Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html en-gb 30 Thu 25 Dec 2014 08:39:22 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html offshoreswimmer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=90#comment10 I just wanted to agree with sportisawonderdrug's comment. Triathlon doesn't get anywhere near enough coverage, and when it does it tends to be on at some obscure time in the morning.How much coverage of Chrissie Wellingtons superb efforts in Hawaii last year was there? I find this very bizarre considering that Tri is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.Unfortunately football will continue to have the monopoly on coverage, but which would you rather hear about, Rooney's damaged metatarsal or Brownlee's efforts in Beijing? I know who is the better role model. Sun 31 Aug 2008 12:13:04 GMT+1 GeoffreyBoycottsTeamTalk http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=81#comment9 Well done to all the triathletes. I would have loved to hve seen Don up there in a medal position. I'm sure he had the potential. The guy is tough though, I'm sure he'll come through this upset. Brownlee was brilliant, I wouldnt be surprised if he's the favourite in 4 years. Britain needs way more emphasis on triathlon. Hazel Irvine didn't even get his name right when congratulating him, did you Haley? I'm sick of seeing the triathlon BBC page updated once every 2-3months or so while the football page is updated 2-3 times a day with pics of Harry Redknapp's fat red face and his eyes half shut. Mon 25 Aug 2008 18:42:01 GMT+1 akadocf http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=72#comment8 Blown away by Brownlee's fantastic performance. In spite of some understandable disappointment at running out of steam in the latter stages of the run, I hope he reflects on his gutsy performance with a great deal of pride and satisfaction. Regrettably, I have to concur with comments re Don and Avil. Whilst your heart goes out to both of them, neither of them should have raced, having gone down with such severe sickness so close to the event when there were fit replacements able to replace them. I suspect Don and Avil's disappointment was equalled by those reserve athletes looking on, watching the opportunity of a place in the olympic triathlon being essentially wasted. Team GB management should take full responsibility for the rather indulgent decisions that were made, and ensure that they are not repeated in future. Mon 25 Aug 2008 18:23:55 GMT+1 RedCerutty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=63#comment7 Bad luck? British Triathlon have a history of sending unfit teams to the Olympics and it has happened again. Don and Avil acted in the most selfish way possible by choosing to race. The team had two fit reserves ready to race but instead these two wastes of space turned up. Fri 22 Aug 2008 13:55:21 GMT+1 oscarsnr http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=54#comment6 Alistair is my eldest nephew, and we are all very proud of him down here in NZ. Knowing that he's always had the will to win, I thought he might make the Top 20. But it freaked me out to see him on TV in contention for a medal right up until the end! The commentator here was funny - it was, like "...and an unknown British schoolboy has escaped onto the track and taken the lead.."Looking forward to 2012 already. Tue 19 Aug 2008 22:31:46 GMT+1 psychoneko http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=45#comment5 Can we cue in "Ode To A Grecian Urn"? I heard about the unfortunate stomach issues that befell the British team but reading the part about the German winner doing triathlon because of a girl simply took the cake. Tue 19 Aug 2008 16:42:24 GMT+1 santista02 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=36#comment4 Nicely written (though I enjoyed the 0th comment). I was pleased with the British effort all round, but then anyone that is mad enough to "Tri" deserves credit. Tue 19 Aug 2008 15:40:11 GMT+1 Ryushinku http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=27#comment3 When all's said and done, Brownlee should reflect on this and realise how well he's done. Good to hear he's disappointed now, that's the drive to win, but he had plenty of positives to take from this.I did feel sorry for Don, he was struggling. Tue 19 Aug 2008 10:53:10 GMT+1 mattyd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=18#comment2 It was indeed a great race in tough conditions - it does seem very odd that they chose to have athletes running in midday heat. lets hope brownlee and clarke have better luck than Don in the run up to 2012.just a comment on Alistair - rather than being a full-time athlete he is currently studying at University of Leeds. Keep an eye out for his younger brother Jonathon too. He is following in Alistairs footsteps - winning bronze in this year world junior Triathlon championships. Tue 19 Aug 2008 10:41:26 GMT+1 Tim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=9#comment1 I watched the highlights of this race before work this morning, and I thought Brownlee ran an excellent and exciting race.I hope he achieves his ambition and comes in in 0th position in London! Tue 19 Aug 2008 10:18:27 GMT+1 highthief http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/tri_as_hard_as_you_can_but_som.html?page=0#comment0 Great race, Whitfield almost did it again at the end, timing his finishing kick so well just as he did in Sydney. But well done to Frodeno, who was not fancied going in. Big surprise that Gomez finished out of the medals. Tue 19 Aug 2008 10:16:51 GMT+1