London, a must for the best triathletes in the world
London will host this weekend the fifth round of the Triathlon World Series, one of the most anticipated triathlon events at the international level, which becomes an unmissable date for the best triathletes in the world in what is beginning to be the countdown to reach the grand final in Beijing on September 10 and 11
There are two reasons that make London an unavoidable appointment for the international triathlon calendar: the first one is that it can be decisive to know who will be the world champions this year, both in the men's and women's categories, the scores of the ranking are very close, which makes London a key date, the other reason is that it will be the first and last time that triathletes will run on the circuit of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The triathletes will fight to get into the top three positions as this automatically ensures Olympic places for their countries. On a fast track that promises to be exciting with everything at stake, it's no surprise that London is home to the world's best triathletes.
The circuit will begin with 1500 meters of swimming in "The Serpentine", Hyde Park, once finished the triathletes will take their bikes to start the cycling segment that will consist of 40 km and will take place in the vicinity of "Constitution Hill" and "Buckingham Palace ”, to finish again in Hyde Park where the last segment will begin, which will consist of 10 km of running.
In the Women's Elite category we will have the presence of Ainhoa Murúa, Zuriñe Rodríguez and Marina Damlaimcourt. Among the leaders of the test are the Canadian Paula Findlay, Sharah Haskins, Nicola Spriring, Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill, Andrea Hewitt and the current leader of the World Series, Barbara Riveros, among others.
The Chilean Bárbara Riveros will have to fight to be able to maintain this first place in the world ranking by facing again Paula Findlay, who was dropped in the last series held in Hamburg, for which she was unable to score points and lost her first position in the world ranking.
Among the Spaniards, it is worth highlighting the performance of Ainhoa Murúa, who in a constant struggle has managed to advance positions until she managed to enter, after the Hamburg event, among the top ten in the world ranking.
In the Elite Men's category, Spain will be represented by Javier Gómez Noya, current leader of the world ranking, Iván Raña and the young Mario Mola.
This race is exciting, among the Brownlee brothers who run "on their land", Will Clarke, Brad Kahlefeldt, David Hauss, Jan Frodeno and of course Javier Gómez Noya, among others.
Javier Gómez Noya was proclaimed champion in Sydney, third place in Madrid and sixth in Hamburg. Last weekend we were able to enjoy seeing him enter the finish line in first position in the Premium Triathlon European Cup held in Banyoles, in which he competed, among other Spaniards, with the young Mario Mola, who entered the top 10 of the test . The veteran Iván Raña, Olympic triathlete and triathlon world champion in 2002, will also fight to be among those top 10 places.
The female elite category triathletes will meet on Saturday, August 6 at 08:30 and on Sunday the 7th will be when the elite male event will be held at 13:00 p.m., local time
To view the test live: www.triathlonlive.tv or via Twitter at twitter.com/triathlonlive