2012 Photo of the Year Week Five Result

by Erin Greene on 07 Dec, 2012 02:23 • Español
2012 Photo of the Year Week Five Result

The fifth week of the photo of the year competition produced the biggest winning margin so far in the contest, with over 50% of the votes going to a photo showing the undeniable serenity one athlete found before racing.

The shot of Fabienne St. Louis sitting with her feet folded under her, eyes closed and her head tilted towards the sky generated a feeling of peaceful Zen. Her yoga-esque calm pose is juxtaposed against athletes continuing their pre-race prep, imaginably full of nerves and anxious energy as triathlons are apt to produce.

Her strong and still body transmits a powerful sentiment of comfort amongst chaos. It’s as if she is giving thanks to the triathlon gods for the ability to race, reminding the viewer the significance triathlon holds in their own life.

Here are the setting photographer Janos Schmidt used to take the photo:
Camera: Nikon D3S
Exposure: f3.5, 1/1600
ISO: 400
Lens: 70-200mm

In stark contradiction, the second most popular photo this week was of Richard Murray’s jubilant celebration after winning his very first ITU World Triathlon title. In this shot, Murray thanks the triathlon gods in a very different way – but literally jumping for joy with ecstatic glee.

Final Result

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Related Event: 2012 Dextro Energy World Triathlon Hamburg
21 - 22 Jul, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Richard Murray RSA 00:51:48
2. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 00:51:53
3. Steffen Justus GER 00:51:59
4. Sven Riederer SUI 00:52:04
5. Maik Petzold GER 00:52:05
Results: Elite Women
1. Erin Densham AUS 00:56:07
2. Emma Moffatt AUS 00:56:19
3. Sarah True USA 00:56:21
4. Anne Haug GER 00:56:35
5. Kate Roberts RSA 00:56:40
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Jörg Walden GER 01:19:42
2. Markus Haschke GER 01:20:20
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
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 Female TRI-4
1. Andrea Thamm GER 01:38:27
2. Claudia Just GER 01:47:23
3. Janina Hubner GER 01:49:19
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-6
1. Ralf Arnold B1 GER 01:07:49
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