Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poole,COs Missed Podium Makes You Wonder

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poole,COs Missed Podium Makes You Wonder

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WE THOUGHT MooloolabaCOs Matt Poole was hard done by in round five of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.

He finished the round at Coolum last weekend in equal third, along with Ky Hurst, but was relegated to fourth on countback.

That was despite Poole winning the first of three races and HurstCOs best result being a second.

Under series rules, a countback is determined by the highest competitor in the last race.

Therefore the podium finish was handed to Hurst.

Other sports base their countbacks on who achieves the highest individual result throughout the competition.

Poole was diplomatic about the issue when we spoke to him during the week, but urged organisers to re-think the points system. We understand a review is on the cards and hope it is in place by the 2013-14 season.

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