Friday, December 15, 2006

Battle of the sexes in Kona?

Inside Tri has an interesting analysis of the winning male and female times for the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, indicating an average of 54:31 difference between the male and female champions in finishing times.

I, for one, would like to see the cutoff at the end of the day set 54:31 later for women at Ironman-distance triathlons, too, in order to be roughly comparable effort-wise for back-of-the-packers of each gender. But yes, I'm aware that very, very few purists or fast triathletes would agree with me on that point!

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