Men’s Olympic Triathlon results 2012

Men’s Olympic Triathlon results 2012. Now that the best Olympic Distance female triathletes have had their turn it’s time for the men to be front and center on the London Olympic stage on Tuesday August 7, 2012.

It seems for all the world that it will be the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathon of Great Britain who will be fighting it out with the likes of Jan Frodeno of Germany, Javier Gomez of Spain and Bevan Docherty of New Zealand for top spot on the podium.

There are probably half a dozen others who could surprise on their best effort. The Russians and Australians have the potential to present a serious challenge as both countries have three entries as do New Zealand, France, and Canada.

 2012 men's olympic triathlon results

Simon Whitfield in his fourth Olympic Games


It would be pretty special to see Hunter Kemper of the United States or Simon Whitfield of Canada make the podium. They are the only two athletes in the field who are making their fourth Olympic appearance.

There are many who believe this is their swan song and the end of their brilliant Olympic careers. They might appear to be past their prime, but there could be a surprise in the making.

You just never know about Simon Whitfield.

With all that has gone on the past few days regarding Paula Findlay, Simon might just be in the prefect frame of mind to take it out on the rest of the Olympic competitors on race day.

Simon is swimming almost as well as ever and has two team-mates in the race, but by all reports out of London each of the Canadians will be running their own race and there will not be a domestique helping out Simon.

Murray from South Africa has also had a great season and could have something to say by the end of the race. Unfortunately he has no teammates to help him out and is the only entry from his country.

ENTRY LIST

1  Leonardo Chacon..............CRC
2  Faquan Bai...................CHN
3  Kyle	Jones............. .....CAN
4  Brent McMahon................CAN
5  Simon Whitfield..............CAN
6  Tyler Butterfield............BER
7  Gavin Noble..................IRL
8  Marek Jaskolka...............POL
9  Hervé Banti..................MON
10 Christopher Felgate..........ZIM
11 David Hauss..................FRA
12 Vincent Luis.................FRA
14 Laurent Vidal................FRA
15 Min Ho Heo...................KOR
16 Bruno Pais...................POR
17 Joao	Silva...................POR
18 Richard Varga................SVK
19 Richard Murray...............RSA
20 Andreas Giglmayr.............AUT
21 Sven	Riederer................SUI
22 Ruedi Wild...................SUI
23 Danylo Sapunov...............UKR
24 Felipe Van de Wyngard........CHI
25 Alexander Bryukhankov........RUS
26 Dmitry Polyanskiy............RUS
27 Ivan	Vasiliev................RUS
28 Simon De Cuyper..............BEL
29 Carlos Quinchara Forero......COL
30 Alistair Brownlee............GBR
31 Jonathan Brownlee............GBR
32 Stuart Hayes.................GBR
33 Reinaldo Colucci.............BRA
34 Diogo Sclebin................BRA
35 Alessandro Fabian............ITA
36 Davide Uccellari.............ITA
37 Yuichi Hosoda................JPN
38 Hirokatsu Tayama.............JPN
39 Courtney Atkinson............AUS
40 Brad	Kahlefeldt..............AUS
41 Brendan Sexton...............AUS
42 Manuel Huerta................USA
43 Hunter Kemper................USA
44 Jan Celustka.................CZE
45 Premysl Svarc................CZE
46 Jan Frodeno..................GER
47 Steffen Justus...............GER
48 Maik	Petzold.................GER
49 Gonzalo Raul	Tellechea.......ARG
50 Crisanto Grajales............MEX
51 Javier Gomez.................ESP
52 Mario Mola...................ESP
53 Jose Miguel Perez............ESP
54 Bevan Docherty...............NZL
55 Kris	Gemmell.................NZL
56 Ryan	Sissons.................NZL

RACE DAY

As was expected it was Varga leading the way in the swim with the Brownlee brothers right behind him.

Simon Whitfield had one of his best swims ever and crashed at the very beginning of the bike when he hit a speed bump and lost control.

He is officially out of the race.

Varga is riding with the Brownlee brothers, Gomez, and Fabian in the lead.

The chase pack is about 17 seconds behind. Bevan Docherty, Jan Frodeno and Hunter Kemper are in that group.

Brent McMahon of Canada is over one minute back in the second chase pack.

The chase group is closing the gap and soon will be catching the leaders and the race will take on an entirely new complexion.

men's olympic triathon results 2012

The Brownlee brothers leaving transition together


They have caught up and now there is a group of over 20 on the front.

The two remaining Canadians are over one minute back, but the leaders may slow down a bit as they try and conserve energy for the run, and this may give the chase group time to close the gap before the bike/run transition.

Amazing that the very first Ironman Triathlon in Oahu undertaken by a handful of “crazies” has led to this.

A marquee Olympic event that has drawn in the area of one million spectators who are lining the course. And the growth of the sport of triathlon shows no signs of slowing down as it remains the fastest-growing mainstream sport in the world.

Jonathon Brownlee has been assessed a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too soon leaving transition. He won’t find out until he finishes the bike and then at some point he will have to serve that penalty or be disqualified. This should be interesting.

His brother Alistair is really pushing the pace on the bike. Either he is simply really on his game or over-extending himself. I would think that with the season he has had that he is on his game today and may be unbeatable. Time will tell as there are some very fast runners in this field.

The crowd is pretty much going crazy.

Stuart Hayes is with the Brownlee brothers and slowing the pace down from the front and the brothers tuck in behind him and take on fuel.

Hunter Kemper is also doing well in the lead pack and is seems comfortable back in about 18th place as he takes part in his final Olympics. It would have been pretty special to have Simon Whitfield in the lead pack with him, but it was not meant to be for Simon.

It’s estimated that is will probably take a 29:30 run to win the gold medal. So basically any of the cyclists in the lead group who run 30-minutes something will most likely be out of the medals unless they can break away on the bike and create a buffer.

The three Great Britain entries will most likely not let that happen as they head into the 5th of seven laps.

Alistair Brownlee is still pushing the pace on the bike. He is an amazing athlete.

men's olympic traithlon results 2012

Alistair pushing it to the limit on the run course.


There are still 22 athletes in the lead group, and about 20 in the chase group who are over a minute behind and most likely have no hope of a medal.

The Brownlee’s are both in front as they head into the bike/run transition.

It’s a huge group heading out onto the run course together.

The chase group is not in yet so will be out of the medals as they are still over one minute behind.

It’s the Brownlee’s and Gomez-one, two, three and they are pulling away from the field. However Jonathon has not served his 15-second penalty yet and he will have to serve it sometime during the run.

It’s only 15-seconds but starting and stopping and hitting full stride again is a big challenge.

The interesting thing is that the chase pack of runners back in 4th, 5th, and 6th are only 16-seconds back of the leaders.

Jonathon has fallen off the pace and Alistair and Gomez are running at a sub-29 minute 10k pace.

Hauss and Vidal of France are running alone in 4th and 5th place and one of them could steal the bronze medal.

Jonathon Brownlee has stopped to take his penalty but is still in third place and still has 10-seconds on the French runners after the penalty.

Alistair Brownlee is simply over-powering as he runs by tens of thousands of fans and breaks away from Gomez with less than four minutes left to go.

Jonathon is doing great despite the penalty and looks good for the bronze medal.

Alistar Brownlee is the 2012 London Olympics triathlon gold medal winner.

Gomez takes the silver.

Brother Jonathon is the bronze medal winner.

men's olympic triathlon results 2012

Just an amazing performance by Alistair Brownlee

TOP TEN FINISHERS

Alistair Brownlee............1:46:25
Javier Gomez.................+11
Jonathan Brownlee............+31
David Hauss..................+49
Laurent Vidal................+56
Jan Fredeno..................+1:01
Alexander Bryukhankov........+1:10
Sven Riederer................+1:21
Joao Silva...................+1:26
Alessandro Fabia.............+1:38

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