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Cozumel Gallery #1: The Smiles
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 20th September 2016


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Moments of joy from the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel

It was a busy week in Mexico, as Cozumel welcomed the the triathlon world to the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Championships

We've been covering all of the events daily and, as always, have swiftly benefitted from the visual coverage of the ITU's superb photography team, headed by Delly Carr and Janos M. Schmidt.

Below is a selection of their images from the week, covering both Age-Group and Elite, Aquathlon and Triathlon - all highlighting the smiles and happiness of the week. It may have been hot racing against tough competition... but doesn't this really make you want to have been there? Enjoy!


These Mexican Age-Groupers looked excited to be racing at home.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

With triathlon hugely popular in the country, the Mexican Age-Group team were present in vast numbers...

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

...they also celebrated a lot of success, dominating many of the Age-Group divisions in Cozumel.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

The British always travel in significant numbers too.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

We'll just assume this is a smile!

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Opening ceremony time

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

What does it feel like to win a Silver medal in the Men's Under-23 Elite? Like this...

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

After tough racing in hot conditions, a post-race relax feels good. Really good.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

It was an historic day for Korea in the Women's Junior Elite race as Hye Rim Jeong won the Bronze.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Taylor Knibb was an impressive and dominant World Junior Champion

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Celebrating success - the GB Junior/Under-23 team take Silver in the Mixed Relay.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

It was Spain who pipped them to the Gold.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Fun times for the GB Elite before the start of the Grand Final.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Flora Duffy earned that smile - a stunning win to become 2016 ITU World Triathlon Champion.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Charlotte McShane was thrilled with a first World Triathlon Series podium finish to take Bronze on the day.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Brazilian smiles ahead of the Age-Group Standard Distance race.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

In tough conditions, reaching the finish line with a smiles was an achievement of itself.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

High-5 for Team Bahamas.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

The Mexican team really did support the Grand Final in fine style.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016

Thank you Cozumel, from the Elite and Technical Officials.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2016


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