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Yokohama - the case of the disappearing shoes
With Katie Zaferes' controversial choice to go back after her sunglasses that fell off during the run, what about Brownlee's cycling shoes?
The commentators' explanation of ITU rules suggested that if equipment was dropped accidentally all was good, but if it was discarded intentionally it is a clear penalty.
After Brownlee's crash, we all saw him running with his bike shouldered. He had no cycling shoes on his feet, and I didn't see them hanging from his pedals. They must have fallen off accidentally, as the British darling didn't receive any penalty. In fact, this became another marketing opportunity for ITU, per instagram.
I know this may seem nit-picky, but I'm losing sleep over this.