2012 Photo of the Year - Week Five: Hamburg

by Fergus Murray on 02 Dec, 2012 04:59
2012 Photo of the Year - Week Five: Hamburg

As the last race before the Olympics, Hamburg was reduced to a sprint distance. The shorter race resulted in accelerated speeds and fiery battles to the finish line, which in turn produced some beautiful shots.

Despite trailing 30 seconds behind on the swim, Erin Densham (AUS) collected her third ITU World Triathlon Series gold with a come from behind win. Athletes like Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), Anne Haug (GER) and Emma Jackson (AUS) got a head start on the run, but their lead wasn’t great enough to hold off powerful Densham. The Aussie sped to catch up to her teammates in the first two kilometers before pulling ahead for the win as the only woman to run under 16 minutes. Watch Densham’s win here.

The men wasted no time setting a blistering pace straight from the start. Javier Gomez (ESP) led out of the swim in just 8:32, but it was Courtney Atkinson (AUS), Clark Ellice (GBR), Dan Wilson (AUS) and Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) who enjoyed a 24-second lead out of T2. However, the advantage was short lived as Richard Murray (RSA) and Gomez quickly reeled them in. Murray and Gomez continued to blaze through the short 5km run, until the final lap when Murray cranked into overdrive and outsprinted Gomez to the finish. Watch Murray and Gomez go head to head here.

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Related Event: 2012 Dextro Energy World Triathlon Hamburg
21 - 22 Jul, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Erin Densham AUS 00:56:07
2. Emma Moffatt AUS 00:56:19
3. Sarah True USA 00:56:21
4. Anne Haug GER 00:56:35
5. Kate Roberts RSA 00:56:40
6. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 00:56:49
7. Ashleigh Gentle AUS 00:56:53
8. Kate Mcilroy NZL 00:56:56
9. Ainhoa Murua ESP 00:57:01
10. Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 00:57:03
Results: Elite Men
1. Richard Murray RSA 00:51:48
2. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 00:51:53
3. Steffen Justus GER 00:51:59
4. Sven Riederer SUI 00:52:04
5. Maik Petzold GER 00:52:05
6. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 00:52:05
7. Reinaldo Colucci BRA 00:52:05
8. William Clarke GBR 00:52:07
9. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 00:52:09
10. Jan Frodeno GER 00:52:09
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-6
1. Ralf Arnold B1 GER 01:07:49
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-4
1. Martin Schulz GER 01:01:40
2. Lars Hansen GER 01:06:50
3. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:06:58
4. Stefan Hueppe GER 01:09:49
5. Olaf Kohn GER 01:19:40
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