Ainhoa ​​Murua achieves his pass for the 2012 Olympic Games

Excellent performance of the Spanish Ainhoa ​​Murua in the final of the Triathlon World Series where she has achieved the 14th position with a total time of 02:00:59 thus obtaining her pass for the Olympic Games London 2012.

The New Zealand Andrea Hewitt was the first to reach the finish line with a time of 1:58:27, 2nd the British Helen Jenkins 1:58:40, 3rd the Swiss Melanie Annaheim 1:58:58. Good performance also from the Spanish, 28th place for Marina Damlaimcourt, 02:02:29 and 35th place for Zuriñe Rodríguez, 02:03:06

At 7.30:19 in the morning, Spanish time, the Grand Final of the Triathlon World Series of the elite women's event began. With an outside temperature of 1 degrees and a cloudy sky that has remained without precipitation, the triathletes were preparing to tour the grand final circuit that consisted of 1500 lap of 6 meters, 40 laps in the cycling segment until completing 4 kilometers and 10 laps to finish the XNUMX km race on foot.

In the swimming segment, the triathletes remained united, until practically halfway through the course, it was then when the New Zealander Hellen Jenkins led the swimming, which was joined shortly after by the British Kerry Lang. Finally, three English women were the first to get out of the water, Kerry Lang, Liz Blatchford and Hellen Jenkins. The Spaniards started in 27th place, Ainhoa ​​Murua, 36 Marina, and Zuriñe, 43, 45 seconds behind the head of the race.


As soon as the cycling segment began, a first group was formed, which was consolidated by about 15 triathletes, including Jenkins, Blatchford, Groff, Hewitt, Annaheim, McIlroy, Holland, Roberts, Norden, Tanner, among others. Kerry Lang, after coming out of the water first, lost positions in the cycling segment, reaching 27th place on the first lap. The Spaniards remained practically together behind the leading group, 1'50'' behind the head.

At the beginning of the cycling segment was when one of the favorites, Paula Findlay, was retiring from the race.

Once they reached the transition and as soon as the segment of the race began on foot, Helen Jenkins and Andrea Hewitt were in front, practically soloing the entire four laps that made up the circuit until they completed 10 kilometers.

Murúa led the second group along with the Australians, Marina and Zuriñe were some positions behind Murua.

Despite the fact that Hellen Jenkins remained a couple of meters ahead of the New Zealander Andrea Hewitt during the 10 km, in the last meters before reaching the finish line, it was where Hewitt gave the last push and was in first position, achieving this way the first place on the podium.
In the World Ranking, the 2011 Triathlon World Champion was the British Hellen Jenkins with 4023 points followed by Andrea Hewitt 3836 and Sarh Groff 2783.

Ainhoa ​​Murua, is ranked 14th in the world ranking, with 1755 points, thus remaining in the TOP 20 of the world Ranking, which has given him his pass to the Olympic Games 2012, together with the Spanish Javier Gómez Noya. Iván Raña, after a brilliant career yesterday in Beijing, was only two passes away from achieving his place. After an intense weekend, we can only congratulate the performance of the triathletes who have represented the Spanish team in the WCHS Grand Final in Beijing.

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