Edmonton ITU World Cup Triathlon,

Alberta, Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

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The spectators enjoy a close up view of all the action as it unfolds. The race was very spectator friendly with swim, run and bike being multiple

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Moffat getting away to another fast start.

This was also the case in Mooloolaba, which can be seen in the event page from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not much breathing going on in the 100m's of the swim. This is something that can and is commonly practiced for.

 

 

 

Sara McLarty took out the swim prime and left a decent 30sec gap back to the pack at the end of the 1500m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Moffat lead the first swim pack in. A quick time of 18.18 set up for the top race place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A larger swim pack starting out on the second lap and making for great close up action, for the spectators.

 

 

 

 

 

The small lake makes a picture perfect backdrop for the race, and it was great to watch the race here as there won't be an ITU race in Edmonton next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Groff from the USA was the only athlete who come near McLarty on the swim and had a great race considering a serious elbow injury(which can be seen strapped).

 

 

 

 

 

First swim group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone looked to share the extra work of the lead group such that 6 of them would take out the top 6 placings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead group setting out on the 10km run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the Canadians leading it out.

A fast transition can be the making of a top placing.

 

 

 

 

 

The day was calm and the air temperature was mild making for good racing conditions.

Annabel Luxford leading in this photo took out he 3rd place podium and the valuable points that go with such a great race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Tanner was the first Kiwi to cross the line but todays placing didn't match up to recent form.

Racing hard week in an out can take its toll, with many of the triathletes giving their all only one week prior in Des Moines.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Groves was the other Canadian to take a top 10 placing in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canadians are great sports and were all very jubilant even though an Australian took first by 2secs back to the hosting countries Kirsten Sweetland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A well deserved 6th placing set up by a strong swim and a tough ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some media attention is all part of a star performance.

 

 

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