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Discussion: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

Subject: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Paul B.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: It's a sad day.

RIP IMSG.
Glad I got to race it twice when it was tough.

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Stephen M.

Written on: Friday April 27, 2012

Message: Ugh, I was really looking forward to it for next year.

Back to the drawing board.

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: john m.

Written on: Friday April 27, 2012

Message: Paul- what is your opinion as to why the race was changed?

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Friday April 27, 2012

Message: I have read in numerous articles that it was too difficult as a 140.6 and as a result they were having trouble selling spots. Gotta do what makes you money and stop doing what doesn't....

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Paul B.

Written on: Monday April 30, 2012

Message: I think that Suzanne's comments are accurate. A lot of people want to just do the distance. Look at how many first timers are at any given race. Maybe half the participants? What bragging rights are there to doing the toughest IM in North America other than Kona?
In Phoenix, we have a huge triathlon community, and there was a lot of support for St. George, but then IMAZ is right here...Right now I am regretting not signing up. I would have if I had known it was the last year as an IM. But then, they already watered it down by making the run flat.

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Teri d.

Written on: Monday April 30, 2012

Message: Dang, if my back held up this year, I was hoping to put that race on my schedule. No fun if it's just a 70.3, too bad.

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: Teri - funny - I was thinking the opposite - I will consider it now :). Looks gorgeous but so hard to train for a hilly full here in FL without going nutso on the trainer. I'm not a glutton for that much pain!!

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: Suzanne let's do it next year!

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Cheryl M.

Written on: Thursday May 03, 2012

Message: I'm glad to be doing it this year, since it's the last one. However the run course looks pretty boring...especially considering what it used to look like. I agree with Paul, I think it was harder than athletes wanted in an Ironman race. Really though,Ironman isn't supposed to be easy!

Subject: RE: IMSG to be a 70.3 in 2013

By: Daniel S.

Written on: Thursday May 03, 2012

Message: I wanted to do that full IM race so bad, but living in snow country and trying to get ready for that difficult course by May was too scary for me so I did Florida IM instead. For me it makes a lot of sense as an early season 70.3 race and I'm planning to be there next year.

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