People don't compete to have fun. They compete to win. The more elite you are, the more true this becomes and the more tight-ass rules you have to follow.
I still don't understand why an ipod or something called a pacing device is bad for running? Isn't the point of a marathon to do it in the fastest time possible? What does listening to music or any other audible have to do with that? Is it a mental thing? I don't run, so I don't know.
Am I the only one here that clicked on the article, scrolled down and stopped to look at her pic?
She's hot...and she's got a tat that I'd love to suck on.
Race photos showed Goebel with an iPod tucked into the waistband of her shorts and she admitted using the device in violation of a USA Track and Field rule that applied only to elite runners in the Lakefront Marathon. Runners competing for USATF championships and or cash prizes are not allowed to use electronic devices.
Why would anyone want to take up running as a sport... It's got to be the most boring fucking thing you can do with your spare time.
But yeah - using an iPod probably gives you an unfair advantage. Distracts you from how shitty your sport of choice is, and how you'd rather be throwing a football
Sugar is fine, it's a good source of quickly digestible carb for endurance events. It's a combination of preference and what the stomach is happy with without causing... issues. I'm not saying I, or that anyone should, eliminate carbs/sugar, just that I manage them separately.
Actually it does not: See wikiNot neccessarily ignorant of technology. You'll be surprised how many old phrases we still use today.
Cablemodem? Modem means modulator/demodulator. It implies analog data transfer.
The woman knew the rules, and chose to violate them, and now is whining about being caught. Gimme a break.
Something tells me of this was an iRiver or a Zune, it wouldn't have been reported here /applehaters