Easy competition

The Wall Street Journal has an article on cyclists, runners, and tri-athletes using the Web to cherry-pick easy races in order to pick up some easy wins.

As competitive amateur athletics explode, a new form of gamesmanship is emerging. Millions of people can now say they've run a marathon or a triathlon, but how many people can say they've won one? In the past, that hasn't been easy for weekend warriors who work long hours at the office and lack six-pack abs. Now, some are trying to gain an edge by finding where the fast racers aren't. Instead of training harder, they're spending hours online to scout out the field, and they're driving hundreds of miles to race against thin competition in out-of-the-way places.


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Comments (1)

Ha ha ha! I actually know somebody who does this. I'm amazed it's actually enough of a movement to make the news.

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