Vote for Photo of the Year 2011 - Week Six: Lausanne
It’s that time of the year again, to take a step back in time to remember this year’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series through the eyes of some of the world’s best sports photographers. They were on hand to capture every twist, turn, and colourful moment in the each and every world series race, but now it’s your turn to decide the official ITU Photo of the Year by voting on your favourite image below. Each weekly winner then earns the right to appear in the ITU Photo of the Year final. In addition to the contest, readers will hear from each event photographer about their favourite shot from the event, which will be published alongside the winning pictures from each week.
In week six of this competition, we revisit one of the most popular events all year, Lausanne. Both the ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships and Team Triathlon World Championships were captured by photographers Delly Carr and Janos Schmidt.
In the sprint races, Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz outsprinted Australia’s Emma Jackson to win her first world title, and the ITU World Championship for Chile. Read the race recap and watch video highlights here. In the men’s race, Jonathan Brownlee successfully defended his title, beating Javier Gomez and brother Alistair Brownlee over the line. Read the race recap and watch video highlights here.
Then came the mixed relay world titles. It was a huge year for the format, which was introduced in 2009, with confirmation it was accepted into the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. And these world titles were also a resounding success, with a record 35 teams representing 28 countries starting and the star-studded Great Britain dream team, with Jodie Stimpson, Jonathan Brownlee, Helen Jenkins and Alistair Brownlee taking the title. But it wasn’t just the numbers, it’s evident in these finalist shots just how much passion and excitement the athletes have for the format. Read the race recap and watch video highlights here.
Remember to scroll to the bottom of the images and vote for your favourite, to determine which image from Lausanne makes it into the final of the 2011 ITU Photo of The Year.
It was one of the closest voting result so far this year, but this image of the women's race in front of Buckingham Palace just edged out our photographer's favourites. Click here to find out what they were and why.05:29 - 09 Dec, 2011
This image of the Aussie Emmas celebrating Hamburg style lead from start to finish in the voting, and for the first time this year, it's also photographer Delly Carr's favourite. Read what he has to say here.10:46 - 02 Dec, 2011
You have spoken in Week 3 of the 2011 ITU Photo of The Year competition, and this brilliant start picture from Austria is through to the final. Don't forget to click here for more, including Delly Carr's favourite.12:25 - 26 Nov, 2011
The Brownlee brothers dominated the podium in Madrid earlier this year, so it's no surprise that this example of perfect symmetry had a huge win in the week two voting for the 2011 ITU Photo of the Year.04:26 - 19 Nov, 2011
It was a close battle in the first week of the 2011 Photo of the Year voting, but in the end, Javier Gomez’s inspired reaction as he nears the finish line in Sydney just edged out Paula Findlay's graceful water bottle throw08:02 - 11 Nov, 2011