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

Excellent performance by the Spanish Ainhoa ​​Murua in the final of the Triathlon World Series where she achieved 14th position in a total time of 02:00:59, thus obtaining her pass to the 2012 London Olympics.

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

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

In the swimming segment the triathletes stayed together, until practically half of the route, it was then that the New Zealander Hellen Jenkins led the swimming which was joined shortly after by the British Kerry Lang. Finally, it was three English women who were the first to get out of the water, Kerry Lang, Liz Blatchford and Hellen Jenkins. The Spaniards came in 27th place, Ainhoa ​​Murua, Marina 36, ​​and Zuriñe placed 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, among which were Jenkins, Blatchford, Groff, Hewitt, Annaheim, McIlroy, Holland, Roberts, Norden, Tanner, among others. Kerry Lang after leaving the first of the water lost positions in the cycling segment, placing in the first lap in position 27. The Spanish were practically together behind the leading group at 1'50 '' from the head.

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

Once arrived at the transition and as soon as the segment of the running race began, Helen Jenkins and Andrea Hewitt were in front, who practically did all the four laps that made up the circuit until completing the 10 kilometers.

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

Although Hellen Jenkins stayed a couple of meters ahead of New Zealander Andrea Hewitt during the 10 km, in the last meters before reaching the goal, it was where Hewitt gave the last pull and was in first position achieving this so the first place on the podium.
In the World Ranking, the 2011 Triathlon World Champion has been 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 2012 Olympic Games, 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.

All results in: www.triathlon.org

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