2012 Photo of the Year Week Three Result

by Erin Greene on 23 Nov, 2012 11:45 • Español
2012 Photo of the Year Week Three Result

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.

Final Result

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Related Event: 2012 ITU World Triathlon Madrid
26 - 27 May, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:06:35
2. Aileen Reid IRL 02:06:38
3. Barbara Riveros CHI 02:06:40
4. Anne Haug GER 02:06:43
5. Rachel Klamer NED 02:07:05
6. Ainhoa Murua Zubizarreta ESP 02:07:18
7. Vicky Holland GBR 02:07:20
8. Alexandra Razarenova RUS 02:07:32
9. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:07:38
10. Liz Blatchford GBR 02:07:43
Results: Elite Men
1. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:51:49
2. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:52:28
3. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:52:54
4. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:53:17
5. Alessandro Fabian ITA 01:53:24
6. Maik Petzold GER 01:53:33
7. Hirokatsu Tayama JPN 01:53:35
8. Aurelien Raphael FRA 01:53:53
9. Mario Mola ESP 01:54:23
10. Carlos Javier Quinchara Forero COL 01:54:34
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-6
1. Fernando Riaño ESP 01:22:49
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-5
1. Martin Falch AUT 01:13:16
2. Miguel A Ubeda Salmeron ESP 01:13:32
3. Daniel Molina ESP 01:22:44
4. Raul Zambrana Romero ESP 01:29:56
DNF. Mikel Garmendia ESP 00:00:00
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