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Taking my daughter home from dance auditions today, see a guy walking back from the Calgary Scotiabank Marathon in his TRS kit. I'm all, "TRS, hey, I'm in TRS!?" He's all, "Hey I'm Kevin, @rigpig on TRS!" I'm all, "Hey I'm Brent!" Then he told me about his race.
39th Annual Sheep River Road Race. 1st in my age group, 5th overall featuring a ball's out sprint finish like I've never had in which I was apparently nipped by .4 seconds according to the chip. And, I won the bike draw. Fucking awesome.
It’s probably all that. I mean, with a new kid she’s probably looking to cut down on travel and training. Training one discipline where she won’t have to travel a crazy race series to get points to qualify (pretty sure US is just a national trials for running?) is all probably pretty attractive.
I think triathlon has to look at this and wonder if it’s going to have to change. If every 4 years your champion in your biggest event decides to bugger off and either mostly or totally withdraw from the sport, you’re going to have a hard time generating a following.