Vote for Photo of the Year 2011 - Week Five: London

By Merryn Sherwood | 04 Dec, 2011

It’s that time of the year again, to take a step back in time to remember this year’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series through the eyes of some of the world’s best sports photographers. They were on hand to capture every twist, turn, and colourful moment in the each and every world series race, but now it’s your turn to decide the official ITU Photo of the Year by voting on your favourite image below. Each weekly winner then earns the right to appear in the ITU Photo of the Year final. In addition to the contest, readers will hear from each event photographer about their favourite shot from the event, which will be published alongside the winning pictures from each week.

In week five of this competition, we revisit one of the biggest events of the year; London. It was the first and last time that athletes could race the course before the London 2012 Olympic Games and there was plenty to take away from how each race played out. The London course features some iconic spots and it’s no surprise that Buckingham Palace and Wellington Arch on Constitution Hill feature in the eight finalist images from photographer’s Delly Carr, and for the first time this year, Janos Schmidt.

In the women’s race, Great Britain’s Helen Jenkins couldn’t have picked a more perfect time and place for her first series title - at home, in the Olympic preview. But it was a big day for all three medallists, as the USA’s Gwen Jorgensen and Germany’s Anja Dittmer also secured their spots for the London 2012 Games with their places on the podium. In doing so, Dittmer also became the first triathlete - male or female - to qualify for four consecutive Olympic Games. Read the race recap and watch video highlights here.

In the men’s race, it wasn’t necessarily a surprise that Alistair Brownlee won, but it was interesting how he did it. On the flat, fast and technical bike course, it looked like a bike breakaway would be hard,  but Brownlee managed to do it with the help of New Zealand’s James Elvery and then ran solo for 10km to claim his third win of the year. Russia’s Alexander Brukhankov finished 25 seconds back with silver, followed by Jonathan Brownlee with bronze. Read the race recap and watch video highlights here.

Remember to scroll to the bottom of the images and vote for your favourite, to determine which image from London makes it into the final of the 2011 ITU Photo of The Year.

Related Event: 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London
06 - Aug, 2011 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:50:09
2. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:50:34
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:51:04
4. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:51:16
5. Steffen Justus GER 01:51:25
6. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:51:27
7. David Hauss FRA 01:51:32
8. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 01:51:40
9. Sven Riederer SUI 01:51:41
10. Vincent Luis FRA 01:51:41
Results: Elite Women
1. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:00:34
2. Gwen Jorgensen USA 02:00:41
3. Anja Dittmer GER 02:00:49
4. Emma Jackson AUS 02:00:51
5. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:00:52
6. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:54
7. Sarah True USA 02:00:58
8. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:01:04
9. Ashleigh Gentle AUS 02:01:07
10. Emmie Charayron FRA 02:01:10
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Francesc Sola Garcia ESP 01:14:08
2. James Goddard GBR 01:17:41
3. Pierre Ouellet H1 CAN 01:23:49
4. Rafael López Ordoñez ESP 01:27:54
5. Alan Rayment GBR 01:31:20
Results: Paratriathlon Female TRI-1
1. Jane Egan GBR 01:29:26
2. Elizabeth Mcternan GBR 01:39:43
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-2
1. Stephane Bahier FRA 01:17:05
2. Oswald Kydd RSA 01:19:35
3. David Peiffer FRA 01:21:03
4. Javier Merida ESP 01:43:48
Results: Paratriathlon Female TRI-2
1. Sarah Reinertsen USA 01:46:49
DNF. Kimberly Fawcett-Smith CAN 00:00:00
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