By Fergus Murray on 20/11/10 at 12:00 am
A definite winner this week with double the votes of its closest rival - a landslide victory. With a strong South American following as noted in the comments below the article, this image is definitely marked as the front runner for the final so far.
“I don’t have to remind you, but we all know that the fastest physical leg of Triathlon is cycling. Particularly on the last lap or two as athletes start jockeying for position to lead out on the ever so important run. This picture took a lot of work to get, combining a lot of different photo techniques and concentration to get to that point.”
“Those beautiful trees of Madrid that line the cycle course gave this image the personality, the vibrance of colour and the speed of movement, three terms that I feel are the essence of Triathlon.” Delly Carr
Camera: Nikon D3S
Exposure: F11, 1/30
“The image of Holly Aitken pre-race was a close second. We think of only three disciplines in Triathlon, yet we always forget about the pre-race preparation psyche and motivation that an elite athlete must master to become a champion.”
“Holly Aitken here is deep within that physical and mental zone.” Delly Carr
Agreement from both our photographer and readers this week as we close off round 3 of 7. Next week Hamburg and an introduction to our Hungarian photographer Janos Schmidt.
See all this week’s nominees here.
Find more details about this event - 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid