2012 Photo of the Year - Week Five: Hamburg

by Fergus Murray on 02 Dec, 2012 04:59
2012 Photo of the Year - Week Five: Hamburg

As the last race before the Olympics, Hamburg was reduced to a sprint distance. The shorter race resulted in accelerated speeds and fiery battles to the finish line, which in turn produced some beautiful shots.

Despite trailing 30 seconds behind on the swim, Erin Densham (AUS) collected her third ITU World Triathlon Series gold with a come from behind win. Athletes like Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), Anne Haug (GER) and Emma Jackson (AUS) got a head start on the run, but their lead wasn’t great enough to hold off powerful Densham. The Aussie sped to catch up to her teammates in the first two kilometers before pulling ahead for the win as the only woman to run under 16 minutes. Watch Densham’s win here.

The men wasted no time setting a blistering pace straight from the start. Javier Gomez (ESP) led out of the swim in just 8:32, but it was Courtney Atkinson (AUS), Clark Ellice (GBR), Dan Wilson (AUS) and Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) who enjoyed a 24-second lead out of T2. However, the advantage was short lived as Richard Murray (RSA) and Gomez quickly reeled them in. Murray and Gomez continued to blaze through the short 5km run, until the final lap when Murray cranked into overdrive and outsprinted Gomez to the finish. Watch Murray and Gomez go head to head here.

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Related Event: 2012 Dextro Energy World Triathlon Hamburg
21 - 22 Jul, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-6
1. Ralf Arnold B1 GER 01:07:49
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-4
1. Martin Schulz GER 01:01:40
2. Lars Hansen GER 01:06:50
3. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:06:58
4. Stefan Hueppe GER 01:09:49
5. Olaf Kohn GER 01:19:40
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-3
1. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:17:17
2. Sebastian Averesch GER 01:19:23
3. Oliver Seemann GER 01:24:59
4. Markus Schluter GER 01:41:41
5. Sven Niebergall GER 01:48:19
6. Michael Binder GER 02:06:31
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Jörg Walden GER 01:19:42
2. Markus Haschke GER 01:20:20
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