2008 World Triathlon Championships,

Vancouver, Canada.

Photos provided by Andrea Mackintosh.








Canadian Paul Tichelaar's 9th placing was enough to secure him a starting position at the olympics.






June 8th 2008.

Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships, Canada
Elite Men

Gold Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:49:48

Silver Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:50:12

Bronze Reto Hug (SUI) 1:50:17

4th Hendrik de Villiers (RSA) 1:50:18
5th Matthew Reed (USA) 1:50:28
6th Simon Whitfield (CAN) 1:50:28
7th Igor Sysoev (RUS) 1:50:28
8th Tony Moulai (FRA) 1:50:31
9th Paul Tichelaar (CAN) 1:50:32
10th Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) 1:50:34



Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships, Canada Elite Women

Gold Helen Tucker (GBR) 2:01:37

Silver Sarah Haskins (USA) 2:01:41

Bronze Samantha Warriner(NZL) 2:02:32.85

4th Erin Densham (AUS) 2:02:32.96
5th Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:02:34
6th Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:03:35
7th Sarah Groff (USA) 2:04:09
8th Kate Allen (AUT) 2:04:14
9th Debbie Tanner (NZL) 2:04:24
10th Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 2:04:35





























Greg Bennett leading from the front to make his place at the Olympics a certainty.

He raced hard but unfortunately for Australia was unable to confirm his start at the olympics.










Simon Whitfield went all out for the home crowd but 6th would have to do today.





Great performance by Reto Hug from Switzerland running into 3rd.





Simon Whitfield also gave it everything in front of his home crowd and sprint finshed with Matthew Reed for the 5th and 6th position. Simon will be looking to back up his gold medal performance from Sydney(2000), at this years olympics in Beijing.




World ITU ranked number one Javier Gomez took it out in great style and is getting close to legendary status in my view.









Link here to womans world championship photos.





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