Photo Of The Year: Week Seven Result

by Fergus Murray on 17 Dec, 2010 10:47 • Español


After voting, it was a runaway winner in Week Seven of the Photo of the Year contest.  Topping the polls was Janos Schmidt’s low angle photo of Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz exhausted and spent in the finish area after the elite women’s race.

This was the readers’ choice but here were the favourites of ITU’s photographers who shot the event:

Janos Schmidt

The World Championship Grand Final in Budapest was one of the most remarkable events for me this year. Unfortunately, not only because it was the biggest triathlon championship in my beautiful hometown but because I had to work—together with the athletes, of course—in the worst weather conditions imaginable. The rain and the unusual cold temperature in September is reflected in this particular picture too: the man has to defeat the other athletes and to overcome the rain and the water on the field.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Exposure: f3.5, 1/500
ASA: 1600
Lens: 80-200mm

Delly Carr

The contrast between the old and the new, a dynamic colourful young sport set amongst a stage steeped in the history and culture that is Budapest. There are so few sports in this world that have the luxury to choose such beautiful sporting arenas in which to compete in. My job as a photographer is to capture that opportunity and document where the sport has been.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Exposure: f2.8, 1/500
ASA: 3200
Lens: 24-70mm

Frank Wechsel

My favourite shot is the German teammates supporting Jan Frodeno after losing the World Championship title in the final race. It shows the tragedy of a whole season, and it shows how sport can be.  The picture was shot with a Canon EOS 40D, the only camera that survived the heavy rain the same morning when I shot the Age-Group athletes. I met some other photographers in the restroom of the race hotel using the electric hand dryer to bring some of their equipment back to life.

The fans have spoken and their pick for this week moves onto the final.  See all the nominees here.

Stay tuned until next week when voting opens for the final round of the Photo of the Year!


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Related Event: 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest
08 - 12 Sep, 2010 • event pageall results
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-5
1. Yan Guanter FRA 01:07:59
2. JP Theberge USA 01:09:11
3. Ernst Scheiber AUT 01:09:17
4. Martin Falch AUT 01:12:03
5. Andre Szucs BRA 01:13:57
6. Kevin Flint GBR 01:14:45
7. Michael Johnston USA 01:16:25
8. Mikel Garmendia ESP 01:18:36
9. Pedro Basilio POR 01:23:50
10. Darren Smith CAN 01:27:01
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-4
1. Péter Boronkay HUN 01:06:09
2. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:06:31
3. Andreas Kübler GER 01:07:42
4. Franck Paget FRA 01:11:11
5. Angelo Borim BRA 01:11:47
6. Rob Noordzij NED 01:14:23
7. Joel Rosinbum USA 01:15:13
8. Tom Perkins GBR 01:15:30
9. Sebastian Cila USA 01:16:44
10. Devon King CAN 01:19:45
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-3
1. Cedric Delescluse FRA 01:11:50
2. Craig Vogtsberger USA 01:15:00
3. Sebastian Averesch GER 01:16:44
4. James Smith GBR 01:19:12
5. Oliver Seemann GER 01:25:14
6. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:28:23
7. Sven Niebergall GER 01:34:37
8. Paul Thomas GBR 01:46:25
9. Santos Caballero ESP 01:49:43
DNF. Zoltán Bencsura HUN DNF
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-2
1. Matt Perkins USA 01:21:56
2. David Peiffer FRA 01:22:37
3. Oswald Kydd RSA 01:24:39
4. Mohamed Lahna ITU 01:24:43
5. Grant Darby CAN 01:33:08
6. Juan Manuel Geny ARG 01:35:34
7. Creighton Wong USA 01:46:30
8. Travis Ricks USA 01:54:48
9. Javier Merida ESP 02:04:34
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