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Rio 2016 Men's Triathlon: in pictures
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Friday 19th August 2016


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Men's Olympic Games Triathlon Rio 2016 - In Pictures

Less than 24 hours after the Men's triathlon event in Rio, I've been able to sit down and look through some of the great images from the race, courtesy of the ITU Media team, and their on course photographers Delly Carr and Janos M. Schmidt.

Already this morning (click HERE for more), I've written about what I personally think could be one of the images of the Olympic Games. Honestly, it is amazing.

Related Article: Full Race Report - Brownlee brothers take Gold & Silver in Rio

Here, I take a look back at how the race evolved, in pictures. Enjoy.


Unlike the majority of ITU World Triathlon Series races, it was a beach start in Rio. By coincidence, Alistair, Jonathan and Henri started next to each other on the first three positions from right to left on the beach starting positions. Had anyone predicted the 1/2/3 at that stage?!

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

There have been lots of empty seats in the stadiums - but the streets of Rio and Copacobana were busy today.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

The damage was done immediately on the bike. With the Brownlee's among those pushing the pace, an early break of ten was created.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Aware of the threat of Mario Mola (ESP) and Richard Murray (RSA), the Brownlee's would have been thrilled to create a leading group with both behind, building that advantage to over a minute by T2.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

The lead group passing through transition at the end of the bike lap.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Despite the efforts of Mola, Bummenfelt, Murray and others, the Brownlee group would not be caught.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

A focussed looking Jonathan Brownlee on the climb.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

With the bike safely out of the way - and no penalties to serve - it would be all about who had their running legs.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

It was quickly a Brownlee one-two at the front during the 10km run.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Never previously on a World Triathlon Series podium, Henri Schoeman (RSA) passed Vincent Luis, moved into third place and had an Olympic podium finish in his sights.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Lawrence Fanous is a familiar sight in the UK. He was the first athlete to represent Jordan in the Olympic Games triathlon. Ireland's Bryan Keane has had to fight back from a shattered kneecap to reach his first Olympic Games.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Alistair was very diligent all day in terms of pacing, hydration and cooling.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

I think we can safely say he was happy.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

That's not a bad view to have.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Triathlon's first double Olympic Gold medallist. Will we get another one on Saturday? It's your turn Nicola Spirig...

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

All smiles on the podium. A great day for Great Britain and a breakthrough result for Henri Schoeman.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

The brothers together.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU


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