Sian Welch & Wendy Ingraham - The Crawl - 1997

Funny and impressive

20 messages
21/02/2012 at 21:06
22/02/2012 at 09:29
Not certain why you find it funny ?
22/02/2012 at 09:35
funny?? ever done an Ironman?? probably no

both I and DtS have - what they are going through is what many others have been through in an IM. it ain't funny at all when the body starts shutting down on you but the mind is still competing

have some respect for 2 athletes competing at the limits of their physical abilities and not wanting to give way to their competition.
22/02/2012 at 10:12
yes yes. It is all very impressive - just made me giggle, that's all.
22/02/2012 at 10:17
twunt
22/02/2012 at 10:59
Bet he thinks Johnny Hoogerland went into that barbed wire fence last year on the TdF just to give him something to laugh at on dark winter nights...
22/02/2012 at 11:04
who?
22/02/2012 at 11:16
try this link to find out
22/02/2012 at 11:30
oh, him. No, didn't find that funny at all.
22/02/2012 at 12:09
Come on, something can be impressive and funny at the same time. If you were watching it live then laughing might be inappropriate but after the event I bet the two athletes look back at that footage themselves and laugh.
22/02/2012 at 12:37
 I just wish I had the mental strength to push my body as hard as they were.  Only respect from me.
22/02/2012 at 13:33

What is funny is of course subjective.

Respect them as athletes but do find the clip funny

What is funnier is seeing a few IM upset at such an innocent comment - twunts

22/02/2012 at 16:03
admittedly it doesn't look elegant, but to see the effort they are putting in after the distance that they have covered in a battle for 4th ! place is bloody impressive. First time i have seen that clip
seren nos    pirate
22/02/2012 at 16:10
shows what happens if you don't get the nutrition right.......no-one should get into that state in a race....

i believe that this clip is what got ironman on the world stage and made it the massive thing it is worldwide today......
22/02/2012 at 16:15
people watched it and thought...COOL! I WANT SOME OF THAT!
22/02/2012 at 17:32

Close Seren.. It was Julie Moss Some 5 years earlier

Edited: 22/02/2012 at 17:34
seren nos    pirate
22/02/2012 at 22:43
I stand corrected Dave.....nice to see them finishing in the dark.i know that feeling
23/02/2012 at 09:32

Old joke:

Q - How do you know when you're talking to an Ironman?
A - He'll tell you.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/02/2012 at 11:00
You beat me to it, Dave, I was about to say they were only copying Julie Moss's epic finish. Far from inspiring me at the time I first saw it, it made me think there's no way I could do that. I was wrong.
23/02/2012 at 17:21

I don't get it. Why reduce yourself to that state? What's so admirable about it?

<scratches head>


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