2012 Photo of the Year - Week Two: San Diego
In our second instalment of the photo competition, we head to the U.S. where the second ITU World Triathlon Series took place beachside in San Diego. Huge crowds lined the streets to cheer on the elites that saw Brits Helen Jenkins and Jonathan Brownlee score gold.
Jenkins was part of a small eight-woman breakaway on the bike that bolted for the run course with more than a two-minute advantage. Jenkins and Aussie Erin Densham hammered out high speeds on the run nobody could match. Densham powered slightly ahead on the second run lap suggesting she would take her second consecutive WTS title when Jenkins blasted past her. The 2011 World Champion continued to push the pace, finishing an overwhelming minute ahead of the competition for the win. Laura Bennett (USA) scored her second trip to the Olympics when she finished as the highest American in third place. Reveiw the race and video highlights here.
After a seven-month pause in triathlon racing, Brownlee started his season in San Diego with a bang. The Olympic bronze medallist headed into T2 with a giant group of 50 men. Brownlee and Richard Murray (RSA) quickly moved to the front of the run, but the Brownlee signature run speed was too much for Murray and Brownlee scored the top podium position. Behind him, Sven Riederer (SUI) ran down Murray for silver, while the South African took bronze. Review the race and video highlights here.
Vote on your favourite photo from the spectacular San Diego race below.
It was the penultimate race in the London 2012 Olympic Games official Qualification period, and ITU San Diego saw some Olympic dreams realised and some dashed. Find out more here.02:21 - 16 May, 2012
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee kicked off his Olympic season with a dominant performance in San Diego, winning his second ITU World Triathlon Series title ahead of Switzerland’s Sven Riederer and South Africa’s Richard Murray.12:33 - 13 May, 2012
Great Britain's Helen Jenkins enlisted a killer last lap kick to record her first series win this year, as Erin Densham and Laura Bennett claimed silver and bronze respectively in triathlon's return to San Diego.11:41 - 11 May, 2012
Four of the sport’s biggest names met with the media at the San Diego press conference. See what Gwen Jorgensen, Helen Jenkins, Jarrod Shoemaker and Bevan Docherty had to say ahead of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego02:37 - 11 May, 2012
This weekend presents an opportunity to witness history in the making as triathlon returns to its roots in San Diego. The second ITU World Triathlon Series event of 2012 offers the perfect chance to reflect upon just how far the sport has come.10:21 - 09 May, 2012