ITU WORLD TRIATHLON – LONDON

The ITU World Triathlon comes to London this weekend at Hyde Park.  This is the same venue as the 2012 Olympics and last years successful finale of the ITU World Triathlon where Javier Gomez snatched victory from the Brownlee brothers to take the world crown.

The womens race will be just as exciting for British fans as current series leader Jodie Stimpson and a healthy Helen Jenkins both battle it out for top honours but will have serious work to do against a strong field that includes Gwen Jorgensen, Anne Haug and Sarah-Anne Brault.

Not only do we have the Elite Men on Saturday but also the Elite Women. The London event will be contested over the Sprint distance format, 750m swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run. Its going to be fast and furious racing and the top contenders will need to be in touch with each other at each transition as there will be no opportunity to catch up, especially when you have such class operators leading the field, there will be no respite. I will be there to capture the event as it unfolds.

Here are some of the ones to watch this Saturday.

Elite Men Elite Women
Javier Gomez – ESP Jodie Stimpson – GBR
Jonny Brownlee – GBR Helen Jenkins – GBR
Ali Brownlee – GBR Gwen Jorgensen – USA
Aaron Royle – AUS Anne Haug – GER
Mario Mola – ESP Sarah-Anne Brault – CAN

The timetable of events for Saturday May 31st as follows:

14:30    Elite Mens Race

15:35    Elite Mens Medal Ceremony

16:05    Elite Womens Race

17:10    Elite Womens Medal Ceremony

This event will be shown live on BBC1 from 14:00 to 17:10

Current World Rankings after 3 Rounds – Auckland, Cape Town & Yokohama

Elite Men   Elite Women  
1. Javier Gomez 2400 1. Jodie Stimpson 2029
2. Jonathan Brownlee 2066 2. Gwen Jorgensen 1824
3. Mario Mola 1837 3. Helen Jenkins 1425
4. Aaron Royle 1517 4. Sarah-Anne Brault 1331
5. Richard Murray 1271 5. Anne Haug 1282
6. Ryan Bailie 1173 6. Emma Moffat 1220
7. Aaron Harris 1043 7. Sarah Groff 1219
8. Vincent Luis 965 8. Alice Betto 1015
9. Ryan Sissons 939 9. Emma Jackson 994
10. Fernando Alarza 868 10. Ai Udder 896

 ITU World Triathlon – 2014 Series 

April 5-6 Barfoot & Thompson World Traithlon Auckland
April 26-27 ITU World Triathlon Cape Town
May 17-18 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
May 31-June 1 PruHealth World Triathlon London
June 27-29 ITU World Triathlon Chicago
July 12-13 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
August 23-24 Vattenfall World Triathlon Stockholm
August 26- September 1 TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Edmonton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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