Official Women’s Beijing Olympics Triathlon Results
Posted Aug 22 2008 6:43pm
Official Beijing Olympics Triathlon Results for the women’s race are up and here is the link over at triathlon.org
I have obviously done a horrible job of chronicling the the actual Triathlon race at the Ming Tomb Reservoir since I was actually there, but the videos are coming soon (hopefully before I start mba school in 10 days). So anyway, you can look at the results and a few things stand out. One is that it’s unfortunate that there were 10 dnfs. We know that three ladies got into a crash, but I’m not so sure why the others did not finish. If there is any race that you should absolutely definitely finish in my book, it’s a race that only comes around every fours years. If it takes a Julie Moss crawl…well then that’s what it takes, but actually finishing an Olympic race is a must - our sport is not one where there are different distances and events (ala 100m, 200m, 400m, relays, etc). The other stuff is fairly regular, although Emma Snowsill’s 33:16 10k (5:22 pace) is blistering. Just like Javier Gomez in the past has cemented going under 30 minutes to beat him in the 10k, Emma’s run is sure to send girls to the treadmill all winter long. She ran over a full minute faster than Vanessa Fernandes, who is no slow poke!