|Alexandra Paul on her bike...(American Flyers babe)||ClydeTri|
Aug 1, 2002 5:50 AM
|For her homepage including Ironman bike splits go to http://www.alexandra-paul.com/ironman.htm|
|i used to rate her as a nobody - talentless, fake, boring...||Spirito|
Aug 1, 2002 6:07 AM
|but now i have realised that she has significant intelligence and uses Campagnolo instead of that fishing rod manufacturers stuff i give her major cred and will follow not only her acting career but her sporting endevours as well.
|I though she was cute in the movie..||cyclopathic|
Aug 1, 2002 7:36 AM
|ditto on Campy|
|Just keep in mind...||sn69|
Aug 1, 2002 7:45 AM
|Her Ironman bid from a few years back was a publicity "gimme," and she was allowed an entire support crew to help her in and out of the water, a partner draft her and the bike, and a team of runners to carry her through the marathon.
While her initial showing at Wildflower that year was respectable, her supposed completion of Ironman was through the efforts of a lot of others.
If you don't blow chow at least once in a full IM, you didn't earn it!
Aug 1, 2002 8:04 AM
|Her swim was slower because she was towing one of those bright orange lifeguard float things.
What's funny about this is that real Ironman atheletes are some of the most elitist people around. Qualifying for Hawaii is a big deal and they despise people who get in through the back door. They also despise outsiders who show up and beat them at their own game.
The latest one is former road racer and mountain biker Steve Larsen, who won Ironman USA at Lake Placid last year (which automatically qualified him for Hawaii). Everyone has taken great pleasure in watching him fail ever since. Few can come close on the bike, so they ridicule his swim and run.
|It's not the "crossover" that's the issue IMHO||sn69|
Aug 1, 2002 8:35 AM
|Steve is a terrific athlete in his own right, and has established a firm career as a top tier triathlete. Good on him! Likewise, I applaud the folks who get into the event with special bids, like HER, like TDF athletes, like Secret Service agents, etc....
What I take/took issue with was the special dispensation she was granted on a one-time-only basis to allow her to use a support team. The ITU may be intent on making short-course a team sport, but long and IM distance is still an individual effort.
...And puking is fun!
|yeah, i was dissapointed in that slot too.||Steve_0|
Aug 1, 2002 8:06 AM
|I dont mind the charity slots, theyre deserved in their own way. Not hers, imo.|
|I'm a bit suprised||klay|
Aug 1, 2002 9:20 AM
|Why on earth would they let someone in who had not properly qualified for the IM? Did this help the IM or did it help her alone?
|cheap advertising. n/m.||Steve_0|
Aug 2, 2002 3:28 AM
|Shallow, Superficial...she and her husband...||EJC|
Aug 1, 2002 8:15 AM
|...last year my job had me in Los Angeles for about 5 months. I am an amatuer triathlete and thought I could use that as a way to meet some cool people while doing my sentence in LA (yes, that is how I felt about being in LA!) So, I went to the LA Tri-Club meetings and had the distinct displeasure of meeting Alexander and her woefully sahllow, arrogant and egotistical husband Ian.
My opnion was that these two were using triathlon as nothing more than a gimmick toward self promotion. More so from her husband than she, but she was still quite a bit into the whole "image/promotion" thing, and less into the actual athletics.
She definately pulls strings to get into races. And I actually met someone in LA who wanted to move the Ride for the Roses away from Austin to LA, and make it more of an "actual event." He was trying to tell me that Lance didn't know how to run an event and needed to let himself become more of a showpiece than he was now. Screw Los Angeles and the serlf-serving attitudes!
|Shallow, Superficial...she and her husband...||yiucycle|
Aug 1, 2002 10:01 PM
|hey i live in LA and i don't feel the same way as those people you meet in the tri club. i like lance and his ride.|
Feb 17, 2003 9:40 PM
|I have to totally disagree with EJC's comment about Alexandra Paul and her husband Ian Murray. Not only are they personable, they are both very kind and humble. Alexandra, being internationally known for her role on Baywatch does not have the slightest hint of being egotistical. She carries herself very well, and is the most down to earth, charming actress you'll ever meet. Ian is one of the top triathlon coaches in LA. How can a woefully, shallow, arrogant coach still have over 2,000+ clients in a business where trust, honor, and friendship is important?
I've personally met Alexandra and Ian several times, and I can assure you they are wonderful people.