Exciting female triathlon that has been lived in the Olympic Games in London 2012. Finally the Swiss Nicola Spirig won with a time of 1: 59: 48 and trying in the last meter before the Swedish Lisa Norden, silver, and with the Australian Erin Densham entering third position.
The triathlete of Zarautz obtains Olympic diploma when finishing 1: 08 of the head
The Spanish Ainhoa Murua has finished in seventh position, making a great role, and only 1: 08 of the winner. The triathlete of Zarauzt takes a deserved Olympic diploma that has fought in all the tests of this discipline. A 3: 02 has finished Marina Dalaimcourt, in the position 24, and Zuriñe Rodríguez, 44ª with a time of 2: 08: 44 to 8: 56 of the winner.
The British Lucy Hall starts strong in swimming
In the swim section, of 1.500 meters, the participating 55 triathletes went out to eat the world but soon, at the 4 minutes of competition already began to see the favorites to take this test. The group was broken with the athletes who would finally end up in the top of the chronometer in swimming.
The Mexican Claudia Rivas tried to press while Lucy Hall, the British supported by his audience, did not let any escape.
In the 12 minute, the Hall itself was headed by the Danish Line Jensen and the Brazilian Pamella Oliveira. Meanwhile, the Mexican Rivas began to weaken and slightly drop.
Seven triathletes set the pace and broke the group in two with the peloton at a distance of about a minute. With this panorama the end of the swimming section was reached with the British Lucy Hall in first position and with a time of 18:17. Then followed the Danish Jensen, four seconds later, and the Japanese Mariko Adachi at 8 seconds.
The Spanish Ainhoa Murúa was a good time coming in tenth place with an 19: 21, one minute and 4 seconds perfectly recoverable on the bike. Marina Damlaimcourt entered the 16 position with a time of 19: 20, practically in the hands of Murúa. Zuriñe Rodríguez was the most disconnected of the three when arriving at the 44 position with a time of 19: 49.
A group of 22 that made a difference
The 43 kilometers that awaited them with the bicycle would be another 'sing'. Hall, Jensen and Adachi would start the first but the differences gained in the swim would soon be shortened.
The Hyde Park where the race was being held vibrated with the triathletes. The head group was also well marked, in this case with 22 runners who did not leave many options. The wet terrain was also the protagonist, causing triathletes to slip with their bike like the Brazilian Oliveira who finally could continue.
In the high part were the Spanish Marina and Ainhoa. The Madrilenian was placed ninth and the Zarautz was around the tenth place when they had already given the first three laps to the route of the seven they had to perform. In the lead was the British Lucy Hall, untreatable in all aspects seen so far.
This would be the rhythm marked at the end of the fourth round. A 1: 58 were the second group of triathletes after seeing the 22 head off without further objections. After the fourth lap, Marina and Ainhoa were still around those same positions, Marina tenth and Ainhoa twelfth. Zuriñe was walking behind about two minutes from the front group. Canadian Tramblay and Australian Moffatt, bronze in Beijing, were retiring due to physical problems.
For the last round in Hyde Park by bicycle, the British Hall would be first in that group of 22 that would not break. Ainhoa was in the 14 position and Marina in the 15, waiting for her moment in the 10 kilometers of the race on foot. Zuriñe was at 2: 05 at the 28 position.
The cycling test would end with those 22 triathletes in the lead with the German Anja Dittmer as the first, the Danish Lisa Norden in second position and the Australian Andrea Hewitt third. The one who had collapsed had been the British Lucy Hall who came in last place in this group. Ainhoa would be eighth and Marina 15 to three seconds.
A race to give everything
For the race test things would be clarified soon. In the ten kilometers ahead they would quickly have ten runners in the lead. Who was dropped was the British Hall that finished first in the swim and that the bike was always in the lead but ended up wavering.
Ainhoa remained sixth after finishing the first lap of the race while Marina dropped slightly, to 25 seconds of the top triathletes. It was ascertaining that the triathletes who had been pulling their heads on the bike course were falling behind.
Australian Erin Densham took the lead followed by Sweden's Lisa Norden and Switzerland's Nicola Spirig. Ainhoa, the Spaniard who was upstairs was down at times when the third round was run.
Andrea Hewitt, the New Zealander, was fifth and trying to keep pace with the first four that were Jenkins, Densham, Spirig and Norden. The American Groff was reluctant to be forgotten and was to add to complete the quintet. At the end of the third round, it would be like that. Murúa was seventh in 21 seconds of the first.
One of the big favorites, the British Helen Jenkins was delayed in the next round. Meanwhile, the Swiss Spirig tightened and tried to break its competitors.
In the last stage, with four solo triathletes, they squeezed the Swiss Spirig and the Swedish Norden who ended up going almost at par but taking the gold Spirig followed by Norden and the Australian Densham entering third position. Groff would finish fourth and the Spanish Ainhoa Murúa, seventh to 1: 08 and with his Olympic diploma under his arm.