BBC Breakfast star Louise Minchin apologised last night after being accused of cheating during a prestigious triathlon race. The presenter and Team GB triathlete, 49, was reported to officials by a competitor who said she got unfair help from another cyclist.
How did Julie Miller cheat?
Cheat?” in which the publication investigated Miller’s race at Ironman Canada in 2015. The lengthy piece details how Miller erased a 10-minute deficit off the bike to cross the line in first at the Whistler, B.C. competition. At the time of the race, Miller completed the Ironman in 10:49:03.
How do you cheat in a triathlon?
Here are seven easy cheats for a faster triathlon.
- Shave Everything. Wind tunnel testing has shown that skin is slow.
- Cut your Wetsuit.
- Rubber Band your Bike Shoes.
- Take Off the Cages on your Frame.
- Helmet Tail or No Tail?
- Speed Laces on your Running Shoes.
- Race Wheels and Tires.
What is a good FTP for IRONMAN?
Regarding percentage of FTP target for an IRONMAN, the starting point is 70-72 percent for 5:30 riders, incrementally higher for faster athletes (75-76 percent for 5:00) and lower for slower athletes (~65 percent for 6:30).
What are IRONMAN powers?
IRONMAN Power Output Guidelines Research shows that IRONMAN bike race pace should be 65-80% of your FTP. The faster you are, the higher the percentage you should aim for. Top pros can maintain 80% of their FTP because they are only racing for around 8-hours.
What heart rate is sweet spot?
If we refer back to the last article I wrote on training zones, then ‘sweetspot’ intensity is between the upper end of zone three and lower end of zone four – or 88-93 per cent of FTP power or threshold heart rate, and between 75-85 per cent of maximum heart rate.
Is 200 watts good cycling?
Is 200 watts good for cycling? – Quora. It’s OK for an hour, enough to cover 20 miles on flat ground riding a road bike solo which is a good benchmark of recreational cycling fitness. Ignoring the dynamic nature of bicycle racing it’s very short of what you need to succeed, even as a lighter rider.
What is the highest FTP ever recorded?
The highest FTP in the world of cycling is recorded in the history by the British cyclist Bradley Wiggins. He was estimated to have produced an average of 440 watts in 2015 when he pedalled about 34 miles, setting the men’s record.
What’s a good 70.3 time?
What is the average Half Ironman time? Across all amateur athletes, the average Half Ironman time is 5:51:25 for Men, and 6:18:13 for Women. On the Women’s side, this breaks down as a swim time of 40:39, a bike time of 3:10:44, and a run time of 2:13:06.
Should I race with a power meter?
Outside of the benefit of better pacing due to direct feedback, a major benefit of using a power meter in-race is capturing data for future reference. It’s great to be able to see the workload from mountain bike races and then use that data to plan my training.”