Realise that, FB. Just from my perspective having done an branded M. for my first, I thought long and hard whether I wanted to have an M. tattoo.
I can't answer the question whether I would have had an M. had I not done the first one as a M. branded event.
Also to consider is that Outlaw was a superbly organised event and it if it continues to be so, it may be that in the UK, Outlaw becomes synonymous with long distance tri....
So taking that literally, it means that to you that the Outlaw name does not mean the same in terms of effort or reward the same, What would it take for them to mean the same?
I have to say that I work in marketing, so I look on things like this quite differently I guess.
It's the battle of the brands. Outlaw may be a bit pissed off that people take their highly branded >O 'long course / iron-distance' event and turn it into an 'ironman - M.' Which is essentially their competition.
Just like Pepsi may get a bit pissed off with people referring to their soft fizzy drink as Coke.
I rather like the Outlaw logo. If I'd done the race, I'd certainly have a good think about that logo as an alternative to the M dot as I think it looks great and would make a great tattoo ( would have to be in blackwork though).
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Just a small question, but I take it you mean you got the outlaw tattoo, not an M. ? Obviously they are both long distance triathlon, but M. is a brand. If you've completed the Outlaw and got an M. tattoo isn't it like running the Nike 10K and getting an Adidas tattoo?
Just a small question, but I take it you mean you got the outlaw tattoo, not an M. ? Obviously they are both long distance triathlon, but M. is a brand.
If you've completed the Outlaw and got an M. tattoo isn't it like running the Nike 10K and getting an Adidas tattoo?
Who gives a monkeys? done the training cracked an Iron distance course have a 2 ft M. surrunded by a ring of outlaw symols its a personal decision done 2.4/112/26.2 you have done an ironman
enjoy your tat Lisa
Just looked at a picture of a result slip from the Outlaw which says "Outlaw Iron Man Triathlon"
Enjoy your name change Purple
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