
    Short course dominator from 2003-2008, with a 2008 Silver in Beijing and has been MIA at the ITU level since 2010
    idking90AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Thank you @Matt , I couldn't bring myself to google it for these dinkbags.
    Matt
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    ItsShugItsShug Member, Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Thank you @Matt , I couldn't bring myself to google it for these dinkbags.

    Wait, so you didn't know either?
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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    Remember back when TRS was embracing the "blow in" label? This is an example.
    AaronWebstey
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    EmilyCocksEmilyCocks Member, Pro Triathlete
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Thank you for your typical class and knowledge, @EmilyCocks .

    Seriously, for you blow-ins, she was the mid-2000s Gwen. Except that she had Emma Snowsill (you probably only heard of her after she got knocked up by your favourite male triathlete) to challenge her. Oh and as Emily probably knows, 'Gwen 1.0' was a Canadian woman who got (unintentionally) screwed out of a world championship when the women got directed into the chute one lap too soon. Bonus points to anyone under 35 who can name that athlete!
    idking90Granpa Chook
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    ItsShugItsShug Member, Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Michael Jordan?
    AaronWebsteyGasBombAdrienneRobert Rankin
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    Aaron Webb?
    AaronWebsteyGasBomb
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    MartinMartin Member
    edited February 16
    Carol Montgomery.
    Wait. I'm over 35.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Edited @Martin 's post to show off a forum feature you may not have known about :)
    Matt
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    MartinMartin Member
    edited February 16

    Edited @Martin 's post to show off a forum feature you may not have known about :)

    But was I right? She was the first uber runner in women's tri that I can recall.
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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    Oh THAT Vanessa Fernandes. Big fan. Known about her for years.
    idking90AaronWebsteyellsworth53tyournotunique
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    EmilyCocksEmilyCocks Member, Pro Triathlete
    @AaronWebstey I know that triathlete...met her in Victoria when I went up to do some training with Patrick.
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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    @AaronWebstey I knew about Montgomery, she was supposed to race the 10,000m as well but crashed out in the triathlon earlier in the games. Didn't know that's how she got screwed out of World Champs though.
    Even though Montgomery DNFed, it's probably also worth noting that the 2000 Olympic gold medalist later tested positive for EPO but didn't have her medal stripped.
    I'm well under 35 so I win! Admittedly I didn't even start triathlon until 2007, but I've got a decent appreciation for the sport's history. Plus Barrie Shepley CONSTANTLY compares Gwen during the broadcasts to Fernandes, Montgomery, 2010-11 Paula Findlay, and other seemingly unbeatable women of the past.
    AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    edited February 16
    @Martin correct! And @idking90 is the sub-35 winner. Carol is one of my early triathlon heroes. Super west coast hippy, won duathlon worlds in 93 and never raced another duathlon, and just used to destroy everybody on the run. It really did look Gwen-esque.

    After that worlds fuckup (an official sent the leader down the finish chute a lap early in a 4-lap run, so they made a quick call and sent everybody in a lap early - thus stranding Carol in 2nd), we as fans were ENRAGED! We were sure she'd be spitting vitriol at the officials (not knowing what kind of person she was since social media wasn't a thing yet). But in the interviews after, she said something to the effect of "ah well, who knows if I would have caught her for sure (she would have), everyone still had to run the same course, and 2nd is still pretty great!".

    I should probably make a new reaction button for posts like this - it could be Grandpa Simpson's face or perhaps just the text TL;DR
    idking90Granpa ChookM_Ware
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    Classic Canadian moment... pivot to talking about Carol Montgomery.
    AaronWebsteyidking90
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Classic Canadian moment... pivot to talking about Carol Montgomery.

    Who wants to relive some classic Puntous twins moments ... ehhhh?
    MartinGranpa ChookMatt
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    Please spare us! :)

    For all you blow-ins...triathlonlive.tv has a great archive of world championships from 1989-2008.

    Fernandes would have really benefited from the WTS series model back in the day, instead of the one-day championship. She was very consistent. Hopefully she is back to stay, I think she has tried to make a comeback before.
    MattAaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPelado
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Yeah, she's definitely more of a Gomez than a Brownlee. God, watching her run though ... beautiful.
    Granpa Chook
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    ellsworth53tellsworth53t Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    well, we know who she is now. is she racing or what? you crap your pants?

    *blow-in: I'm into triathlon because of the great recession and my history doesn't go back any further. Pre-2008 I was making stacks, slingin' mortgages and doing booger sugar with Lehman Bro's.
    AaronWebsteyGranpa ChookTad_MachrowiczCraig DyournotuniqueKenElPescadoPeladoGasBomb

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