Photo Competition Week Six: Hamburg

16 Dec, 2013 06:11 • Español
Photo Competition Week Six: Hamburg

At the world’s biggest triathlon in Hamburg, there’s an endless amount of action to capture with over 10,000 athletes competing over two days. This year, a thrilled Anne Haug kept her world title campaign on track and gave the crowd what they had been hoping for as she claimed the Hamburg title in a super sprint, the first German winner of the event since 2009. Haug had to pull out her trademark bike split to cancel out a 40-second deficit from the swim and entered T2 with the leaders. A strong pack of females challenged for gold, but with 800 metres to go Haug decided to kick, it proved enough to hold off the chasers and claim her second WTS win in 2013.

In the men’s race, it was the first time since the 2012 London Olympic Games that the three medallists had stood on a start-line together and yet another epic battle between Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee and Javier Gomez unfolded. But Hamburg 2013 ended up being one of the most intriguing races between the three, as one few times that Jonathan has beaten his brother to the line.

Team Germany capped a stellar weekend for the home crowd in Hamburg, as triathlon’s Mixed Relay World Championships made its debut at the world’s biggest triathlon event.This year Great Britain started as hot favourites to claim another world title, particularly given each member of all-star team had been on the individual podium the day before. But the race changed dramatically on the third leg when an unlucky Non Stanford crashed out. It was Germany who took full advantage as the team of Anja Knapp, Anne Haug, Jan Frodeno and Franz Loeschke triumphed in the fifth edition of the event.

Germany might have come out on top in Hamburg, but what photo does the epic race justice? You decide.

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Related Event: 2013 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
20 - 21 Jul, 2013 • event page
Results - Elite Men
1. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:51:05
2. Alistair Brownlee GBR 00:51:05
3. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 00:51:14
4. Richard Murray RSA 00:51:42
5. Mario Mola ESP 00:51:46
6. Sven Riederer SUI 00:51:50
7. Aurelien Raphael FRA 00:51:53
8. Alessandro Fabian ITA 00:51:55
9. Ryan Sissons NZL 00:52:00
10. Jan Frodeno GER 00:52:02
Results - Elite Women
1. Anne Haug GER 00:57:21
2. Non Stanford GBR 00:57:35
3. Jodie Stimpson GBR 00:57:36
4. Andrea Hewitt NZL 00:57:40
5. Ashleigh Gentle AUS 00:57:41
6. Gwen Jorgensen USA 00:58:03
7. Emma Jackson AUS 00:58:12
8. Anja Knapp GER 00:58:18
9. Hanna Philippin GER 00:58:19
10. Alice Betto ITA 00:58:20
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