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Ironman Pro License Part V: Excuse me, have you seen my goalposts?

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : WTC 
One year after introducing the new Pro License for WTC owned Ironman and 70.3 events, a drastic revision is being made to the policy, so much so it unrecognisable. Having written about the orginal pro license extensively already, I wanted to share my thoughts again.



The full text of the proposal an be found here, but I have pulled out the relative lines where necessary. In brief, the top ranked athletes come 1st September are invited to the Championships. Ranking points are acrewed from a max...
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Ironman Pro License (IV)

Posted by Tom Room on Monday, March 8, 2010, In : WTC 
This follows on from the earlier Ironman Pro License (I), but not part (II), or part (III), because they don't exist yet.

Part (III) is about the winners and losers of the Pro License, but after reading this on xtri.com, I think it also worth examining the WTC's logic behind the license - will it infact improve the quality of the Pro racing field at Championship events?

Ironman Pro License Part (IV) - Will it improve the quality of Triathlon?

Firstly, I think it is necessary to define a few term...
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Ironman Pro License (Part I)

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, January 14, 2010, In : WTC 
This series of posts is concerning the new WTC's (World Triathlon Corperation) new Pro License for all official M-Dot branded Ironman and 70.3 events. I will try and present a balanced discussion over three parts.
- The first part (which can be found here) looks at the official WTC line and the view of Graeme Stewart who tries to find the positives in the new scheme (though he clearly isn't a fan)
- The second part will look at the aim of this initiative - to bring to life an Anti-Doping Progra...
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