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Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

By Jim Armstrong

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Why not do all the running events at night and have fireworks at the finish line for the winner? It would be cooler than what is planned and the excitement of fireworks will thrill everyone.

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8:00 am is early? I believe it was 32 degrees C. in Tokyo at 8 am just a few days ago. Why not start the triathlon with the swimming at the end when the sun just begins to rise? Similarly, the marathon race should start around 4 am. There are street lights aplenty to let the runners and spectators see.

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'Beat the heat'; what a stupid and facile phrase. So, starting the event at 8am will make it safe for athletes, officials, voluneteers and spectators will it? If you believe that, you will believe anything.

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