Leadville 100 (and media bias)

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Industry_Hack, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    In case you haven't heard, Rebecca Rusch, three time 24 hour solo XC World Champion, won the women's class at this year's Leadville. :thumbsup:

    Unfortunately, a majority of mainstream media has only reported on the guy that won the men's class. I'm not sure what his name is, but he's no mountain biker.

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  2. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Of course it's media bias, but that is the nature of the media. I mean, how many other people do you think died on June 25th this year?

    Congratulations to Rebecca, and I think Dave Wiens deserves a big congratulations too for his Leadville performance!
     

  3. COSMTBFAN

    COSMTBFAN DAS BOOT!!

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    The Tour gets the same treatment. When Lance is in the race, he is all you hear about, and last year, he wasn't all you heard about, just most!! LOL!!
     
  4. runbikeswim

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    So a "non-mountain" biker dominated the course and shattered a record?
    And did some of it with a flat?
    And was the recipient of much praise from Wiens?
    Hmm...

    Congrats to all who raced.