The ITU World Triathlon Madrid, which twists and turns through beautiful Casa de Campo Park, always elicits great shots. This year, the event was the final opportunity to clench a spot at the 2012 London Olympics, meaning race strategy was more important than ever.
This week’s winning photo, another overwhelming favourite, shows the elite women in an aerodynamic “V” formation. With Olympic qualifications on the line, the ladies put their heads down and went to work. While the photo produces a serene sentiment, some of these ladies were under intense pressure to perform.
Here is what ITU photographer Delly Carr had to say about the photo:
“Green is the colour of nature and health. Green is a relaxing colour that is easy on the eye and has a healing power to it. And although in the heat of the sporting battle, it seems that the beautiful archway of Madrid green has had a calming effect on the athlete’s psyche.”
This week’s runner-up photo was Jonathan Brownlee’s seductive finish. Having added his second consecutive WTS title to his resume, Jonathan takes a moment to savor the sweet smell of success.
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In the third week of the Photo of the Year competition, we head over to Europe for the ITU World Triathlon Madrid. Vote for your favourite now.
In this week’s Photo of the Year competition, Manny Huerta (USA) received an overwhelming 1/3 of the votes. On that day in San Diego, Huerta punched his ticket to London as the second-fastest American to finish in the top-9.
In our second instalment of the photo competition, we head to the U.S. where the second ITU World Triathlon Series took place beachside in San Diego.
With such a large amount of stunning imagery, opinions and votes were pretty divided this week. In the end the week’s winner in the photo of the year series won by just 5% of votes.
As the 2012 ITU season closes the curtain on one of its most exciting years of competition to date, we take a look back at the images captured during the ITU World Triathlon Series. Choose the 2012 ITU Photo of the Year.
Great Britain's Jonathan Brownlee made it two from two to start his 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series, as he put in an incredible all-around performance to beat Alexander Bryukhankov and Dmitry Polyanskiy in Madrid.
Nicola Spirig takes her second Madrid World Triathlon Series title after showing incredible strength in the final metres of the run to beat Ireland's Aileen Morrison for silver and Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile took bronze