There are a couple of photo’s going around about a guy that cheated at Ironman Florida. He had flippers for the swim???
Here is a link to see them. Ironmomjenny
Apparently there was quite a bit of “cheating” in this race. Quite a few people cut out the first bouy in the swim and in the cycle there were apparently LOTS of people drafting! Drafting in an Ironman is illegal.
The swim – well maybe you had your head down and were following the feet in front of you, I don’t know? But say you purposefully cut the race short, or drafted or had FLIPPERS! Exactly what is the point?
To me Ironman is all about personal achievement. It is about knowing that you finished that distance to the best of your ability, enjoyed it and survived to tell the tale. If you cheated, how can you get any satisfaction out of finishing, or the time you finished in.