Shoemaker Sprints to Hamburg Win

Shoemaker Sprints to Hamburg Win

By ITU Admin on 26/07/09 at 12:00 am

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2009 Hamburg Men

Jarrod Shoemaker from the USA clocked his first win of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series as he surged away from a strong field during the run to cross the line in 1:44:06, eight seconds ahead of Australias Brad Kahlefeldt. The home crowd had plenty to support with Steffen Justus coming home as the top German in fourth and Maik Petzold moving to the top of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Rankings following a sixth place finish. The full race from Hamburg is available to watch on demand at www.triathlon.org/tv

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The opening 1500m swim saw three packs form early on as Petzold tried to escape with Canadas Paul Tichelaar and Aurelian Raphael from France at the head of the race. His efforts were short lived as the chasers reeled the trio back in on the second of the eight 5k laps.

Disaster struck the 2007 ITU triathlon world champion, Daniel Unger, who had taken victory in Hamburg two years ago and also won last years Hamburg ITU Triathlon World Cup. A puncture on the second bike lap left him riding alone and losing time following a wheel change, however he chose to battle on buoyed on by home support.

Halfway through the cycle another breakaway involving Tichelaar was successful in pushing off the front of the main pack as Mark Fretta from the United States, Dominik Berger from Austria and Christian Prochnow from Germany managed to open up a gap. The four worked hard and shared the effort to carve out a 1:20 minute lead coming in to second transition.

Prochnow quickly hit the front as the excited crowd considered the possibility of a German winner, however it wasnt to be. Further behind the Beijing Olympic medallists of Jan Frodeno from Germany, Simon Whitfield from Canada and New Zealands Bevan Docherty spearheaded the chase, but they couldnt stop Shoemaker who surged at 2km and pulled away.

Shoemaker caught and passed Prochnow at the 5km mark and was able to stay strong in the closing stages, despite being put under pressure by Kahlefeldt. Further behind the leading pair, European Triathlon Championship bronze medallist, Alexander Brukhankov from Russia, took third, just ahead of Justus and Docherty.

I had a lot of fun out there today, said Shoemaker. It was an unbelievable race, and I just wanted to come out and do well. I actually wasnt planning on racing in Hamburg but two weeks ago at the last round in Kitzbhel I dropped out in the cold conditions and then decided to come up here. I really had to work in the swim, but felt great on the bike and then just opened up on the run. This race is the race other races look up to, and with such an awesome crowd and 9000 age group triathletes competing in the morning its a special place. I decided that today I would just run all out, Ive sat in the pack too much this year so to pull off the win is great!

I was so sick of coming second in sprint finishes after Tongyeong and the Hy-Vee Elite Cup that I wanted to take it on today, commented Brad Kahlefeldt. It was going well but Jarrod [Shoemaker] came over the top of me and pushed on very hard. On the final lap I was concerned with the guys catching me up from behind but I pushed on. I knew with one kilometre to go that I couldnt catch Jarrod, but I gave it everything, so Ill reluctantly have to settle for another second place.

Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Rankings
After Race Five of Eight

1. Maik Petzold (GER) 2493pts
2. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 2400pts
3. Javier Gomez (ESP) 2368pts
4. Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 2276pts
5. Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 2145pts

Hamburg Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Elite Men - Official Results

Gold Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:44:06
Silver Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) +0:08
Bronze Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) +0:10
4th Steffen Justus (GER) +0:15
5th Bevan Docherty (NZL) +0:19
6th Maik Petzold (GER) +0:23
7th Kris Gemmell (NZL) +0:23
8th Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) +35
9th Simon Whitfield (CAN) +43
10th Jan Frodeno (GER) +49


El estadounidense Jarrod Shoemaker ha ganado su primera prueba de las Series de los Campeonatos del Mundo de Triatln ITU Dextro Energy al ir dejando atrs a todos los participantes y cruzar la lnea de meta en un tiempo de 1:44:06, ocho segundos por delante del australiano Brad Kahlefeldt. El pblico local no par de animar a Steffen Justus, el mejor alemn clasificado al finalizar en cuarta posicin y a Maik Petzold que ha saltado a lo ms alto de la Clasificacin de los Campeonatos del Mundo de Triatln ITU Dextro Energy tras terminar es sexta posicin.

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Vea aqu la galera fotogrfica de la carrera

En los 1500m del segmento de la natacin se formaron pronto tres grupos, situndose en cabeza de carrera Petzold junto con el canadiense Paul Tichelaar y el francs Aurelian Raphael. Sus esfuerzos duraron poco ya que el tro fue atrapado en la segunda de las cinco vueltas de ocho kilmetros.
Una desgracia del campen del mundo de Triatln ITU de 2007, Daniel Unger, quien haba logrado la victoria hace dos aos y tambin el ao pasado en la Copa del Mundo de Triatln ITU de Hamburgo le dej sin opciones. Un pinchazo en la segunda vuelta de la bicicleta le dej solo y perdiendo tiempo tras el cambio de rueda, sin embargo decidi luchar animado por el apoyo del pblico local.

En el punto medio de la bicicleta otro ataque en el que estaba envuelto Tichelaar logr separarse del grupo principal, as que el estadounidense Mark Fretta, el austriaco Dominik Berger y el alemn Christian Prochnow lograron abrir hueco. Los cuatro trabajaron duro y se sacrificaron para lograr una ventaja de 1:20 a la llegada de la segunda transicin.

Prochnow rpidamente se situ en cabeza alentado por el pblico que vea como un alemn tena la posibilidad de gana, sin embargo no fue as. Desde atrs los medallistas Olmpicos en Beijing Jan Frodeno de Alemania, Simon Whitfield de Canad y el neozelands Bevan Docherty encabezaron la persecucin, pero no pudieron para a Shoemaker que salt a 2km y nadie le pudo seguir.

Shoemaker atrap y pas a Prochnow en el kilmetro 5 y fue capaz de mantenerse firme en la fase final, a pesar de sentir la presin de Kahlefeldt. Ms atrs llego el medallista de bronce en los Campeonatos de Europa de Triatln, el ruso Alexander Brukhankov que fue tercero, por delante de Justus y Docherty.

Hoy he tenido mucha suerte, dijo Shoemaker. Ha sido una carrera increble y slo quera salir y hacerlo bien. En principio no tena pensado correr en Hamburgo pero hace dos semanas en la ltima prueba en Kitzbhel abandon y por eso decid venir aqu. He tenido que trabajar mucho en la natacin, pero me he sentido muy bien en la bicicleta y me he asentado en la carrera a pie. Esta es la carrera en la que las dems carreras tienen que mirarse y con la gran cantidad de pblico y la participacin esta maana de 9.00 triatletas de los grupos de edad la convierten en un lugar especial.

Tena tan mal sabor de boca tras los segundos puestos en el sprint final de Tongyeong y la Copa lite de Hy-Vee que quera resarcirme hoy aqu, coment Brad Kahlefeldt. Iba bien, pero Jarrod [Shoemaker] me pas e impuso un ritmo muy duro. En la ltima vuelta me di cuenta que me podan pasar y aument el ritmo. Saba que con tan slo un kilmetro no podra atrapar a Jarrod, pero lo di todo, as que a regaadientes me tendr que conformar con otro segundo puesto.

Clasificacin del Campeonato del Mundo de Triatln ITU Dextro Energy
Despus de la Quinta de las Ocho Pruebas

1. Maik Petzold (GER) 2493pts
2. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 2400pts
3. Javier Gomez (ESP) 2368pts
4. Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 2276pts
5. Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 2145pts

Campeonato del Mundo de Triatln ITU Dextro Energy de Hamburgo
1.5km natacin, 40km bicicleta, 10km carrera a pie
Elite Masculina Resultados Oficiales

Oro Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:44:06
Plata Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) +0:08
Bronce Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) +0:10
4th Steffen Justus (GER) +0:15
5th Bevan Docherty (NZL) +0:19
6th Maik Petzold (GER) +0:23
7th Kris Gemmell (NZL) +0:23
8th Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) +35
9th Simon Whitfield (CAN) +43
10th Jan Frodeno (GER) +49

 

 

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