06 September 2007

Iron Woman

Last Sunday there was an International Ironman contest in Monaco. Competitors came from all over the world to compete in this prestigious triathlon. The winners had already reached Casino Square by the time I took this photo of a competitor running towards the tunnel from Avenue Princesse Grace. Sadly, wickedly, between 12 and 14 bikes were stolen the night before the contest - bikes valued at between 5,000 and 7,000 euros, so some athletes were unable to compete, others borrowed a bike but their performance suffered. An enquiry is taking place.


Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that the world renowned Monagasque security system failed for this! Considering all the CCTV cameras everywhere there must be pictures of the theft taking place - what is the world coming to?

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow! I wonder if it was sabotage? That must have been heart breaking for the competitors. All that training for nought :(

What is the world coming to if you can't even park your bike in Monaco!

Ming the Merciless said...

What an awful thing to happen to those athletics. To spent all those time, effort and money to get here and then have something as disastrous as this happen on the day before the race.

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