2008 World Triathlon Championships,

Vancouver, Canada.

Photos provided by Andrea Mackintosh.



You have to be tough to make the triathlon world champs start line and even tougher to hit the start line in air temperatures of around 9 degrees.





Glasses beginning to fog due to the cold.






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




Turn around point in the swim.



Glad to be out of the cold 11 degrees water.




Sweetland gave it everything however she faded late in the run.






















This break away effort would win the day.








Lisa Bentley pictured here has 11 ironman titles to her name since 2000 and is the current Canada ironman champion.






Sarah Mcclarty fronting up and wearing the gloves as required by the cold.

Japan's Kiyomi Niwata(in the foreground) will be lining up in Beijing for her 3rd olympic games.



























Gloves help the most during the bike in such freezing temperatures.








Running on an undiagnosed stress fracture in the ankle in tough conditions. My pick is that Kirsten sweetland will come back even stronger from the experience.


























































Warriner took out 3rd and 4th and 5th went to the Australians pictured here.





Great Britains Helen Tucker was a surprise world champion of triathlon this year.





Lisa Norden couldn't match her recent form on this occasion.








Link here to mens world championship photos.





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