Welcome to first of a new video series featuring two of triathlon’s top analysts. Five-time ITU World Cup winner and Olympian Kris Gemmell and voice of the ITU Barrie Shepley will be offering insights into the ITU World Triathlon Series, both pre and post-race. This weekend they aim their target straight at the series opener in Auckland, discussing the tricky course – with three hills in each of the eight laps on the 40km bike, and which athletes are primed to attack for the podium on Saturday
It’s impossible to talk about highlights from the 2012 triathlon season without talking about the biggest event of the year – the Olympics. It was, without a doubt, the central focus of the year with two of the most mind-boggling races we have ever seen. According to Olympic triathlon history, pre-race favourites have struggled to perform on the Olympic stage.
This season we were treated to a number of sprint finishes. Heart pounding, nerve racking, nail biting, awe-inspiring all out sprint finishes. In this week’s review of the best moments from 2012, we take a look back at some of those finishes that made us all hold our breath until the very last minute
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is in London at the Paralympic Games as an International Paralympic Sport Federation (IPSF) for the first time, learning and preparing for Paratriathlon’s debut in the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado and ITU Vice-President Dr. Sarah Springman, met with Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to update him on ITU’s progress and planning to ensure Paratriathlon’s readiness for Rio 2016
The London 2012 Olympic Games officially came to a close on Sunday night with a highly entertaining closing ceremony, a fitting end to a successful Olympic Games. Triathlon was represented by a number of athletes highlighted by gold medallist Nicola Spirig who had the honour of carrying the Swiss flag into Olympic stadium. Kim Gavin, Artistic Director of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, brought together Britain’s biggest international stars and emerging talent to perform in an event that celebrated the achievements of the world’s greatest athletes during the London 2012 Olympic Games
The men’s triathlon competition at London 2012 didn’t disappoint with an amazingly fast display of athleticism. As triathlon at the 2012 London Olympic Games comes to a close, we reflect on the men’s race and bring you some highlights from the men’s race. Breaking Bad The win for Alistair Brownlee in the men’s triathlon broke a bad streak of favourites failing at the Olympic Games.
The men’s triathlon competition was a day of many firsts for the Olympic sport. For the first time ever, Great Britain took home not one, but two medals when Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee finished first and third, respectively. Javier Gomez also claimed Spain’s first medal in the sport when he posted the second fastest time of the day
We spoke to some of the athletes who will compete in the Men’s Triathlon Competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, about their pre-race preparations, how the race will pan out, what they noticed from the women’s race and their own chances on the Hyde Park course. Javier Gomez (ESP) On his preparation for London compared to Beijing: “I’m feeling much better than four years ago, I was travelling with an injury four years ago for two months before the Games.
The official pontoon draw for the men’s triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games has taken place, with leading men choosing opposing ends of the pontoon for the swim in The Serpentine on Tuesday. In the blind selection that was conducted at the Hyde Park venue, the top ten athletes in the ITU Olympic qualification rankings were first to select their starting positions. After the occupied positions – but not individual athlete names – were revealed on a big screen, the remaining athletes chose their places.