…but in a Kipchoge "Ineos 1:59 Challenge " style in the spring of '22.
“We will have special HUUB wetsuits that will be thicker than permitted under ironman rules, and provide more buoyancy and make us faster. While on the bike, we will draft off pacers like in the Tour de France.”
So they’re making up their own event to get a “world record” will they be printing off their own certificate from that website @Jorgan found? What a ludicrous thing, I’m glad I don’t know who LCB is, and Brownlee has gone seriously down in my estimation.
Not particularly, but had a little more respect for it, Kipchoge had won most of the major races, had the actual record under normal conditions etc. Has Brownlee even got the British record? He’s won what Western Australia and a “covid secure” duathlon? How about he actually tries to win kona rather than using his Olympic distance fame to take away from others?
It’s a marketing spectacle, personally i don’t see the problem with it. Why not. Nobody informed actually considers it a real world record. If they get some exposure and a payday out of it, why not? It’s their job at the end of the day.
I guess it depends on how ‘legit’ they want it to be. Clearly it’ll be on a sliding scale, starting a fair bit away from in a race situation.