Semi-Final: Castleford v Leeds Rugby League: Challenge Cup


Semi-Final: Castleford v Leeds

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Good afternoon and welcome to a sunny but rather windy Hyde Park

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and the Dextro Energy London triathlon. A sport which is the

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ultimate test in stamina, strength and skill. This race is a big one.

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The world's top triathlete have made sure they are here because

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this weekend is a test event for London 2012. The proposed course

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for the event at next day's Olympic Games and a stunning setting it is

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as well. We have got a great crowd going on here. One hour before the

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name men's grace. Hello, crowd! You are live on BBC Two! Britain's top

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female triathlete is Helen Jenkins. She was world champion in 2008. She

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has come third in the past two years but if you were in any doubt

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help fit a triathlete has to be, look at this.

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This is heaven suffering a heavy crash in April -- Helen. She got up

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to finish the race. Since then, her season has really, really

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Everything has been going really well. My training has been going

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well, I am really happy with my last two races. It has given me a

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bit of confidence heading into this weekend. I have always liked the

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course in Madrid, we have had some bad races there but most of them

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have been really good. I did not have a great swimmer but

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I really worked hard on the bike and then run and had one of the

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best runs I have ever had. I think I ran almost a minute faster than I

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have ever done on that course Kitzbuhel well is a lovely place,

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it is always a bit colder, so I am Myself and Sarah Hoskins got away

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on a bike and I was hoping she would stay with me for the ride but

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I got caught so I wasn't sure how I would feel. Heading on to the rent

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after all that work in my legs. My hamstrings were really tight, I

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If it peters out at the beginning and then it is me and Paula Findlay

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at the beginning. It is a small margin, four seconds over a two are

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raised, that is not much but in both races, I gave everything I

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could and I know there is nothing else I could have done, just hope

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This is a massive event, the Olympic test event. The setting is

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amazing. I think doing the full Olympic course, going in front of

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Buckingham Palace, it will be really interesting to see how it is

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different. The atmosphere has been great for the past two years. The

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course isn't a massively challenging, it is pretty flat, I

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would like it if they would build some holes, that would make it

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interesting. I could qualify for the Olympics this week and, if I do

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not, at there are more chances like in Beijing but I want to do it this

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weekend, get on the podium and make the Olympic team.

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SONALI SHAH: Qualifying for the Olympics is going to be on the mind

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of so many athletes here this weekend but it is a gruelling sport

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and anything can happen. And one man who knows exactly what it is

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like taking part in a triathlon at the highest level is Richard

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stamens. Let's talk about Helen Jenkins. Three years on at the age

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of 27, it feels like she is coming into her own and reaching a peak at

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the right time. Absolutely, she has totally matured as an athlete. She

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suffered some injuries but she is working on them and she is working

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in the gym, making herself solid. Hopefully today another great

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result. She has already been on the podium this year, that is crucial.

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It is required as part of qualifications. Who is her main

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competition in the series? You have got the three Emmas, from Australia.

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They have already got a try factor. All three of them on the podium.

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They will look to dominate, they will not necessarily work as a team

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because they want to beat each other but that only makes the other

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one go harder. Definitely Australians but other nations as

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well but have got qualifications in this race to try to get to London

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2012 and I think they will see Americans, Canadians, all of them

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having a good. We were here yesterday as well, the crowd is

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already screening for the athletes running. The atmosphere is so great

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with only one year to go until the Olympic Games as well. Yes, it is a

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showcase. It really shows London off but by going down to London and

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Buckingham Palace, it is a spectacle. And everybody wants to

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come down and soak up the atmosphere and get as close to the

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athletes as possible. The triathlon is one of the few events that you

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don't need a ticket for. Come down next year to watch the race for

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free. Graham Bell has got your back as well, he has been out scouting

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out the best vantage points for the It all starts here at the

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Serpentine, the curving lake in the heart of Hyde Park. It might get a

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bit busy here at the start so if you fancy something more tranquil,

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you can come here to the south side of the late to take some tea or if

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you're feeling brave, have a dip in the Serpentine Lido. The water is

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bound to be warmer than on Christmas Day, that is when the

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Peter Pan dip takes place. Once out of the water, it is on to the bikes.

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It is a flat course but with all the turns and speed bumps, it is

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technically demanding. They will then cross the Serpentine Bridge,

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heading towards the south of Hyde Park. the Serpentine Gallery will

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be opening a new space in time for the London Games. You can then

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either feast your eyes on the opulence of the Albert Memorial or

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keep your eyes peeled for the athletes as they head down to Hyde

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Park Corner. There they pose the imposing

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Wellington Arch and then just a short sprint down Constitution Hill

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to the grandest of them all, Buckingham Palace. After that they

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turn back and raced towards the park, for 7 like laps in all. Then

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they will go on the run, knowing they are only four laps from the

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end of the race. A great place to see them is here at Rotten Row, it

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is a big U-turn towards the lake. This place might be called Rotten

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but it is anything but. 150 years ago, this is where Londoners came

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to promenade. It is a place to be seen back then. As they head

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towards the Serpentine, you can relax by the Diana memorial

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fountain. It was opened in 2004 at a cost of �3.6 million. If you are

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not one of the lucky people in the grandstand, you could stand here,

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right on the finishing straight and cheer the athletes as they sprint

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towards the line. It is an ideal position and most importantly, it

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The spectators really well how fantastic access to all the

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athletes and watching them perform next year at the Olympic Games.

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absolutely, and the course is so close to the athlete. Behind me, we

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can see Simon Whitfield, Olympic Games in Sydney champion, just

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preparing for the race. He is getting ready. You are literally on

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top of the race. It is pretty unique in that aspect. It is the

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last time they can test themselves properly on the Olympic course as

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well, what will they try to learn? It will give them visualisation.

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They will be able to learn the race for next year, that is so important.

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As they prepare for the Olympic race, they can visualise what went

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on today and use that to inspire them and hopefully motivate them to

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train that bit harder. Who does this course sit? Pretty much anyone

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because it is not a hard course, the topography is such that you

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have got a technical course in terms of Benn's but you have not

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got hills, -- bends. What kind of tactics will afflict be thinking of

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as they go round the course? They will try to conserve their energy

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and this win is a lottery. A lot of the time it is won on the run.

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the race is won on the run. You can set yourself up with a good swim

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and bike and that is what they will be trying to do. Those with the

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strength in the front end of the race will look through the bends

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and through Marble Arch and Constitution Hill and try to attack.

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Stuart Hayes is the man to concentrate on that. So many people

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will be thinking about team GB and Olympic qualification, and team GB

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is talking about using the equivalent of... Do you think that

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team GB will use the domestics? lot of things have to take place,

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that will allow the selectors to take place. It is an option and we

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should not rule it out and we as in other countries use it, for example

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in Athens. It is a possibility but I do not think we have passing that,

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we have got the brothers Brownlees, they know what each other are doing.

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With that in place, the team will gel well. The women is a different

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side. We have got Helen Jenkins, the only podium finish this year,

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she is dominant. They may look to was that angle that we have got a

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long way to go in the selection process. Wouldn't it be good to see

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someone who would be willing to sacrifice a medal? The yes, but at

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the same time a lot of things happen, in terms of making the

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podium and in Beijing, the final in a few weeks' time, it opens the

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door to athlete. You would think there would be a sit down

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conversation if people were willing to sacrifice medals. We are talking

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a lot about Olympic qualification that this rise is also part of the

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ITU World Championship series which has a seven-race battle, with the

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final in Beijing. That is next month. Your best four results count

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towards the World Championship and a lot of athletes have not really

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shown their hand at the moment. Barbara Riveros Diaz leads the way

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after a solid but rather unspectacular season. Paula Findlay

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came to prominence here in Hyde Park and has three wins but is

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suffering from a head injury. And suffering from a head injury. And

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Helen Jenkins with two second places, she is currently in six.

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Your commentators for the women's race are Matt Chilton and Steve

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COMMENTATOR: They are ready for the start here, Paul Findlay, the big

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favourite for this race. They did not race in Yokohama in Japan

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following the earthquake and That is the seen here in Hyde Park,

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they are way! 67 elite women triathletes diving into the

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Serpentine. To begin this Olympic test event. The real thing in a

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year from now. That will be the Olympic medal days here in Hyde

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Park and for the first time they are heading out of the park and

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into the streets and onto the streets of London, taking in some

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of the sites of this part of the world. Already they are beginning

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to spread. Just one single lap swim, last year they got out of the water

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and run along the pontoon and died staying in the water for the entire

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1.5 kilometres swim. Already two distinct groups beginning to form.

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Interesting there, Emma Moffatt on the nearside has really gone for it.

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What is critical on this no wet suits when, it will be very

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difficult to get away -- a no-wet suit swim. It will be a huge

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advantage... Every single one of these athletes is going to be

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looking for selection for their countries next year and they will

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put themselves on the line today. Emma Moffatt has really gone for it.

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And I know the Swiss athlete who has had a leg injury, and Laura

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Bennett she has been going on forever, she has got a case full of

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medals at home. She is in the best form of her life. But is fantastic.

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Spectacular scene and an early start for the women because of the

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problem with the road closures in London. The men will start and the

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afternoon for their race. The water temperature pretty cold in the

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water. Serpentine Lido open here as well, but no swimming during the

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past few weeks because of the oxygen levels. It was worrying for

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the fish stocks, they had to treat the water. Apparently oxygen levels

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are restored to a normal level now. Swimming has been allowed to resume

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for the recreational swimmers and In the opening section, just to

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remind you, 1,500m in the water. A 40, touch cycle, that involves

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seven laps around the park and streets of London -- 40 kilometres.

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There was a hint that Paula Findlay had gone early. It was touch and go.

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If she did go early, all of the others followed have. Ramires the

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us making a good start. -- Roddy Now the change in direction. A

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different layout for the swimming course this year because of the one

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lap stipulation, which is what they want to use in the Olympics. You

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can see the Serpentine Bridge. The crowd gathered. And a lot of argy-

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bargy, those that choose to go tight around the inflatable boys,

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there are a lot of flying elbows. People scramble for position in the

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water of the Serpentine. The Serpentine was the centrepiece for

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the celebrations in London in 1814 for the British victory at the

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Battle of Trafalgar. There are if you battles going on out there as

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they come around there. Do first sight of Helen Jenkins there. She

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has had a bit of the at breathing problem. It might be a -- a bit of

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a spiritual problem, it might be likely to affect her confidence.

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She is a previous world champion when nobody expected it. She loves

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the tough conditions. The conditions here today are very

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pleasant, very little wind, just under 22 degrees in the water and

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Helen needs to be up there. She just days to close that gap a

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little bit more on Laura Bennett and Sarah Haskins. With their wet

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suits, this transition should be lightning-fast. -- no wet suits.

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should be lightning-fast, they have nothing to think about other than

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getting on their bikes. You are looking at about 30 people and then

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there is a break. If you don't get into the first group, you won't

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make it back. It will be difficult to get back on and I am very

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surprised there is such a big group coming out of the water together

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right now. And then the final sprint, the

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first out of the water equals the first on to the bike for the 40, to

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his bike circuit. They will exit the park for the first time -- a 40

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kilometres. Her but the public will have to get used to it many times

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in they have next 12 months or so, there will be of many road closures.

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The swimming at the 2012 Olympics will also take place in the

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Serpentine, so it won't just be the triathlon. The open-water swimming

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matter and -- marathon also taking place. Approaching 90 minutes and

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approaching the steps and the run to transition -- 19. There will be

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a group of seven or eight are bunched together as they come to

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the steps to take them out of the the steps to take them out of the

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Lots of British interest here. Helen Jenkins is right up there,

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get their helmets on. The bikes are pushed to the white line. Then they

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can get on and they Exeter the blue carpet out on to the gravel. --

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exit. At group of a 30 potential riders in the first group. A few of

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the stragglers coming out but it is not too late. Two groups will form,

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it is likely they will come together to form one large peloton

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and they will all right together and form a spectacular sight

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through the park and out on the streets of London. Look at this,

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the series leader is just getting into transition now. How have is

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that affected by not having a wet suit? -- how will affected. That

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has but Barbara quite a way back down. They are on their way. Of 40

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kilometres. They begin in the park and they also exit the park, down

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constitution Hill, bisecting Green Park, down towards Buckingham

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Palace. A group of 30 also riders form in the peloton at the front of

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the field. I was hoping we would see a breakaway group. 30 is a lot

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of people and it is very difficult to get a group identity working

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through. We will see the athletes testing everybody else out. Is

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there anybody willing to come with me, and if you are, are you

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prepared to really work hard so we can try and break the field down?

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That is the scene in the park below us on the right. Sarah Haskins is

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just one a second clear of Sarah Groff. -- one second. Helen Jenkins

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is right up there, as is the Vicky Holland, and Jodie Stimpson. Lots

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of a British interest. -- lot of British interest. The British

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athletes are working at the front. Alan Jenkins is telling them to get

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to the front, let's do some work -- have visited London. We go round on

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a little loop in this part of the city where the road has been closed.

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Imagine the scene one year from now. This is a free event, there is no

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tickets required, anybody can come and watch on the streets of London.

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It is the first time they have been down here and tested the section of

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the course were the roads closed to traffic. We got our first glimpse

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of Paula Findlay there sitting happily on the back of the pack.

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The early attempts to make a break don't seem to have materialised. I

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think we will see more of that. The British athletes and the Australia

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athletes, Emma Moffatt in particular, very happy to work but

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will not do it by themselves. We will see some breaks going through

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but whether they can stay at the front, it is difficult. But we have

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somebody going for it here. Carey Lang. The -- Kerry. She is putting

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a marker down. She is saying, let's have a go for this, let's see if we

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can break away and get rid of some of the people who may be looking to

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run us down. Nobody going with her at the moment, nobody accepting

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that challenge. Very early to be going for it, very brave. Quite a

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big group here. What is the motivation for actually working on

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the front? There is a big motivation because there is a pack

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behind that contain some really good runners, so it even though

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some are not up in their best running form, they need to push on

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and make sure that gap from the second group grows. Is anybody in

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their working has domestic takes? It could be Lang at the front.

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as domestiques. She is not the best runner, carried. She isn't, but she

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is a good cyclist. Unfortunately, her running does let her down.

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This is Paula Findlay, dominant this year, the winner in Sydney, in

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Kitzbuehel. She has had a problem with her hip in the last few days.

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We will see if that affect so. -- affects her. You'll see the

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athletes through and past the transition in a very short time.

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Morrison of the Republic of Ireland at the back of the group. I think

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the reflection on their pace of the bikes, I think she was quite a long

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way down in the swim, and she has taken it all back on the first lap

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of the bikes. A very strong runner as well, we have seen that. That is

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the leading a group of four stop back into the beauty of Hyde Park -

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- that is the leading group of. They can take the applause from the

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grandstand as they complete the first lap of seven on this bike.

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would be interested to get a time check on that. We are getting the

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general confirmations coming up on the screen. Nicola is there, she

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has been working hard on her swimming. Anja Dittmer is still

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there, Jessica Harrison. Emma Snowsill is still there. We will

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check on how many are in that group. We think it is around 35, 40. 32,

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in fact, is the total number in this leading group. Again, I think

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if we hark back to the swim, we saw just how hard it was. If we broke

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this field in half, it is way over 30 seconds. Their pack are trying

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to get themselves a way, they have to close this gap a very early. So

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many of the athletes at the front, if they do work hard, they will put

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a significant a matter of time into the chases. 30 seconds is the

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difference between the first group of 32 and the chasing pack of six,

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who are then followed by another dozen. Those two will almost

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certainly form a hunting pack of 18 attempting to try and bridge the

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gap to the leading pack of 32. They are in one of the smartest parts of

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London. You can see the Government close by, you can see the Palace,

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the primary residence of the Queen. Originally known as Buckingham

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House. The original building was a large town house built for the Duke

:27:08.:27:15.

of Buckingham. The largest private garden in London. The East front

:27:15.:27:19.

contains that famous balcony on which the royal family judicially

:27:19.:27:26.

congregate. The -- traditionally. Of bought by George the Third as a

:27:26.:27:31.

private retreat for his wife Queen Charlotte, who had 15 children, 14

:27:31.:27:37.

of which were born in Buckingham Palace. I have seen a move by

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Jessica Harrison, looking to get off the front. Fredriksen is

:27:40.:27:44.

closing with her. Again, it does not look like a sustained attack at

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all. There is the standings leader, Barbara Riveros Diaz. She has and

:27:51.:27:59.

run a race -- have won a race this season but she has been consistent.

:27:59.:28:04.

And 98 clear of Paula Findlay of Canada, who has won the three races,

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but didn't take part in Hamburg in mid-July. They go under the archway,

:28:11.:28:15.

the Wellington Arch. What a backdrop that is, the statue on top

:28:15.:28:19.

is very impressive. A chariot come up with the three horses at the

:28:19.:28:28.

front and a winged figure on top of. Built between 1826 and 1830,

:28:28.:28:33.

designed by TSMS Burton, responsible for a lot of

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spectacular architecture we see this part of London. The chasing

:28:41.:28:44.

group there are just under one minute behind. The distance has

:28:44.:28:54.
:28:54.:28:56.

concerted effort for this group to get back up there? It is the only

:28:56.:28:59.

way they will get involved in the prize money today. The gap is

:28:59.:29:08.

around 50 seconds or so, with the leading group and the chasers. The

:29:08.:29:13.

leaders, with Svenja Bazlen of Germany taking her time at the

:29:13.:29:18.

front. They will have been given a wake-up call, having seen the

:29:18.:29:23.

distance between this front peloton and the chasing group. Time for a

:29:23.:29:33.
:29:33.:29:38.

bit of energy. Spirig, are also taking her opportunity. And Anne

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Laing -- and Kerry Lan has decided there has been enough hanging about.

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That is her third effort, so the energy expended on that, she hasn't

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managed to get away but nobody has matched and gone with her. Time is

:29:57.:30:00.

beginning to run out for those people who do want to try and make

:30:00.:30:09.

that break. Backward the chase group. -- back with. They have

:30:09.:30:13.

reduced the deficit by five or six seconds during the last lap. They

:30:13.:30:17.

now need to go again. They need to put some further pace into their

:30:17.:30:27.
:30:27.:30:31.

efforts to bridge the gap between catching slowly, they are catching

:30:31.:30:35.

up. The second pack are working really well because we saw when

:30:35.:30:39.

they were on the first lap of the bike, it was a one-minute gap but

:30:39.:30:42.

now it is 30 seconds, so that his great work from the second pack.

:30:42.:30:47.

That will take it out of them, Willetts had them on the run?

:30:47.:30:57.
:30:57.:31:03.

There's a few that are on the front view of London across the River

:31:03.:31:06.

Thames. A trio of British triathlete at the front of the

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:31:16.:31:22.

field. Jenkins, Kerry Lang and significantly. The pace has really

:31:22.:31:28.

is off. You can say that two groups are about to become one huge pack.

:31:28.:31:36.

The leading group really eased off over the final section of that

:31:36.:31:39.

penultimate lap and now the leaders... Look at the group we

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:31:49.:31:52.

have got here. There must be at the seat of government in Great

:31:52.:31:56.

Britain, Westminster Abbey on the right. The venue of the recent

:31:56.:32:03.

Royal Wedding. There's the London Eye, on the South Bank of the River

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Thames. They are the top of Constitution Hill for the final

:32:08.:32:18.
:32:18.:32:20.

time. One of the smartest parts of London, Park Lane leading to Hyde

:32:20.:32:24.

Park Corner with the Ritz hotel not far away at the Dorchester Hotel,

:32:24.:32:29.

plenty of other high-class establishments in the vicinity.

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They will be back into Hyde Park, through the gates for the final

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time and then they will start to prepare for the arrival in

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transition. Look at that now, the jockeying for position. A single

:32:46.:32:50.

line now with less than one kilometre or a go, everybody

:32:50.:32:56.

sprinting around the edges. We see the hands and fingers going down,

:32:56.:33:00.

loosening in the FT and the shoes, the bare feet on top of the issues,

:33:00.:33:07.

the issues still clipped into the paddles. They want to get out. They

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may lose around 15, 20 seconds which is a long way going into the

:33:13.:33:18.

run. A couple of hundred metres to go until transition, a group of 60

:33:18.:33:24.

or so riders locked together in combat here. Just biding their time,

:33:24.:33:31.

some looking for some daylight over on the Ryders' right of the track.

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This could be spectacular. It could also be very chaotic with such a

:33:35.:33:40.

massive group coming in to hang up their bikes. There is a disbarred

:33:40.:33:47.

line. The leaders are there. They are getting off the back. They have

:33:47.:33:51.

rehearsed this. Lisa Norden in first. She will look for the place

:33:51.:33:55.

where she has to place the bike. Lisa Simpson, the first of the

:33:55.:33:59.

British riders, Helen Jenkins is through as well, she will be

:33:59.:34:07.

looking for a fast, effective transition. Sarah Haskins is

:34:07.:34:11.

through, and there's Emma Moffatt, the Olympic bronze medallist, she

:34:11.:34:17.

is on her way out. In it has turned into a running race. My money is on

:34:17.:34:27.
:34:27.:34:31.

an Australian called Emma. There's 3 m as to look on. -- Emmas. One of

:34:31.:34:35.

them has got a huge confidence going into this race and also Paula

:34:35.:34:38.

Findlay, we know she has had a few injury niggles but she is world

:34:38.:34:48.
:34:48.:34:54.

class. She is in with a great involved at the start of the lead

:34:54.:34:57.

group, that makes things very interesting. Helen Jenkins of Great

:34:57.:35:00.

Britain on the right of the screen, Emma Moffatt of Australia on the

:35:00.:35:09.

left. Jodie Stimpson just behind her. It is wide-open here. Nicola

:35:09.:35:14.

Spirig is there as well. She has been injured and running and

:35:14.:35:19.

swimming a lot, general fitness is very, very good but I think she has

:35:19.:35:24.

done an awful lot to get out there with Emma Moffatt. A big group out

:35:24.:35:34.
:35:34.:35:35.

there with contention. We will see a big dropping off, I am sure.

:35:35.:35:40.

These have no bearing on what will happen with so many good runners.

:35:40.:35:44.

It is wide open here in Hyde Park and it is beginning to spread, that

:35:44.:35:48.

gives you an idea of the gap between the leading group which is

:35:48.:35:58.
:35:58.:36:01.

now down to around 12 with a gap of about 10 metres to the next five.

:36:01.:36:07.

But the stretch beginning, I think that lead group of the 17 will be

:36:07.:36:11.

coming down one by one as the sheer pace of the run will force them off

:36:11.:36:18.

the back. Emma Snowsill has been left, a kick at the beginning of

:36:18.:36:23.

the field while we were watching the chases, a group of two or three

:36:23.:36:27.

started to inject some pace into the race. You can see there are

:36:27.:36:34.

free. I think Jenkins and Jodie Stimpson and Jackson are there and

:36:34.:36:40.

one other. That is certainly Jackson in 4th place. Let's check

:36:40.:36:43.

through, that is Helen Jenkins leading through. Helen Jenkins,

:36:43.:36:52.

Jodie Stimpson... A Emma Jackson, and the Japanese runner. Paula

:36:52.:37:02.
:37:02.:37:10.

British woman has won in Hyde Park. Jodie Stimpson is on good form,

:37:10.:37:15.

Jenkins has come third. Ai Ueda of Japan has joined the leading

:37:15.:37:25.
:37:25.:37:27.

quartet. That also includes Emma Jackson. We have a break away group,

:37:27.:37:31.

things really hotting up in the park. Be gathered by Helen Jenkins.

:37:31.:37:39.

He wants to get away from Paula Findlay. -- big effort by Paula

:37:39.:37:45.

Helen Jenkins. Jodie Stimpson looks up, she has got to cover... Emma

:37:45.:37:51.

Moffatt really falling behind there. Along with Paula Findlay. Those two,

:37:51.:37:58.

we know Paul Findlay -- Paula Findlay we know she's having injury

:37:58.:38:04.

problems. Helen is looking good. She is looking outstanding. Without

:38:04.:38:09.

Paula Findlay been on form, it has got to beat Helen's grace. Helen

:38:09.:38:12.

and Paula have battled it out in the past two World Championship

:38:12.:38:18.

Series races. We know that Paul has been injured so a very good chance

:38:18.:38:21.

that it is Helen's day today. COMMENTATOR: They are halfway

:38:21.:38:27.

through the run. Five kilometres Dan, five kilometres to go and the

:38:27.:38:34.

leader is Helen Jenkins from Great Britain. For twice a third here in

:38:34.:38:41.

the past and an hour and 43 minutes of swimming, biking and running

:38:41.:38:45.

with five kilometres still to go. Jodie Stimpson has been dropped

:38:45.:38:55.
:38:55.:38:55.

down to around 6th position now. With a significant move being made

:38:55.:39:03.

by an your -- Anja Dittmer. We are just seeing a clear gap for the

:39:04.:39:08.

first time now. Alan Jenkins is not giving it at all and nor is Emma

:39:08.:39:12.

Jackson, she is chasing it through but the five-second gap may be up

:39:12.:39:16.

to eight seconds now. We must be closing in on around four

:39:16.:39:21.

kilometres to go but they have just drawn away from everybody else.

:39:21.:39:25.

Anja Dittmer she started relatively comfortably on the run and just

:39:25.:39:30.

beginning to break through but the first two, the leaders, really are

:39:30.:39:34.

getting a significant gap on the rest of the field. A shot over the

:39:34.:39:40.

Serpentine Bridge shows you the lead that Helen Jenkins has over

:39:40.:39:50.
:39:50.:39:52.

her next-best rival, formerly Helen Tucker. Third twice on the podium

:39:52.:40:01.

here in London but never Victoria's. Possibly today. -- never victorious.

:40:01.:40:11.
:40:11.:40:15.

Emma... Jackson beginning to lose her way. There she is with the end

:40:15.:40:18.

in sight, Helen Jenkins and the crowd beginning to show their

:40:18.:40:22.

appreciation. She has got a huge advantage now. Will it be enough to

:40:22.:40:32.
:40:32.:40:33.

see her through this final lap? She has swum solidly. Now she leads

:40:33.:40:40.

with one lap to go. Look how easy it is for Helen Jenkins with 1.5

:40:40.:40:44.

kilometres to race, she is full of running. Enjoying this moment now.

:40:44.:40:49.

She can sense success at last in Hyde Park having twice finished in

:40:49.:40:54.

third position. Today, the victory is theirs. She will look over cross

:40:54.:40:58.

the like on the far side of the Serpentine from our commentary

:40:58.:41:04.

position. Going away from us but she will cross again and head back

:41:04.:41:09.

towards the blue carpet and the finishing line and fingers crossed,

:41:09.:41:13.

victory just a few minutes from now. Helen Jenkins leading the way still

:41:13.:41:17.

in Hyde Park and the battle for second and third continues.

:41:18.:41:22.

hammer went down there, didn't it? She opened the gap, Emma Jackson

:41:22.:41:27.

had gone back into the group, may be a bit of a second wind for Emma

:41:27.:41:31.

Jackson, the two Americans, Emma Snowsill fighting her way through

:41:31.:41:39.

and up now with Anja Dittmer, look at that. Helen Jenkins with about

:41:39.:41:45.

one kilometre to go. She looks so strong. Absolutely focused. Who is

:41:45.:41:55.
:41:55.:42:03.

that in second place? That is... think that is when of America Gwen.

:42:03.:42:12.

That gives her selection. The Union flags are flying proudly in Hyde

:42:12.:42:17.

Park. Helen Jenkins has run an heroic race in the park today and

:42:17.:42:27.
:42:27.:42:28.

has kicked away with fantastic timing. Jenkins will win in Hyde

:42:28.:42:32.

Park and will win comfortably. A massive margin, she has picked up

:42:32.:42:40.

her fight, she is beginning to celebrate. Jenkins cruising home

:42:40.:42:44.

now and starting to appreciate and savour the victory. Jenkins wins in

:42:45.:42:50.

Hyde Park, just over two hours, her time. What a win for her. Helen

:42:50.:42:56.

Jenkins, twice third in the pack wins today with America in second

:42:56.:43:03.

place and it is Anja Dittmer of Germany who comes in in third place.

:43:03.:43:11.

Jackson just pipping Emma Snowsill, the third Australians in 4th and

:43:11.:43:16.

5th. But from a British perspective, it is all about Helen Jenkins who

:43:16.:43:21.

has come close twice in the past but with one year to go as the

:43:21.:43:26.

Olympic countdown continues, Helen Jenkins is at the top of the table

:43:26.:43:31.

in Hyde Park. She will return as one of the favourites, fitness

:43:31.:43:38.

permitting, in 12 months from now to go for Olympic glory and gold.

:43:38.:43:43.

Helen Jenkins steps up to the highest point of the podium to

:43:43.:43:48.

accept her gold medal today. Will she be on the Olympic podium in 12

:43:48.:43:58.
:43:58.:44:38.

months from now? Picking up an A day that Helen Jenkins will never

:44:38.:44:46.

forget. And I took it really easy, trying to get rid of the cold and I

:44:46.:44:49.

wasn't sure I could pull it out today, but the crowd were fantastic.

:44:49.:44:58.

They were so good shouting for me. I was shaking for you, everyone was.

:44:58.:45:02.

Ahmad last lap, I thought I was going to blow up. I was pushing

:45:02.:45:10.

right till the end. Better are so hard. There did you think coming

:45:10.:45:15.

into today, you would have such a big lead on a lap? Her idea that if

:45:15.:45:23.

it all went my way I could when, but I felt awful on the bike -- I

:45:24.:45:33.

had an idea. The first lap of the run, I was not sure. Then I got the

:45:33.:45:37.

lead and my husband was screaming at me, just keep going. We have

:45:37.:45:43.

done training sessions together and, so I was just used to him yelling

:45:43.:45:49.

at me to go faster. It is a real, it is a huge honour, I can only

:45:49.:45:53.

credit my coaches, my team-mates have helped me out as well.

:45:54.:45:57.

wasn't sure if I still had it in me because I am not of the youngest

:45:57.:46:00.

any more but I have lots of experience, and I don't know, I

:46:00.:46:04.

just pulled it together on the day when it counted the most this year,

:46:04.:46:14.
:46:14.:46:15.

and I am just so happy. Happy with your performance today? Yes, apart

:46:15.:46:18.

from the last five killermacro, but everything else was moving in the

:46:18.:46:23.

right direction. --kilometre. what a joy impression of the

:46:23.:46:27.

course? It is phenomenal, but the spectators make this course and

:46:28.:46:33.

every year it gets better and today top it as well. I was running

:46:33.:46:36.

around Buckingham Palace, and a half of the people there were going,

:46:36.:46:46.
:46:46.:46:48.

what was going on? You we have got Javier Gomez just setting up his

:46:48.:46:53.

transition spot. In -- we have got Javier Gomez.

:46:54.:46:58.

Richard, it was great to see the British winner at Hyde Park a year

:46:58.:47:01.

before the Olympics. It you couldn't ask for a better result.

:47:01.:47:07.

That is what we wanted to see. Helen was certainly after that. But

:47:07.:47:10.

she has come third twice and now she gets the wind while but said,

:47:10.:47:19.

it is the best preparation. -- she gets the wind this time out.

:47:19.:47:23.

she is not a big fan of the course, but she showed that it suits their.

:47:23.:47:28.

She struck out there in the run and stayed there. -- suits have.

:47:28.:47:32.

said in interview she wasn't feeling well, if that is how on a

:47:32.:47:35.

bad day, I look forward to seeing how in 12 months. They she said it

:47:35.:47:40.

really had. It is always going to. It might be hurting during the race

:47:40.:47:46.

but when you crossed the line, you forget about the pain. Obviously

:47:46.:47:50.

there was something wrong but even on a bad day, she is a win a four-

:47:50.:47:55.

star she fits the qualification criteria for the Olympics. -- she

:47:55.:48:00.

is a winner. She fits the qualification criteria. They put

:48:00.:48:03.

people forward at the end of September and Helen will be one of

:48:03.:48:07.

those people. If there are no more podiums in Beijing, they may not

:48:07.:48:11.

put anyone else forward. But Helen is almost certainly going to go to

:48:11.:48:15.

the Olympics. Of but we cannot categorically say that until the

:48:15.:48:20.

end of June next year, and tear goes forward in front of the

:48:20.:48:23.

National Committee. We will have to wait until that period where there

:48:23.:48:27.

are three names for the event going forward and they are accepted.

:48:27.:48:34.

are going to be the girls getting under way of Helen next year? Paula

:48:34.:48:40.

Findlay wasn't have to fit. If we look back at the last Olympic Games,

:48:40.:48:50.

it could be anyone. If he -- Paula Findlay wasn't to fit. There wasn't

:48:50.:48:53.

a bad back but there were a couple of contenders, but if we are going

:48:53.:48:58.

to form, it could be anyone. Helen has certainly set herself up

:48:58.:49:06.

brilliantly, but the Australians, Emma Moffatt and Emma Snowsill, and

:49:06.:49:10.

a host of other athletes. So it will be interesting to see what

:49:10.:49:15.

happens, who comes out. Paula Findlay from Canada, not on form at

:49:15.:49:19.

the moment with an injury but she has so she can win. If you are

:49:19.:49:25.

Helen, how would you spend your winter so you know you are at your

:49:25.:49:30.

best? The pressure is off have. She has done all she can do to get in

:49:30.:49:37.

the team, -- off her. She will be selected, it is pretty much 99%.

:49:37.:49:40.

She is now focused on staying in the best shape that she can, the

:49:40.:49:46.

best shape she can for the next 12 months. I spoke to her husband and

:49:46.:49:50.

his words were that she is bullet proof in the gym. So she is in

:49:51.:49:54.

their everyday, looking after that body and keeping all of the muscles

:49:54.:49:59.

working, -- there. That will reduce the chances of injury and she will

:49:59.:50:02.

work harder this winter and going to the Olympic year in the best

:50:02.:50:06.

shape. There are the other British girls who could get an Olympic

:50:06.:50:15.

sport? We are looking at Jodie Stimpson, she is on the way up. She

:50:15.:50:19.

ran a race a week ago, Olympic distance, she won that race and she

:50:19.:50:24.

has backed it up with 14th on the Olympic course. She is really

:50:24.:50:29.

stating her case. But to be honest, the criteria as such, she needs to

:50:29.:50:33.

get on the podium. That is the case for all of the goals. They have to

:50:33.:50:39.

get on the podium at the World Championship race. That will put

:50:39.:50:45.

them in contention. If a British win has but -- inspired you to get

:50:45.:50:49.

into the water, here is how you can get involved.

:50:49.:50:59.
:50:59.:51:06.

Kerman. The big splash, everyone is doing good. To find out more, busy

:51:06.:51:14.

at the BBC website. It is not every day you see George Alagiah in

:51:14.:51:16.

goggles, and not every day that world champions and gold medal

:51:17.:51:20.

hopes have to sit opposite their main rivals get the breakfast table,

:51:20.:51:25.

but that is beat Beal at the Brownlee home. The last time we saw

:51:25.:51:32.

them here, we witnessed a very different story. Johne was

:51:32.:51:36.

sprinting have out of the shadow of his brother, and Alastair falling

:51:36.:51:46.
:51:46.:51:46.

away. They have spent the last winter taking stock.

:51:46.:51:51.

Javier Gomez wins the London triathlon. Jonathan Brownlee has

:51:51.:51:54.

come past his brother do takes second. What has happened to

:51:54.:52:02.

Alistair Brownlee? I had no memory until I woke up on the bed. Of I

:52:02.:52:07.

had no -- a shocking day. Terrible side, Alistair Brownlee gave it

:52:07.:52:11.

absolutely everything and more. Just a bit wary now, because I know

:52:11.:52:16.

you can be as fit as you can be and a tiny thing goes wrong on the day

:52:16.:52:23.

and it has massive consequences. The brothers preparations began in

:52:23.:52:28.

November, heading to Lanzarote. It may have been a sunbathing weather,

:52:28.:52:33.

but there was little time for preparation and rest. It is quite

:52:33.:52:42.

windy, it doesn't feel heart. It feels nice. -- hot. One of the best

:52:42.:52:46.

things about being here is it doesn't get dark before 4pm. It is

:52:46.:52:52.

nice having a bit more daylight. But by the new year, there was no

:52:52.:52:57.

escaping the British climate. have got to learn to adapt to the

:52:57.:53:00.

conditions. You get the training in Bucher don't worry about making it

:53:01.:53:04.

too hard for yourself, it is counter-productive -- but you don't

:53:04.:53:10.

worry. A persistent ankle injury was hampering his training and

:53:10.:53:14.

affecting his mental preparation. It is do not knowing that is the

:53:14.:53:18.

worst part, you don't know what the injury is. Once you know what it is

:53:18.:53:24.

and how to Hewitt, it is getting all right. Alistair Brownlee was

:53:24.:53:27.

still the man to beat but it was clear his brother was a quiet be

:53:27.:53:32.

confident of a strong year to come. He was the world champion in 2009,

:53:32.:53:38.

he keeps on improving but I have to believe I can beat him. Belief can

:53:39.:53:43.

take you long way. At the opening World Championship Series event in

:53:43.:53:49.

Sydney, Jonathan had a very good day. Unlike his brother. In the

:53:49.:53:54.

race, everything seemed to go wrong. I punctured at the end of the bike.

:53:54.:53:58.

I got around the run and I fell over and I thought, can anything

:53:58.:54:04.

else go wrong? Jonathan came in second in Sydney behind reigning

:54:04.:54:10.

world champion Javier Gomez. It would be the Template for his year.

:54:10.:54:17.

Sydney was absolutely shocking. After that, it picked up of. I one

:54:17.:54:27.
:54:27.:54:27.

in Madrid and Jonathan was second. -- I won. Alistair Brownlee will

:54:27.:54:33.

take victory for the second time here in his career. I seem to

:54:33.:54:39.

always be second. At I will start their World Series, I have gone up

:54:39.:54:44.

to number 55, and that I would say goodbye to him and say I will see

:54:44.:54:47.

you down the line, but now I am getting used to be rain to bid

:54:47.:54:52.

higher. I am really pleased with my season so far -- to be in the ranks

:54:52.:54:56.

for a bit higher. Spain was the backdrop for the European

:54:56.:54:59.

Championships. It would be the final chance for the brothers to

:54:59.:55:04.

assess their form before London. And it was good. Despite a puncture,

:55:04.:55:08.

Alistair Brownlee dragged himself back into contention thanks to some

:55:08.:55:14.

Tour de France style orders and some brotherly love. Another family

:55:14.:55:22.

one, two, with Javier Gomez way After their Spanish adventure, it

:55:23.:55:27.

was time to sample the restoring air of the Swiss Alps. It is a

:55:27.:55:30.

really nice place to train at this time of year. It is altitude as

:55:30.:55:35.

well, which is important. It hopefully get she that bit fitter.

:55:35.:55:40.

But the training camp was hopefully at -- as much about attitude as

:55:40.:55:44.

altitude. With the chances of Olympic qualification grown nearer,

:55:44.:55:48.

this was a time to reflect and focus on what would be needed for a

:55:48.:55:53.

year a head. Every race we have done since Sydney was break

:55:53.:55:57.

complete success, so I think we are learning more and more about how to

:55:57.:56:00.

train and how to recover and get ready for races. It is something we

:56:00.:56:04.

have both got a lot better at. Preparing for races and being at

:56:04.:56:10.

your best on race day. Alistair Brownlee has such a

:56:10.:56:14.

fantastic record in the series so far. He has won nine out of the 12

:56:14.:56:19.

races he has competed in. It is amazing, an outstanding record. The

:56:19.:56:23.

other athletes are looking at him. He has had a couple of hiccups, one

:56:23.:56:29.

of them being here last year when a stomach upset caused him to fade in

:56:29.:56:33.

the last kilometre of the race. But he is a force to be reckoned with.

:56:33.:56:38.

And there isn't just one of them, there is two of them, and that is

:56:38.:56:42.

the scariest thing for the rest of the world. You are taking on one

:56:42.:56:47.

and then another pops up. John of them came second here last year, it

:56:47.:56:52.

feels like he is coming into his own -- Jonathan. It is because they

:56:52.:56:56.

train together, and that is unique in triathlon. I can't think of any

:56:56.:57:00.

other siblings that have worked it together quite like this. They feed

:57:00.:57:06.

off each other. Rather than being a hindrance, it is a help of. They

:57:06.:57:09.

are almost communicating telepathic Kate. They know what the other is

:57:09.:57:19.

doing. -- Papa thickly. We saw it at the European Championships.

:57:19.:57:24.

then Alastair went and beat Jonathan into first place! They

:57:24.:57:28.

probably sat and greed that once they got to the bike ride, it is a

:57:28.:57:33.

free for all -- agreed. I think what we will see other the next

:57:33.:57:36.

year's is Alistair Brownlee dominating but Jonathan coming up

:57:36.:57:42.

to him. Bash over the next year's. We could have a great scenario for

:57:42.:57:46.

the British team where both of them are going head to head. It is the

:57:46.:57:50.

unique dynamic but you think that Jonathan is almost sacrificing

:57:50.:57:54.

himself to help his brother? You think he will start winning on his

:57:54.:58:00.

own? They are going to look to help each other. Alistair Brownlee will

:58:00.:58:05.

help Jonathan Brownlee and vice versa. When a third British person

:58:05.:58:10.

gets into the men's team, I think they will work as a team naturally.

:58:10.:58:14.

They are so close that the next member of the team will just have

:58:14.:58:19.

to gel and work with that. Britain has such a strong field in the

:58:19.:58:24.

men's triathlon. Why has Team GB failed to convert the success in

:58:24.:58:27.

the World Championships in to the Olympic medals? There is a

:58:27.:58:30.

statistic out there that Great Britain are one of the strongest if

:58:30.:58:34.

not the strongest a major go back to World Championships, at any

:58:34.:58:39.

distance or any age group within this sport. We haven't converted

:58:39.:58:43.

that to it at a Olympic medal yet. The elusive Olympic medal. It is

:58:43.:58:52.

not something that you can easily prepare for. We had a great result,

:58:52.:58:57.

the finishing 6th, but it has never gone to form, apart from that one

:58:57.:59:01.

Emma Snowsill victory. The other medal seemed to have come from

:59:01.:59:04.

nowhere and you are not quite sure what is going to happen. That is

:59:04.:59:09.

the thing about the Olympics. Hopefully this time, it will be the

:59:09.:59:12.

exception proving the rule, but the Brownlee brothers getting on the

:59:12.:59:16.

podium. They are the stars of the British triathlon but they are not

:59:17.:59:20.

guaranteed success today. There are a lot of other names to watch out

:59:20.:59:30.
:59:30.:59:30.

Don Tim Don is the old man of the British team but it is too early to

:59:30.:59:36.

write off the 2006 champion. still love the sport, and I would

:59:36.:59:40.

love my daughter to come and watch me next year in 2012 and tell their

:59:40.:59:46.

grandchildren that her dad was an Olympian.

:59:46.:59:49.

Triathlon's Mr consistent over the last five years and they've

:59:49.:59:53.

reigning world champion, Javier Gomez of is the Brown the brothers

:59:53.:59:58.

strongest competition. A grinder rather than a sprinter, watching

:59:58.:00:05.

try and break the field early on. - - watch him. Everybody is motivated,

:00:05.:00:09.

all of the athletes are trying to do their best here. It is going to

:00:09.:00:13.

be an interesting race. The it has been a breakthrough here

:00:14.:00:18.

for Great Britain's William Clarke. He secured his first world senior

:00:18.:00:25.

series podium place in Hamburg. have got probably the hardest team

:00:25.:00:29.

in the world to qualify, so I am trying to try my hardest and try

:00:29.:00:34.

and get prepared enough and will hopefully produce a good

:00:34.:00:40.

performance. The German was a surprise when at

:00:40.:00:50.
:00:50.:00:52.

the Beijing Games but he is no one- My motivation is unparalleled and I

:00:53.:00:58.

think that is my biggest advantage. SONALI SHAH: And make it about five

:00:58.:01:02.

minutes to go until the race. We have seen will Clarke and the

:01:02.:01:06.

Brownlee brothers make their way down the transition area to go on

:01:06.:01:10.

to the pontoon for the start of the race, what will be going through

:01:10.:01:14.

their heads? They are focused solely on what they are doing. A

:01:14.:01:18.

massive cheer went up for both will Clarke and the Brownlee brothers.

:01:18.:01:25.

If that was this year, what will it be like next year?! We have got 10

:01:25.:01:29.

dom walking down, he looks pensive, he wants to race faster -- we have

:01:29.:01:36.

got Tim Don coming down. They have been into the warm-up already so

:01:36.:01:38.

they have had the visualisation process going in and some of the

:01:38.:01:47.

athletes will be getting a bit cold so they put these jackets on. This

:01:47.:01:51.

guy from Germany coming down, he is not called at all. This is not a

:01:51.:01:57.

wet suits when so they are just in their triathlon suit. That can

:01:57.:02:02.

affect athletes in certain ways. Strong swimmers prefer the no wet

:02:02.:02:12.
:02:12.:02:12.

suit swim. The Brownlee brothers, will Clarke and Stuart Hayes all

:02:13.:02:16.

prefer that. They earlier we saw the transition spots getting ready,

:02:16.:02:22.

how important is that part of the race? I have heard that described

:02:22.:02:26.

as the 4th race. He get, the four of discipline. It has got to be

:02:26.:02:34.

slick. -- the 4th discipline. You will see less than a second

:02:34.:02:38.

separating the fastest and slowest among the athletes, but you can

:02:38.:02:43.

lose the race in transition. You got to make sure that as you, in

:02:43.:02:47.

from this one on to the bike, super-fast on to the back. And then

:02:47.:02:51.

on to the run, the trainers: Quickly and you are plough back in

:02:51.:02:59.

contention. -- the trainers, on quickly. It is it highly detailed,

:02:59.:03:03.

the transition was back yes, that should the night before the race,

:03:03.:03:07.

they use elastic laces on their trainers and will be sliding them

:03:07.:03:13.

on and off. They will have a routine for left or right foot

:03:13.:03:21.

first. Just go for it, somebody else might be right and then left

:03:21.:03:24.

thought, some other athletes might be the other way round. If they get

:03:25.:03:28.

that done correctly, they have got a good chance on to the run. What

:03:28.:03:33.

will be going through their minds now? Probably just this one at the

:03:33.:03:37.

moment. Not about the whole race? don't think so, they may be running

:03:37.:03:42.

through that quickly but really, the start of the swim is so

:03:42.:03:47.

important. At first minute, minute and a half when everybody on the

:03:47.:03:54.

track starts to fast, and when I am coaching, I say don't start fast,

:03:54.:04:03.

but at the level we are at here, they have to start fast. And then

:04:03.:04:08.

later in the race they can begin to get their breath back, they haven't

:04:08.:04:13.

got to get a good position to take it by the scruff of the net. As we

:04:13.:04:19.

mentioned earlier, this is one of the seven races in the ITU series,

:04:19.:04:23.

and as it stands no, they don't necessarily reflect he will

:04:23.:04:26.

necessarily win after the Beijing Grand Final next month. That is

:04:26.:04:29.

because athletes are quite strategic about which raised they

:04:29.:04:34.

choose to take part in. As it stands, Javier Gomez won here last

:04:34.:04:38.

year is the leader of the pack but has not been up to usual high

:04:38.:04:48.
:04:48.:04:49.

standards lately. Consistency has paid off for Wiliam Clarke and the

:04:49.:04:55.

Brownlees sticking together in 7th and 8. We handed to our commentary

:04:55.:05:05.
:05:05.:05:11.

downpour of rain happened earlier and above us, there are clouds

:05:11.:05:14.

which may provide some precipitation as the race unfolds.

:05:14.:05:22.

But the elite men are lined up on the pontoon ready to dive into the

:05:22.:05:27.

Serpentine for a 1.5 kilometre swim followed by a 40 kilometre bike

:05:27.:05:33.

ride and 10 kilometres run to round things off. The Brownlee brothers

:05:33.:05:42.

at the extreme right of the pontoon. They are getting set, silver of

:05:42.:05:49.

Portugal as well. 7 and 8 worn by the Brownlee brothers, eight for

:05:49.:05:59.
:05:59.:06:09.

Jonathan, seven for Alistair athletes. This is the elite race of

:06:09.:06:15.

the day. The crowd is ready and the helicopter up above. Now they step

:06:15.:06:22.

forward and the way they go. Racing in the Serpentine, 1.5 kilometres

:06:22.:06:26.

in the water, not as warm as yesterday but still no need for wet

:06:26.:06:31.

suits and they are scrambling for positions early on. Time to say

:06:31.:06:36.

good afternoon to Steve Trew. afternoon, a fascinating race and

:06:36.:06:40.

the women's grace was absolutely tremendous. What a fantastic

:06:40.:06:43.

victory by Helen Jenkins but the men I think will be just as

:06:43.:06:48.

exciting. I wonder if you will see the same tactics. We had a fairly

:06:48.:06:53.

slow laid-back bike yesterday, I think with the men we may be seen

:06:53.:06:58.

attack after attack after attack. I am told there are 112 turns on the

:06:58.:07:04.

bike course and with that, that is pretty exceptional. Interesting to

:07:04.:07:08.

see where Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan put themselves in the swim,

:07:08.:07:13.

they will want clean water and also interesting that we had Simon

:07:13.:07:18.

Whitfield, the Olympic champion and Chris McCormick getting on to the

:07:18.:07:22.

pontoon relatively late because their current rankings at world

:07:23.:07:32.
:07:33.:07:38.

level may be at a bit of a France at the front. We have seen

:07:38.:07:42.

him in the past that he could lead swimmers out of the water but

:07:42.:07:47.

falling away as they get on to the bike. This is a look back at the

:07:47.:07:56.

start, clean start for both of the Brownlee brothers. The way they go

:07:56.:08:02.

into clean water, looking for clear water at every opportunity. It is a

:08:02.:08:05.

different course in the Serpentine this year. In the past, they have

:08:05.:08:11.

come out of the water after 750 metres and dive back in. The

:08:11.:08:15.

Olympic specifications don't allow for that so this year, as it is an

:08:15.:08:19.

Olympic test event, they will stay in the water and swim in this

:08:19.:08:24.

direction and come back and swim past the pontoon towards the

:08:24.:08:29.

eastern end of the Serpentine before returning and exiting via

:08:29.:08:38.

the carpeted steps running towards their bikes. Bent and -- then

:08:38.:08:44.

another new element is towards Park Lane, through the Wellington Arch

:08:44.:08:47.

and down Constitution Hill all are barely a hill there, past

:08:47.:08:51.

Buckingham Palace, round the Victoria Memorial and back up

:08:51.:08:55.

towards the park. A few dark clouds around. We had a burst of rain a

:08:55.:09:01.

while ago, the forecast has suggested that we may get more. The

:09:01.:09:05.

arrowhead with the leading swimmers cutting through the clean water and

:09:05.:09:10.

the others jostling for position, where they need to avoid elbows and

:09:10.:09:18.

arms at the forthcoming term. Raphael leading there and I was

:09:18.:09:21.

expecting the Russians to get out on the lead and that is quite

:09:21.:09:28.

surprising. We have talked a little bit about team tactics before.

:09:28.:09:37.

Possibly wondering whether to bring in David Hauss, we are also looking

:09:37.:09:43.

at another of the German athletes, he did not make the German team for

:09:43.:09:53.
:09:53.:09:54.

the Olympic Games last time that he onto the Serpentine with the crowds

:09:54.:10:02.

four deep there. This is the first term. Raphael is the first through,

:10:02.:10:06.

and brings get a bit interesting behind him. It is carnage out there

:10:06.:10:11.

sometimes, it can be really painful. Swimming goggles can be lost and it

:10:11.:10:16.

can be a kick in painful parts, a real Scrabble which we have seen in

:10:16.:10:19.

the past, some of the elite athletes have been fished out of

:10:19.:10:25.

the water by the men in kayaks. It can be very dangerous sometimes.

:10:25.:10:30.

Interesting watching this one has come past. Past the first turning

:10:30.:10:34.

point and Alistair Brownlee was not in the top 10, you can see how

:10:34.:10:39.

difficult it is as they go past the third point and I was fascinated to

:10:39.:10:44.

see how the Brownlee brothers chose their starting position. They had a

:10:44.:10:48.

good choice and they chose to go way over on the right hand side.

:10:48.:10:55.

Maybe they were looking for clear water but coming round at first

:10:55.:11:05.

floating point, they have got a lot of work to do. Us the Serpentine

:11:05.:11:11.

was designed to look natural and you can see it copied in certain

:11:11.:11:17.

parts of the country. The Olympic champion in 2008 following a

:11:17.:11:24.

dramatic sprint finish. Falling Simon would feel, who was the

:11:25.:11:28.

inaugural Olympic champion. The man who took the medal in between,

:11:28.:11:33.

Hamish Carter, has since retired. We have got two of the three

:11:33.:11:38.

Olympic champions therefore in the history of sport racing today.

:11:38.:11:45.

German had a great season but fell away on that and is looking

:11:45.:11:55.
:11:55.:12:02.

in this when -- marker. Confirmation yet to be received of

:12:02.:12:12.
:12:12.:12:13.

where the Brownlees are. The German up early on in the swim.

:12:13.:12:16.

Olympic champion, the German, looking at his form through the

:12:16.:12:20.

water. Finding himself out in front. Keen to establish the form he has

:12:20.:12:24.

shown in Beijing when he took the gold medal. Fast through the water

:12:24.:12:30.

here. The wind that was travelling the group earlier on as they made

:12:30.:12:34.

their way through the Serpentine has eased off and it is quite calm

:12:34.:12:38.

now. Still a breeze but nowhere near as stiff as it was at around

:12:38.:12:43.

8:30am this morning. A very, very big spread on this one already. Not

:12:43.:12:48.

even halfway and that is an elite men's field which has really

:12:48.:12:52.

stretched and stretched. That has to be because of the hard work

:12:52.:12:59.

being done at the front of the pack by Raphael and the German. As we

:12:59.:13:03.

said, still waiting to see you confirmation of where the Brownlees

:13:03.:13:09.

were. Alistair Brownlee may have been back in 15th place, but that

:13:09.:13:13.

is not that important early on, but what is important, particularly as

:13:13.:13:19.

we come towards the end of this one, into transition and how they

:13:19.:13:24.

approach that. If they manage to get away well on the bike, as we

:13:24.:13:29.

saw with Kerry Lang making attack after attack, that could have an

:13:29.:13:39.

input on the end of the race. Eustace, another of the talented

:13:39.:13:43.

German and Sven Riederer as well wearing four. Their real scramble.

:13:43.:13:49.

These people yet to find freedom in the water. Loss of physical contact

:13:49.:13:53.

going on as they come past the Serpentine Lido, that is open to

:13:53.:14:01.

members every day of the year. -- lots of physical contact. I think

:14:01.:14:06.

we had our first quick glimpse of Jonathan Brownlee, up challenging

:14:06.:14:09.

in the lead group. Not right up at the front but beginning to make his

:14:09.:14:14.

mark. If Jonathan Brownlee is there, then Alistair Brownlee will not be

:14:14.:14:21.

the blue carpeted pontoon where everything began a few moments ago.

:14:21.:14:25.

They swim up towards the eastern side of the lake before turning

:14:25.:14:32.

back and having for the exit steps. The kayaks and Pavel bought there

:14:32.:14:42.
:14:42.:14:44.

keeping a close eye on things -- particularly dangerous but also if

:14:44.:14:50.

they are riding around on the bikes when it is wet. And also when

:14:50.:14:53.

Alistair Brownlee fell in an earlier section of the race earlier

:14:53.:14:57.

this year, it can have an effect. Also when it has been dry, you

:14:57.:15:02.

might get a bit of grease and dirt on the road and then it can be very

:15:02.:15:07.

difficult underfoot particularly on the terms. The German still at the

:15:07.:15:12.

front, as well as Raphael, a huge stretch still going on and and er

:15:12.:15:15.

the athletes will be so pleased that the majority of them that it

:15:15.:15:25.
:15:25.:15:29.

is a no wet suits when. -- a no wet suit swim. Hauss is third in the

:15:29.:15:33.

overall standings. He is engaged to Melanie Anaheim of Switzerland who

:15:34.:15:39.

raced in the women's competition. A solid if not spectacular season,

:15:39.:15:46.

David Hauss, the Frenchman. 29 coming through and that is Ivan of

:15:46.:15:53.

Russia. A handful of very talented Russians in the race, always a

:15:53.:15:57.

threat and lookout in particular for the two brothers, the poorly

:15:57.:16:04.

and the brothers. Dmitri who is 24 and his brother Igor. Those

:16:04.:16:08.

brothers will work together a bit like the Brownlee brothers when

:16:08.:16:13.

they get out of the water and onto the road. Such a depth of swimming

:16:13.:16:17.

in the Russians generally, they have made the mark of the couple of

:16:17.:16:27.
:16:27.:16:29.

staying to each other, some of these leading guys. There will be

:16:29.:16:33.

some bruises and black guys, I am sure of it, because they normally

:16:33.:16:38.

spread a little further than this. We looked down on the Parker, 350

:16:38.:16:47.

acres, open from 5am until midnight all year -- the park. Henry VIII

:16:47.:16:52.

sees it from the monks of Westminster Abbey in 1536 and

:16:52.:17:02.
:17:02.:17:03.

decided to turn it into his own moment are the ones in the middle

:17:03.:17:13.
:17:13.:17:23.

of the pack who are looking to come initial sprint away that Richard

:17:23.:17:27.

Stannard referred to, some of them not going off too fast and just

:17:27.:17:31.

conserving their energy. Alistair Brownlee, the first real side of

:17:31.:17:36.

him, he is up there and at amongst the leading pack -- side of him. We

:17:36.:17:41.

knew he was with Jonathan Brownlee, so let's hope we have got both of

:17:41.:17:46.

them up there. We are waiting for a glimpse of William Clarke and Tim

:17:46.:17:50.

Don. William is in great form at the moment. Second in the standings

:17:50.:17:55.

at the moment, the 26-year-old from Cambridge. He recently took some

:17:55.:18:01.

warm-weather training in Lanzarote. He had his first podium in Hamburg

:18:01.:18:05.

at the last world championship series. Coached by a former

:18:05.:18:10.

Olympian. And there is the world championship standings leader,

:18:10.:18:16.

Javier Gomez of Spain. 2010 world championship leader, and a winner

:18:16.:18:20.

already this year in Sydney. Very much the man to beat. The defending

:18:20.:18:27.

champion here in Hyde Park. Gomez is up with that leading section now,

:18:27.:18:33.

looking over every time he breeds to the left, watching false start -

:18:33.:18:40.

- his breathing. We must be about two-thirds of they way through the

:18:40.:18:44.

swim. It is almost sprinting at the moment, a lot of almost clear water

:18:44.:18:49.

with people finding it difficult to find a good grip with their feet.

:18:49.:18:53.

Really, because of the speed to swimmers are leading with at the

:18:53.:19:01.

front. One of my interests her is Chris McCormack. World champion

:19:01.:19:06.

back in 1997, he contentiously didn't make the Olympic team for

:19:06.:19:10.

Australia in 2011 years down the line, he has said, I want to go to

:19:10.:19:14.

the Olympics and has totally changed his training a, coming away

:19:14.:19:17.

from the longer distances and coming back to the Olympic

:19:17.:19:21.

distances and wants to make the selectors really take a strong

:19:21.:19:24.

interest in him for Australia and for the landed the Olympics next

:19:24.:19:32.

year. A so the swim field is really stretched. The -- for the London

:19:32.:19:41.

Olympics next year. We look down on the city. That block of four on the

:19:41.:19:45.

left is known as one Hyde Park, some of the most expensive

:19:45.:19:49.

apartments ever built. And there are still a few foresail if you are

:19:49.:19:59.

interested. -- a for sale. Just starting to rain again likely. So

:19:59.:20:03.

the expected rain showers are arriving and that could make the

:20:04.:20:09.

run, on the bike, even more interesting, slightly more

:20:09.:20:14.

dangerous on the tight corners. If you can imagine there are more than

:20:14.:20:18.

100 to negotiate. The rain continues to fall, things will get

:20:18.:20:27.

slippery and dangerous underfoot and under we'll. -- wheels. The

:20:27.:20:30.

triathletes will start to think about the exit from the Serpentine,

:20:30.:20:34.

the climb up the steps and the entrance into transition. Just over

:20:34.:20:40.

300 metres to swim. They will start to consider how quickly and

:20:40.:20:46.

efficiently they can make the change from the water to the two

:20:46.:20:51.

wheels. It is fairly well spread now. There are 67 starter's command

:20:51.:20:58.

we will see a group of 25 plus coming out of the water -- there

:20:58.:21:06.

are 67 starters,. The bikes are all ready to go, with front wheel

:21:06.:21:14.

spacing out, as Richard Stannard mentioned. -- facing out. The entry

:21:14.:21:18.

and the exit of transition is often described as the 4th element of

:21:18.:21:24.

triathlon. I think so particularly today because the speed at the

:21:24.:21:29.

front of the swimmers, I guess we will see them out 18-30, so

:21:29.:21:33.

significantly faster than we saw the women factor -- barely a. But

:21:33.:21:38.

that spread of the swim, I would say that we have done absolutely

:21:38.:21:43.

huge spread, at over 90 seconds going right the way through. That

:21:43.:21:48.

is going to be very difficult to catch up. We do we been out here,

:21:48.:21:55.

we did see the second patch -- pack catching v -- with the women's a

:21:55.:21:59.

area, we did see the second pack catching the first one. The

:21:59.:22:04.

Australians, the English, the United States are America, or using

:22:04.:22:07.

this as an Olympic qualifying and they want to grab those slots the

:22:07.:22:12.

their country, and there will be a lot of hard work at the front today.

:22:12.:22:18.

The Serpentine itself is 28 acres, at maximum depth of 48 feet. It is

:22:18.:22:23.

only the eastern half that is known of the Serpentine. The other half

:22:23.:22:28.

stretches into Kensington Gardens and is known as the Long Water.

:22:28.:22:38.
:22:38.:22:39.

Approaching the end job stage one. -- of stage one. Bennett is 40 km -

:22:39.:22:49.
:22:49.:22:51.

- but then it is 40 km on the bikes. Then they will return for four laps

:22:51.:23:01.
:23:01.:23:05.

on a for it, four of them at 2.5 km. Bash on foot of. Very tight at the

:23:05.:23:11.

front. At the athlete's minds already focused on transition. They

:23:11.:23:16.

are looking to get clean spaces, they run towards the bikes. A

:23:17.:23:24.

minute, maybe just a few seconds to go, heads will be going up, the

:23:24.:23:29.

right turn round, looking to go in there. We have seen a gap already,

:23:29.:23:35.

as you said, around 25 or 30 swimmers, possibly a few more, but

:23:35.:23:39.

working hard. It is a fall on race today, it is going to be absolutely

:23:39.:23:45.

head to head -- full-on. If a break tries to go, I am sure there will

:23:45.:23:51.

be a cover, and there will be break at the break after a break.

:23:51.:23:54.

thoughts turn to transition, to make it as smooth and as clean as

:23:54.:24:00.

quick as possible. Clean water out in front. There is the target,

:24:00.:24:03.

those two blue pontoons on the right and at the blue carpet with

:24:03.:24:09.

the steps. 17 minutes and 55 seconds, as they approached the

:24:09.:24:18.

steps. The exit coming fast. Everything should be registered on

:24:19.:24:24.

the computer as they go past. It is Gomes out first. Followed by

:24:24.:24:33.

Frodeno. Alistair is the first of the brothers. Both of the Brownlee

:24:34.:24:40.

brothers out in the top 10 as they sprint towards the transition. We

:24:40.:24:46.

will join up Richard Stannard and Sonali Shar.

:24:46.:24:51.

I think they were going out in 6th and 7th? They went through a

:24:51.:24:54.

transition very quickly. It looked as though in this when they were

:24:54.:24:59.

playing a bit of chess, they were happy to be where they were. -- In

:24:59.:25:04.

the swim. But they want to make the front pack now and consolidate or

:25:04.:25:07.

attack. You can never tell with these brothers, they have plans

:25:07.:25:12.

that no one can think of. So you work that impressed with their

:25:12.:25:16.

swim? It looked as though the whole group was a truly committing to

:25:16.:25:21.

this when. That was certainly fast, it was not slows willing, but

:25:21.:25:25.

nobody was really Committee -- it was not slow was winning. That is

:25:25.:25:32.

why we have not seen the fireworks again. Bentley very much, Matt and

:25:32.:25:36.

Stephen, back to you -- thank you very much.

:25:36.:25:44.

MATT CHILTON:. And we will expect this to form into one medium group

:25:44.:25:51.

up around 20, 25. There were a lot of races within 30 seconds of each

:25:51.:25:57.

other. And now the cat-and-mouse begins under section that takes

:25:57.:26:02.

them a long West Carriage Drive and out towards Hyde Park Corner, way

:26:03.:26:05.

they will exit the park for the first time and out into the streets

:26:05.:26:10.

of London -- where. Down Constitution Hill as we pick up one

:26:10.:26:17.

or two of the stragglers. And the last bike is just being collected.

:26:17.:26:25.

It is Jonathan Zipf of Germany. He is on his way. Also picking up with

:26:25.:26:32.

Chris McCormack, coming out there. The back on the Brits, Alistair and

:26:32.:26:39.

Jonathan way up there on this Wem. -- this win. Stuart pay is doing

:26:39.:26:48.

extremely well. Tim a don at just 20 seconds then -- Tim Don.

:26:48.:26:53.

Alistair Brownlee heads it out and Gomez following. Just to

:26:53.:26:58.

shepherding him back on the bike. Along comes Jonathan, with Alistair

:26:58.:27:01.

saying let's get up there and Let's see if we can make this from the

:27:01.:27:10.

front. We have Brownlee and Brownlee, 1 and 2. Gomez is trying

:27:10.:27:15.

to shadow every move. I think that is Chris Ken Ball from New Zealand

:27:15.:27:25.
:27:25.:27:25.

who had a tremendous win. -- get Olympic Games. He has been around

:27:25.:27:30.

for a long time. It is the Olympic Games the tree focuses the mind.

:27:30.:27:38.

Let's have a quick check on that. - - that of really focuses. A lot of

:27:38.:27:43.

work being done added by the Brownlee brothers. Jonathan is the

:27:43.:27:53.

younger one false start Alistair is the older bash at the younger one.

:27:53.:27:57.

-- Jonathan is the younger one, Alistair is the older won by two

:27:57.:28:04.

years. There is the Olympic champion coming into transition.

:28:04.:28:10.

Gomez, the number one Spaniard, Swiss-born, left Switzerland at the

:28:11.:28:14.

age of three, born to Spanish parents. One of the top triathletes

:28:14.:28:24.
:28:24.:28:36.

of that of Bass last 10 years. -- cut across the roundabout, which

:28:36.:28:40.

you normally drive past if you are making your way past this part of

:28:40.:28:44.

London and they will go under Wellington Arch. Also known as

:28:44.:28:49.

constitution Arch or Green Park arch, that was its original name.

:28:49.:28:54.

Wellington Arch and Marble Arch, to the north of the park, were plan

:28:54.:28:58.

did 1825 by George the 4th to commemorate British victories in

:28:58.:29:06.

the Napoleonic wars. The Wellington Arch named after the first Duke of

:29:06.:29:11.

Wellington, the premier Duke of Wellington who commanded the Allied

:29:11.:29:16.

Army when they defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

:29:16.:29:21.

have a real race on here, a group of 18-20 who have managed to get

:29:21.:29:25.

away from the chasers. We can see that they are working together as a

:29:25.:29:31.

team. They are coming together and working, and not slowing down

:29:31.:29:36.

whatsoever. Allerston tells Jonathan to keep pushing. --

:29:36.:29:41.

Alistair. But a huge gap at the moment, seven or eight seconds, --

:29:41.:29:48.

not a huge gap. But it could be significant. We saw the group get

:29:48.:29:52.

away with the women yesterday, there wasn't any closure at all

:29:52.:29:55.

until the last lap and it looks as though the men have decided that is

:29:55.:29:58.

not the way this race is going to go and they are going to be working

:29:58.:30:04.

from the front, right the way through. I Kent 22 in that first

:30:04.:30:09.

group and a similar number -- I count. And a similar number in the

:30:10.:30:16.

chase pack. They come down towards the Victoria Memorial in front of

:30:16.:30:21.

Buckingham Palace. One of the things we can see, we know they are

:30:21.:30:26.

going at speed, where they are almost in a single line. Rather

:30:26.:30:30.

than getting a very widespread, but the group just bunching up as the

:30:30.:30:38.

speed slows down. Number 37 leading them through. Second place is

:30:38.:30:43.

Jonathan Brownlee. Alistair Brownlee is right behind him.

:30:43.:30:50.

Raphael of France, one of the top swimmers, next. William Clarke,

:30:50.:31:00.

number two. Fabien of Italy is up there as well. Number five, of

:31:00.:31:06.

Russia. And No. 7, Alistair Brownlee. There is a modicum of the

:31:06.:31:09.

climb here as they regroup on Constitution Hill, but it is barely

:31:09.:31:19.
:31:19.:31:28.

that distance between the first and second, never far from France and

:31:28.:31:33.

the Irish athlete as well. If the athletes keep working in front as

:31:33.:31:40.

well, it will be different to catch. We say so many times that it seems

:31:40.:31:43.

to the ground that second. Alexander Brukhankov putting

:31:43.:31:50.

himself on the line. Alistair and Jonathan keep on talking to each

:31:50.:31:54.

other. They all have been talking about what their plans are and

:31:54.:31:58.

maybe getting the assistance of some of the other athletes there,

:31:58.:32:00.

never to forget that they are looking for Olympic selection as

:32:00.:32:07.

well. A big race over the Olympic course and the hammer is really

:32:07.:32:12.

down and working in pack number one. It will the second pack catch them

:32:12.:32:22.
:32:22.:32:22.

up? Feeding back into the park now. They are glancing over their

:32:22.:32:29.

shoulders. They will go under the trees and circle the park. Seven

:32:29.:32:39.

laps in total on the bike, bringing the 40 kilometre distance up. A big

:32:39.:32:46.

exciting group with nearly all the big names in there. I worry one

:32:46.:32:54.

athlete that is missing is Will Clarke, Issie in the second group?

:32:54.:32:58.

LaurentVidal leading the chase says. Looking like a few seconds from

:32:58.:33:04.

joining that lead group. The numbers and the main peloton might

:33:04.:33:10.

double quite sure if. I think it's time gap is around 12 seconds.

:33:10.:33:14.

Still a lot of distance to cover up. A lot of talking going on in the

:33:14.:33:21.

front pack. Not just the guys talking but also the guys at the

:33:21.:33:30.

front and the back. 27 minutes of the race at the moment. It was 29

:33:30.:33:36.

minutes at for the women's race from the first lap. There are the

:33:36.:33:46.
:33:46.:33:58.

off the pace. But the good news is that Will Clarke is in the leading

:33:58.:34:02.

group. We will keep an eye on where Tim Don is. Simon Wood Hill has

:34:02.:34:07.

come through, Olympic champion in 2000 and we are still waiting for

:34:07.:34:13.

sign of Tim Don. The good news is that both of the Brownlee brothers

:34:13.:34:17.

and Will Clarke are in the leading group. We need to be looking at

:34:17.:34:21.

Stuart Hayes for Great Britain, we thought he was in the leading group

:34:21.:34:27.

but we are just getting information through but the man who does not

:34:27.:34:31.

appear to be there at the moment is Tim Don. That is the difference.

:34:31.:34:34.

That will not take long. We saw a gap of one minute and the women's

:34:35.:34:39.

grace closed down and the two packs eventually come together. The gap

:34:39.:34:44.

is just a handful of seconds here. No real pace or urgent pace at the

:34:44.:34:47.

front of the field so it will not be long before the two packs become

:34:47.:34:53.

one. Jonathan Brownlee takes his turn at the front of the field and

:34:53.:35:03.
:35:03.:35:05.

through. And a big effort on the first lap and then backing off.

:35:05.:35:15.
:35:15.:35:15.

Just a few people are able to do the majority of their work. The two

:35:15.:35:20.

lead packs combining that and we have got perhaps 45 athletes there

:35:20.:35:24.

all vying to get a good position. Early days of course on the bike

:35:24.:35:28.

ride but looking to get the good position going into the third

:35:28.:35:32.

discipline. Alistair Brownlee, 23 and educated at Bradford Grammar

:35:32.:35:35.

School and then gained a place at Cambridge to study medicine and

:35:35.:35:40.

decided to give that up and attend the University of Lydd where he did

:35:40.:35:48.

a psychology of sport degree in 2009 -- University of Leeds. He put

:35:48.:35:52.

in a big effort in Beijing but maybe spent too much energy then.

:35:53.:36:00.

He was young then, and the winner in 2009, taking pictures in Madrid,

:36:00.:36:04.

London in Hyde Park and the Gold Coast. The umbrellas are up but the

:36:04.:36:11.

spirits are not dampened yet. The front of the field sees union flags

:36:12.:36:16.

worn by Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee as well. Jonathan,

:36:16.:36:24.

the younger of the two, educated also at Bradford Grammar. Studying

:36:25.:36:31.

history at Lydd University. He did well in Lausanne, but that is

:36:31.:36:41.
:36:41.:36:43.

coming up on the BBC shortly as they are. We are not getting the

:36:43.:36:53.
:36:53.:36:53.

big move. We had never be seeming to be willing to go out and push.

:36:54.:36:58.

Maybe a bit of slowing down because of the weather conditions. Most

:36:58.:37:01.

unpleasant for spectators. Very unpleasant indeed for the cyclists

:37:01.:37:07.

out there. They have got the sunglasses on, wearing shades and

:37:07.:37:11.

they will get drops of rain on them. If they are not wearing shades, but

:37:11.:37:15.

will make it is even worse. They will get the wind and rain coming

:37:15.:37:19.

into their eyes. Making it tough out there on the bike. Making the

:37:19.:37:24.

general group psychology thinking that they should just get through

:37:24.:37:31.

it. They don't want people going out of contention. Maybe a little

:37:31.:37:36.

bit of confidence for the run later on. Under the arch of the second

:37:36.:37:42.

time. A chariot drawn by four horses, not three as I said

:37:42.:37:48.

yesterday. A relatively new addition to the arch from 1912. It

:37:48.:37:51.

symbolises the Angel Of Peace descending on the chariot of war.

:37:51.:37:58.

And apparently it is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe. They

:37:58.:38:08.

are going down Constitution Hill for the second time. Try to keep

:38:08.:38:10.

the sunglasses trouble wherever possible. The rain is coming and

:38:10.:38:16.

going. Quite intense two minutes ago but it has eased off now.

:38:16.:38:20.

Stuart Hayes we saw there, adjusting his glasses. Good news

:38:20.:38:24.

for the Brits. We thought he was in the lead pack but we are just

:38:24.:38:28.

waiting for confirmation coming through and we can confirm that now.

:38:28.:38:32.

No news still on Tim Don, but with the two packs joined together, Tim

:38:32.:38:39.

Don will have been in the regroup. Five British athletes in there. We

:38:39.:38:49.
:38:49.:38:55.

have not seen Alastair or and Jonathan Brownlee go towards the

:38:55.:39:04.

back of the front group. Kris Gemmell we caught earlier on, we

:39:04.:39:08.

will see if anyone is willing to go with him at the front. His team-

:39:08.:39:14.

mate at 37, another New Zealander, and the I love London signed on

:39:14.:39:19.

that umbrella. It does make a fantastic backdrop for this

:39:19.:39:29.
:39:29.:39:36.

Well into their second lap of seven now. 37 has been joined by seven,

:39:36.:39:41.

37 is James L Murray, he has made a bit of a break and has been joined

:39:41.:39:45.

by Alistair Brownlee on his side. These two are putting pace into the

:39:45.:39:49.

front of the field. That looks to be significant because Alastair is

:39:49.:39:56.

looking behind, he is worried about whether it will be Jonathan

:39:56.:40:02.

bringing the chase. The New Zealand are getting out of the saddle.

:40:03.:40:08.

Doing his bit of work now. Will we be seeing a reaction from the first

:40:08.:40:15.

group? Second group closing very quickly. You can see how damp it is

:40:15.:40:21.

now with the rain getting on to our camera lens. That is at the back of

:40:21.:40:25.

the second group. We are approaching 50 races. The New

:40:25.:40:32.

Zealand are closely shadowed by Alistair Brownlee who is about to

:40:32.:40:36.

be joined by a Alexander Brukhankov of Russia. The Russian has made it

:40:36.:40:39.

3 at the front. And these are watching them go off into the

:40:39.:40:46.

distance. Will they respond and when? Well, well, well, we have a

:40:46.:40:49.

group of three going away. Interesting that Alistair Brownlee

:40:49.:40:53.

going away, and Jonathan Brownlee has not attempted to bridge the gap.

:40:53.:41:01.

At the start wandering when you talk about team tactics, you are

:41:01.:41:05.

wondering if the message get out, whether they hold out and wait and

:41:05.:41:11.

see. And also criteria for selection is getting on the podium

:41:11.:41:19.

here and the other race that is significant which is Beijing. Maybe

:41:19.:41:26.

Jonathan Brownlee is putting his place at a bit of risk. With the

:41:26.:41:29.

big man and Alexander Brukhankov working hard at the front, you do

:41:29.:41:34.

seem to have a bit of time now between those three and the big

:41:34.:41:39.

pack. I make it about 10 seconds. That is the early gap and there's

:41:39.:41:44.

Tim Don, in for position leading the chases through. Not the best

:41:44.:41:49.

swimmer so always taking a bit of time to get involved but he now

:41:49.:41:59.
:41:59.:41:59.

will get encouraged. Now we see the sun come out and we always see Tim

:41:59.:42:04.

Don encouraging his competitors around to take their turn to put in

:42:05.:42:10.

the work and he will be say that they cannot afford to let that trio,

:42:10.:42:16.

the New Zealand athletes, Alexander Brukhankov and Brownlee get away.

:42:16.:42:22.

Tim Don is such a good athlete. He is not too happy and confident at

:42:22.:42:31.

the moment, we have seen that earlier this year and in a one off

:42:31.:42:35.

race, he is still putting a lot back. For five laps to go with a

:42:36.:42:41.

threatening dark cloud in the background, will it dumps

:42:41.:42:44.

significant rainfall on this course? That should liven up this

:42:44.:42:48.

already enjoyable section. The main pack coming through and encouraged

:42:48.:42:53.

by the crowds who have come out. In the tens of thousands. Alexander

:42:53.:42:57.

Brukhankov, the first man through. Getting a check on the other names

:42:57.:43:06.

making up this large chasing group. Sandwiched between them, Alistair

:43:06.:43:15.

Brownlee of Great Britain between Brukhankov. It will not be an easy

:43:15.:43:20.

group to break without a concerted effort. I guess a bit of disquiet

:43:20.:43:24.

in the pack, a bit of uncertainty with the rain coming through. We

:43:24.:43:30.

saw everybody adjusting sunglasses. People backing off the speed a bit.

:43:30.:43:34.

With the bravery of the three getting away, that has made a

:43:34.:43:37.

difference. You take your chances and if it works, you have got a

:43:37.:43:41.

significant gap and you can build on that for the run. It was the

:43:41.:43:45.

Charles the first he changed the nature of Hyde Park. Completely

:43:45.:43:53.

when he opened it to be public. Thousands of Londoners fled the

:43:53.:43:57.

city and camped in the park in the hope of escaping the Great plague.

:43:57.:44:03.

A bit of history for you there. A different sort of event going on

:44:03.:44:09.

here today for the thousands of Londoners who have watched this in

:44:09.:44:13.

anticipation of the Olympic triathlon, the 4th one to take

:44:13.:44:23.
:44:23.:44:24.

place, on 5th August. A constant checking with Alastair Brown are

:44:24.:44:30.

looking behind. Two things going through his mind, is my brother

:44:30.:44:36.

there and other making inroads on the pack? Alexander Brukhankov

:44:36.:44:39.

sitting at the back, he did so much work getting into the lead back

:44:40.:44:43.

when he has put down the hammer. He is a big, strong man but they are

:44:43.:44:50.

working so well together. I stick my position, I love to see the

:44:50.:44:59.

athletes getting up front, -- I stake my position on this. Brownlee

:44:59.:45:09.
:45:09.:45:17.

37. James. He is the meat in the sandwich. These three have really

:45:17.:45:20.

widened the gap and there will be concern in the chasing group that

:45:21.:45:27.

it does not grow too large to counter. I think I read that right,

:45:27.:45:32.

17 seconds, the gap on that. I am watching Alistair Brownlee's feet

:45:33.:45:37.

to turn around on the pedals. And he seems to have opted for a

:45:37.:45:41.

slightly smaller deer and the Russian and the Kiwi and if he can

:45:41.:45:44.

maintain his position, that will make his legs feel a bit fresher

:45:44.:45:49.

going into the run. He is not using the big here that will take a lot

:45:49.:45:54.

of the impact but turning over that much faster, he will be in a nice

:45:54.:45:57.

position if they can maintain his breakaway. There's the massive

:45:57.:46:05.

chasing group. Almost all of the remaining 67 starters are in the

:46:05.:46:09.

group. The trio out in front and there's a concerted effort from one

:46:09.:46:19.
:46:19.:46:20.

of the Australians now, and that would be Kahlefeldt possibly. He is

:46:20.:46:28.

trying to bridge that gap under the Wellington Arch trying to make an

:46:28.:46:32.

attempt on this lead held by these three who are already going down

:46:32.:46:38.

Constitution Hill, the sight of three unsuccessful assassination

:46:38.:46:44.

attempts against Queen Victoria. That was during her reign. Sir

:46:44.:46:49.

Robert Peel wasn't quite so lucky, thrown from his horse and succeeded

:46:49.:46:54.

the Duke of Wellington. He was thrown from his horse on

:46:54.:46:57.

Constitution Hill and died three days later, when he was Prime

:46:57.:47:00.

Minister. There's Helen Jenkins, the winner

:47:00.:47:05.

of yesterday's race. Seeing herself on the big screen smiling broadly

:47:05.:47:08.

and taking a break from the commentary, and have a word with

:47:09.:47:18.
:47:19.:47:21.

actually trying to help Alistair Brownlee during this race. Alistair

:47:21.:47:27.

is off the front, that small pack of a three, and any time somebody

:47:27.:47:31.

attacks that pack, Jonathan Brownlee will sit on the wheel of

:47:31.:47:35.

of the person next to the attack and make no effort to make a turn,

:47:35.:47:39.

and eventually slower the pack down. So the brothers are working

:47:39.:47:44.

together, but we can't see the real evidence, it is hidden within the

:47:44.:47:53.

race itself. Interesting, Richard Stannard's take on that. We will

:47:53.:47:57.

see if the gap widens significantly. We did see one of the Australians

:47:57.:48:00.

going off the front, obviously getting fed up with Jonathan

:48:00.:48:06.

Brownlee's tactics. Maybe he is trying to counter it. Alistair is

:48:06.:48:09.

making the most of this opportunity and these three are working really

:48:09.:48:15.

well. Brukhankov coming past. They are chopping and changing with the

:48:15.:48:20.

hard work at the front and taking time to refuel. It is a good little

:48:20.:48:25.

trio. She it is, and they have stayed away for a long time, no

:48:25.:48:34.

significant breaks like the women - - it is. Tim Don is in the chasing

:48:34.:48:40.

pack. It is something they have committed now, and once they have

:48:40.:48:44.

make that commitment, to fall back into the pack, they are going to

:48:44.:48:48.

beat at a disadvantage. You very rarely see an effective brake

:48:48.:48:56.

staying away. They have got to try and stay awake. As Richard said, at

:48:56.:49:00.

the team tactics are beginning to come into play, the brotherly

:49:00.:49:04.

tactics are beginning to come into play, with Jonathan Brownlee

:49:04.:49:10.

covering every single move. So if somebody was stronger after the

:49:10.:49:13.

getting away, he will be taken up as well, but not giving additional

:49:13.:49:17.

help to a lone breakaway. He will not be in a position where he will

:49:17.:49:21.

breach that group and take them back to the leaders. They really

:49:21.:49:25.

heavy rain has stayed away for the moment, it is drying up again now,

:49:25.:49:29.

although there is a cloud above the Serpentine. Pick looks rather

:49:29.:49:36.

threatening. That is the gap between the leading three. You

:49:36.:49:42.

could see from the helicopter, it was quite clear. That looks like

:49:42.:49:46.

Jonathan Brownlee again at the front of the field. William Clarke

:49:46.:49:53.

is five or six behind him. Tim Don is not far behind. All sorts of

:49:53.:49:59.

very this and runners, with good chances going into the final

:49:59.:50:05.

section. There is a man between the leading three and the chasing group.

:50:05.:50:10.

Somebody is trying to bridge that gap. Do you think that is Gomes

:50:10.:50:15.

coming through? It looks like the Spanish colours. They are all going,

:50:15.:50:19.

come on, let's get up there, and Jonathan Brownlee says he is more

:50:19.:50:26.

than happy to chase behind but I'm not going to do the work. So the

:50:26.:50:29.

big chase group, one in the medal has made a big effort by himself,

:50:29.:50:33.

but we still have those three leaders out there, including

:50:33.:50:38.

Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain. You are right about the Spanish

:50:38.:50:44.

colours, but it is not Gomes. It is rather, another former world

:50:44.:50:54.
:50:54.:50:58.

champion, with another excellent pedigree -- Rana. And with just

:50:58.:51:03.

under five laps to go, it is Alistair Brownlee first, with

:51:03.:51:12.

Brukhankov. Others are making an effort to close the gap as well. 16

:51:12.:51:20.

seconds between them. 17 seconds officially, between the front for

:51:20.:51:24.

back row and the chasing pack. Coming through transition again.

:51:24.:51:29.

Bash the front four. It is not significant enough. We had

:51:30.:51:34.

anticipated around 17 seconds would have stretched on the third lap,

:51:34.:51:38.

but it hasn't happened. Maybe coming towards a critical part of

:51:38.:51:42.

the race, if we have that commitment absolutely going down by

:51:42.:51:48.

the leaders, or do we have a different sort of commitment, where

:51:48.:51:50.

the chasing pack finally get themselves together. They are going

:51:50.:51:54.

to have to ignore Jonathan Brownlee, who is more than happy to sit in

:51:54.:51:59.

there. The other Brits have to make a decision. Again, that huge spread

:51:59.:52:02.

on the road with the weak and it looks as though nobody is going to

:52:02.:52:08.

commit. -- with the width. You can understand the mind said, if you

:52:08.:52:11.

are looking for Olympic qualification, you will rest your

:52:11.:52:16.

legs and try and pick-up selection in the run. So many mind games

:52:16.:52:21.

going on. Always different things happening a, and that really is the

:52:21.:52:25.

absolute beauty of triathlon. Alistair Brownlee just checking on

:52:25.:52:31.

the time to see what sort of lead they have got on the chasers.

:52:31.:52:36.

L very, Brukhankov, Alistair Brownlee, now joined by the

:52:36.:52:44.

Spaniard at the back of the group of four. Brukhankov get an energy

:52:44.:52:49.

bar of some kind down him. Trying to maintain his base. Then there is

:52:49.:52:53.

the Spaniard, the form here world champion, he won in Cancun 10 years

:52:53.:53:00.

ago -- former. He has been so good, almost the same age as Tim Don.

:53:00.:53:05.

What a brave effort to come through. Another thing we need to talk about,

:53:05.:53:10.

another fact that, that is because the lead four are going so fast,

:53:10.:53:13.

even with the big group chasing through, they will be working hard

:53:14.:53:18.

as well. So it is great tactics by the front for and if anybody thinks

:53:18.:53:23.

they are going to be resting their legs in the chase back a, they need

:53:23.:53:27.

to think -- make sure they don't get to the front, because they are

:53:27.:53:32.

going to be called on to do some work. It looks to be closing, but

:53:32.:53:36.

the camera shortens it for us. have another breakaway group of

:53:36.:53:45.

three. Stuart Hayes is in there. I am pretty sure he is the third.

:53:45.:53:55.

Stuart Hayes is at the back of that group. He has covered up his arms

:53:55.:54:00.

so I can't get a look at his number. Is that Stuart Hayes? Or is that

:54:00.:54:06.

William Clarke? I am going to call that as Stuart Hayes. He has been

:54:06.:54:09.

brave in the past on loan breaks. But they haven't managed to get

:54:09.:54:15.

away. We want to find out what the gap is between the leaders and that

:54:15.:54:21.

this chase back. Those three that attempted it were quickly reeled in.

:54:21.:54:25.

They four that did succeed in getting away now have a significant

:54:25.:54:32.

lead -- the four. That has totally spread. 17 seconds on the last time

:54:32.:54:37.

check, I would say it is way over 20 seconds there. Maybe 25 seconds.

:54:37.:54:42.

It is such a fast pace, it hasn't slowed down at all. And credit is

:54:42.:54:48.

due to the athletes up there making it so hard for everybody else.

:54:48.:54:52.

Everybody taking care on the damp surface now, the rain is back again.

:54:52.:54:58.

It is the third burst of rain that we have had. No need for sunglasses

:54:58.:55:03.

at the moment. I umbrellas going up. I wonder how much longer the

:55:03.:55:07.

helicopter can fly before we get a real burst of rain from the cloud

:55:07.:55:11.

that is threatening at the moment. The helicopter might have to take

:55:11.:55:19.

cover. Back at the front of the field. Alistair Brownlee ahead of

:55:19.:55:29.

Brukhankov. They don't spend long in front. They are back in the park

:55:29.:55:35.

there. Just 10 or 15 seconds before they move out and let somebody else

:55:35.:55:40.

set the pace. The distance out between the leaders and the chase

:55:40.:55:45.

pack is 30 seconds. 30 seconds between the leading four and the

:55:45.:55:53.

chasers. It doesn't look like it is shrinking at all at the moment. Out

:55:53.:56:03.
:56:03.:56:10.

in the wet, difficult conditions on in the park, but not by the Palace.

:56:10.:56:14.

So it is very localised, the weather. It is dry here, but it is

:56:14.:56:19.

certainly reigning in the park at the moment. I am sure that will

:56:19.:56:25.

change -- raining. It is a huge gap, that opening from 17 seconds to 30

:56:25.:56:29.

seconds. We are looking at those four athletes at the top, not very

:56:29.:56:33.

pleasant conditions with the water being flicked up from the wheels in

:56:33.:56:37.

front, but a lot more pleasant than it he was sitting in the middle or

:56:37.:56:41.

at the back of a chase back. Then you will have the cold water coming

:56:41.:56:47.

all of the or racing costume, going into your eyes. -- all over your

:56:47.:56:52.

race in costume. So those weather conditions up front, that is maybe

:56:52.:56:57.

contributing to opening up the gap from 17 up to 30. Gavin noble is

:56:57.:57:03.

off the bike. Represented Ireland in the Commonwealth Games -- Noble.

:57:03.:57:07.

We may have had a bit of a crash there, because some athletes are

:57:07.:57:12.

down as well. We will try and get another look at that. Two men down.

:57:12.:57:17.

We will assume there was a coming together. We can see the aftermath

:57:17.:57:23.

of it from the helicopter. The Irish rider's race is done, I think.

:57:23.:57:33.
:57:33.:57:38.

Irishman. I think he will attempt to get back on his bike and close

:57:38.:57:43.

the gap but the damage may be irreparable. That is tough on Gavin,

:57:43.:57:48.

he is a very strong athlete, he has done a lot of work to establish

:57:48.:57:55.

himself as a real player. If we go back to the action at the front,

:57:55.:57:59.

they are still working so hard. The bike section has been tremendous

:57:59.:58:03.

and I guess mentally, they are thinking it it is tough for us at

:58:03.:58:07.

the front, it is a lot more difficult for those at the back.

:58:07.:58:12.

And once that gap has opened, again we talk about the mindset, there

:58:12.:58:16.

will be almost unconsciously a backing of of effort. Let's wait

:58:16.:58:20.

until we get into transition and but all the work in on the bike.

:58:20.:58:25.

Bad plays into the advantage of these leaders. Bash at that. Every

:58:25.:58:34.

single turn, of 112 -- that. We see them backing off slightly, moving

:58:34.:58:37.

away from each other, they are not taking any risks whatsoever. They

:58:38.:58:43.

will not risk touching wheels and been brought down. Four are ahead,

:58:43.:58:47.

the chasers are spreading. You can hear some breaks squeaking as they

:58:47.:58:56.

make the right hand -- brakes. In transition where we are, it is dry

:58:56.:59:01.

at the moment, so the weather is moving around. Dry in places and

:59:01.:59:06.

wet in others. It is dry under those trees, certainly. It is

:59:06.:59:11.

Alistair Brownlee followed by Brukhankov. 24 years of age, second

:59:11.:59:19.

last month behind Alistair Brownlee. Also second in Sydney last year.

:59:20.:59:29.
:59:30.:59:32.

course, there are other bonus prize funds before finishing each lap...

:59:32.:59:35.

Some athletes will think if they are not going to be in contention

:59:35.:59:39.

on the run, they will put some effort in on the bike and and some

:59:39.:59:43.

money anyway. Here they come again through a transition, the leading

:59:43.:59:49.

quartet of riders. Let's get a check on the distance between the

:59:50.:59:54.

four at the front and the chasers, with three laps to go. It is

:59:54.:00:04.
:00:04.:00:08.

transition area with a massive peloton of riders approaching. A

:00:08.:00:18.
:00:18.:00:20.

huge group. 26 seconds, and that is officially the gap. We will have

:00:20.:00:30.
:00:30.:00:47.

another word with Sonali Shar and SONALI SHAH: there's the very big

:00:47.:00:51.

chase group. What tactics are you seeing, Richard was back the French

:00:51.:00:58.

pack working very well. And with the surface changing all the time.

:00:58.:01:02.

We have seen so much rain so far. You can see the rain. But this end

:01:02.:01:11.

it is dry. You have got a van rather taking a year out -- Ivan

:01:11.:01:15.

Rana, and hint works well in the pack. We saw Johnny Brownlee, ever

:01:15.:01:20.

the bodyguard if you like. He is like a bodyguard, loch nothing

:01:20.:01:30.
:01:30.:01:34.

anybody through. -- not letting As the chasing group trying to work

:01:34.:01:43.

out this puzzle. Lots of talented runners in that group. We have seen

:01:43.:01:51.

a huge gap close down on the final section but they have got work to

:01:51.:01:57.

do. We will follow the front four from up above. Changing as they

:01:57.:02:03.

swap around taking their turn to lead and it is Ivan Rana who has

:02:03.:02:13.
:02:13.:02:17.

Sonali said, took a sabbatical from by a while ago. Elvery comes so,

:02:17.:02:22.

Rana drops back down between Brownlee and Brukhankov. We are

:02:22.:02:28.

looking at the athletes in the chase back, you have to ask how can

:02:28.:02:31.

you are rung Alistair Brownlee when he has proved on the World Cup

:02:31.:02:36.

series how strong he is. It has been Alistair and Jonathan and also

:02:36.:02:40.

to a large extent Gomez going through as well. I am surprised

:02:40.:02:44.

that Javier Gomez is in the back and has not made any attempt to go

:02:44.:02:49.

through. We are not hearing anything it of injury coming

:02:49.:02:55.

through from the Spanish camp but we are looking around, we are way

:02:55.:02:58.

into the second half of the bike section and if we do not make an

:02:58.:03:06.

impact now,... Just as we say that, somebody is making an effort for it

:03:06.:03:12.

and will we have anybody brave enough to put down a substantial

:03:12.:03:18.

lead. It closed down to 25 seconds but it has spread out again.

:03:18.:03:22.

leading four on their way back down towards the palace again. Under the

:03:22.:03:29.

Wellington Arch. The roads closed off and the traffic has been

:03:29.:03:36.

terrible but all for a good cause. Here's the chasing group, a half-

:03:36.:03:40.

hearted effort a moment or two ago to break away but that has been

:03:40.:03:46.

stand down now. I know we are not getting full time cheques coming

:03:46.:03:50.

through but having a look at the helicopter view of that, it has

:03:50.:03:54.

stretched out to a lot more than 30 seconds judging on the previous lap

:03:54.:04:00.

going through. We have got a lone rider, is that Gomez? No, it is one

:04:00.:04:04.

of the Russians... We will check on who that is. Somebody trying to

:04:04.:04:09.

bridge the gap to make the four a five? Looks like some elite is,

:04:09.:04:13.

somebody having a go working their way towards the front of the field

:04:13.:04:20.

to join the front four and I can tell you that it is a Swiss

:04:20.:04:30.

athlete... No, it is another Russian. Number 29 who is going it

:04:30.:04:35.

alone. Making it down Constitution Hill in an attempt to close the gap

:04:35.:04:39.

but he is having a really good gapped. I is a brave man. Going by

:04:39.:04:44.

himself and I am sure he has made that decision by himself and nobody

:04:44.:04:47.

has done with him. You can understand why Jonathan Brownlee

:04:47.:04:51.

has decided not to but why is nobody in that chase pack thinking

:04:51.:04:55.

I have got to do this and put myself in contention? The four at

:04:55.:04:58.

the front, the further they get away, the more difficult it will be

:04:58.:05:02.

to close down. We have got a totally different race situation as

:05:02.:05:06.

we saw with the women, the big slowdown in different pack that

:05:06.:05:10.

enabled everybody to get back and enabled young Emma Jackson from

:05:10.:05:15.

Australia to get back in contention but we are getting towards the end

:05:15.:05:19.

of that, it will not happen here today. Were have got a retirement

:05:19.:05:24.

here, the Austrian athlete has clearly come a cropper out on the

:05:24.:05:28.

road and I am not sure if it was what that did for him. The problem

:05:28.:05:33.

with his right arm is apparent and he is free wheeling slowly in it to

:05:33.:05:36.

get some medical attention at the transition, that is the end of his

:05:36.:05:43.

race here. 13.8 kilometres of the bike to go. We have got a leading

:05:43.:05:49.

group of four, we have got a Russian athlete trying to close the

:05:49.:05:55.

gap and 30 plus athletes still fairly tightly bunched together

:05:55.:06:00.

coming round the Victoria Memorial now. The Russian has just about

:06:00.:06:07.

half the gap so about halfway to his target area. Great effort. You

:06:07.:06:10.

have got to feel for the Swiss athlete, whenever anything goes

:06:10.:06:16.

wrong on the bike, it is the collarbone or the rest. It looks

:06:16.:06:20.

like he is suffering from a broken wrist. A tough call. But you have

:06:20.:06:25.

to deal with those conditions. It is the summer now, one year on and

:06:25.:06:31.

it will be the Olympic Games, it will be similar then. Similar

:06:31.:06:36.

weather conditions. These men have made his commitment and I keep

:06:36.:06:42.

saying, you have to admire them, it is so easy to say they will stay in

:06:42.:06:46.

the pack and go on for the running legs but these guys have gone for

:06:46.:06:52.

it. Not too long before we get into the final lap on the back. Alistair

:06:52.:06:57.

Brownlee leaves the way, Alexander Brukhankov his second, James Elvery

:06:57.:07:02.

is third, then Ivan Rana, former world champion his 4th at the

:07:02.:07:07.

moment. These four working well together and they have established

:07:07.:07:11.

a very handy lead. Certainly favours Alistair Brownlee. We know

:07:11.:07:20.

how good he is, Ivan Rana is a good run as well but will he focus just

:07:20.:07:25.

on cycling, will it affect his running capabilities? It looks good

:07:25.:07:29.

for a Brownlee gold to make it a double for the British team

:07:29.:07:37.

following Helen Jenkins' victory yesterday. A lot of work already

:07:37.:07:41.

done, and no easing up off the pace at the front whatsoever. Beginning

:07:41.:07:45.

to see the chase group stretching out now, maybe something is

:07:45.:07:49.

happening there. We cannot give this away entirely but with five

:07:49.:07:59.
:07:59.:08:01.

people off the front, Olympic selection at there for grabs. The

:08:01.:08:06.

if other athletes are relying on the positions, it is difficult with

:08:06.:08:13.

the four athletes plus the other one getting away. James Elvery has

:08:13.:08:17.

done so much work on this. And a brave performance by Ivan Rana to

:08:17.:08:23.

back that up. As you say, Matt, Rana a bit of time away from the

:08:24.:08:28.

sport. Fresh coming back in, but he has lost the run fitness.

:08:28.:08:38.
:08:38.:08:48.

around 12 seconds. The Russians should be the next man through, his

:08:48.:08:56.

time difference is around the mid- twenties. He is on a 24 seconds, he

:08:56.:09:05.

has done well but can he close the gap further in this next lap? Two

:09:05.:09:12.

laps to go. James Elvery, Brukhankov, Brownlee and Rana and

:09:12.:09:19.

then the Russian. And then the rest of them, a 43 second gap. It is

:09:19.:09:23.

going all the time. Surely now there will be an effort from this

:09:23.:09:29.

huge group of riders to make inroads into the lead of the fund

:09:29.:09:39.
:09:39.:09:40.

for? -- the front four? Otherwise it will be too far and Brownlee

:09:40.:09:44.

will be gifted a victory. Others in the pack will be thinking that

:09:44.:09:47.

maybe Alistair Brownlee is out of sight but we are not too sure about

:09:47.:09:54.

Ivan Rana, but do I fancy my chances against the big Russian man,

:09:54.:09:58.

Brukhankov and McIlroy as well? Still podium places up for grabs

:09:58.:10:01.

and you have got to think that maybe Jonathan Brownlee is thinking

:10:02.:10:06.

he is a strong runner, he has proved that already. Maybe he can

:10:06.:10:12.

push his way back on to this. Still no letting up of pace at the front.

:10:12.:10:19.

Still trying to going out from the 15 seconds initially to three times

:10:19.:10:24.

that now. The hesitation was beginning to appear in the traced

:10:25.:10:29.

back, not wanting to close that down. By a brave effort by Rana to

:10:29.:10:35.

come up and now the Russian try to bridge the gap on his own as well.

:10:35.:10:43.

Elvery leading Rana. And brother Jonathan Brownlee is in the group

:10:43.:10:53.
:10:53.:10:55.

the helicopter above with the motorcycle camera alongside and

:10:55.:10:59.

this is the way it has been for the majority of the race since the

:10:59.:11:03.

three and then finally four went away. We have got three-quarters of

:11:03.:11:07.

a minute lead over the chasing group, they have worked effectively

:11:07.:11:12.

together. Sharing the workload evenly and fairly. Nobody has done

:11:12.:11:18.

more than anyone else, the Russian is hoping to join them but he has

:11:18.:11:24.

the disadvantage of working alone. And that will not help him. He has

:11:25.:11:29.

got no one to share the workload with. A with the four at the front,

:11:29.:11:32.

there is an element of trust, and they will not allow anyone to sit

:11:32.:11:40.

in there. So making that commitment is there an importantly, it is the

:11:40.:11:46.

time element. They have got to stay with this, however hard it is. And

:11:46.:11:49.

however much it may take it out of your legs going into the run, you

:11:49.:11:54.

have still got that as well. 43 seconds at the moment but perhaps a

:11:54.:11:58.

bit more going in and to try to close a one-minute gap on the run,

:11:58.:12:04.

there are some people who are capable of doing it that such

:12:04.:12:11.

strong runners as Rana at his best and also Brownlee as well, that

:12:11.:12:16.

will be tough to do. For they are heading now once again under a

:12:16.:12:21.

constitution Arch or Wellington Arch. The chases behind, plenty of

:12:21.:12:29.

them have done a pretty much nothing. The Portuguese up for it

:12:30.:12:36.

at the back, he is a good runner. Minimal work-rate were acquired at

:12:36.:12:39.

the back of the pack and hoping that the pace is solid enough at

:12:39.:12:43.

the front when they come to transition of the second time, they

:12:43.:12:48.

can move forward and make a run. It is a bit of a gamble. I know we

:12:48.:12:51.

don't get a true impression when comparing the small group of four

:12:51.:12:57.

and a huge group going through, but it looks like there is not impetus

:12:57.:13:00.

in the big group. People able to sit up and freewheel for a bit and

:13:00.:13:04.

then with a minimum of effort re- establishing contact on to the

:13:04.:13:14.
:13:14.:13:18.

the penultimate time before they had passed the Memorial Gate at the

:13:18.:13:23.

top of Constitution Hill, memorial to the Commonwealth soldiers and in

:13:23.:13:27.

that don't you can see on the right, there are inscribed the names of

:13:27.:13:31.

the Commonwealth soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross and the

:13:31.:13:36.

George Cross in the great wars. All unveiled by Her Majesty Queen

:13:36.:13:46.
:13:46.:13:47.

Elizabeth in 2002. There's the Palace. Familiar to everybody now

:13:47.:13:57.
:13:57.:14:00.

after the incredible scenes on where we have seen before, the

:14:00.:14:05.

riders crossing over and us as we say that, that gap has gone out to

:14:05.:14:14.

even more. I was just going to say, a great, great back-up to the four

:14:14.:14:22.

leading riders knowing that their a good position going for a run.

:14:22.:14:25.

For there's the man who had tried to make the break to join the

:14:25.:14:31.

leading four, he might find that it is a push too far for Ivan, the

:14:31.:14:40.

Russian. All alone as it comes past the palace. Out in front, Rana of

:14:40.:14:48.

Spain, Brukhankov of the Russian former the -- Russian Federation.

:14:48.:14:52.

And the man at the back of the leading group is James Elvery of

:14:52.:15:02.
:15:02.:15:08.

New Zealand. Back towards the pack cry out from the barriers. Just to

:15:08.:15:13.

remind you, this will be a free to view events at the Olympics next

:15:13.:15:21.

year. August 5th for the women, August 7th for the men. If you have

:15:21.:15:31.
:15:31.:15:39.

got tickets or not, to take up at the front. Bet has been such a

:15:39.:15:43.

good race, with everybody taking their turn up -- it has been. A

:15:43.:15:48.

little bit of caution going into the corners, making sure the inside

:15:48.:15:51.

peddled is up, not taking any chances with the difficult

:15:51.:15:57.

conditions. A glance over the side of from Byrukhankov, as Alistair

:15:57.:16:07.
:16:07.:16:18.

Rana, the latest addition to this group of. But Brownlee heads

:16:18.:16:26.

towards the back. Can he reduce the gap? The last time we checked

:16:26.:16:31.

combat there was a gap of 24 seconds. Back alongside the

:16:31.:16:38.

Serpentine now. Talking about that hard work at the front of combat

:16:39.:16:44.

with everybody working so hard, but of course, we are ready working won

:16:44.:16:51.

in 24, and then we move over, and then when we get to the back of the

:16:51.:16:54.

group, it is even the 30% less, so although the legs will be tired,

:16:54.:17:01.

they will not be as tired as they would be that as the people on the

:17:01.:17:08.

lone ride. The crowd beginning to get behind the front four as they

:17:08.:17:11.

come through a transition. The next time, they will be dropping off

:17:11.:17:15.

their bikes and picking up their running shoes and heading out of

:17:15.:17:25.

the park. The bell sounds, one lap to go. Byrukhankov, Brownlee,

:17:25.:17:30.

Elvery and Rana have done some fantastic work leading at this bike.

:17:30.:17:35.

The gap is getting towards 30 seconds. Still no sign of the

:17:35.:17:45.
:17:45.:17:45.

chasing group. The Russian a rise, I think his is a lost cause. --

:17:45.:17:50.

arrives. He is now nearly 40 seconds behind. And at the chasers

:17:51.:17:56.

are getting aren't for one minute behind the. -- the chasers are

:17:56.:18:06.
:18:06.:18:07.

getting on for one minute behind, possibly more. So, 42 seconds.

:18:07.:18:15.

Stuart Hayes, 50 seconds. Then nearly a minute to Jonathan

:18:15.:18:18.

Brownlee. That is the gap that Alistair Brownlee and his fellow

:18:18.:18:22.

leaders have over the chasers. There are dark clouds over head,

:18:22.:18:27.

there may be some rain to come, but so far it has been a tactically

:18:27.:18:34.

astute race from this quartet. has been almost tactically perfect.

:18:34.:18:39.

They have shown a commitment. Be brave early and go for it, that is

:18:39.:18:44.

what you have to do. We saw Helen Jenkins doing it yesterday, being

:18:44.:18:47.

brave enough to go very early on the run and establishing a gap and

:18:48.:18:57.
:18:58.:19:07.

building on it right the way Wales Memorial Fountain. On the

:19:07.:19:13.

left of the screen, more of the sides were then the park. -- sites

:19:13.:19:23.
:19:23.:19:29.

within the park. Polyansky of Russia is 36. And a quick sighting

:19:29.:19:35.

of William Clarke. You can see noticeably the slowness going

:19:35.:19:39.

around the bend and the turns. the rain fall in the background.

:19:39.:19:44.

Kensington Palace just on the right of your screen, is that coming our

:19:44.:19:49.

way? That part of London, which is kind of High Street Kensington,

:19:49.:19:54.

will be taking the brunt of that rainfall. Is that heading our way

:19:54.:20:02.

shortly? If that rain is coming through, far better to arrive when

:20:02.:20:05.

the athletes are getting out onto the run rather than at of a bike

:20:05.:20:15.
:20:15.:20:21.

discipline. Bash on the bike. -- on the bike. This was athlete having a

:20:21.:20:26.

go at the leading pack. Others are responding. Another Swiss rider

:20:26.:20:33.

behind him. The Swiss are looking to place in the top 10 to gain

:20:33.:20:35.

automatic Olympic selection for their country, so maybe that is why

:20:35.:20:41.

we have got the Swiss athletes out there. We are into the last lap and

:20:41.:20:43.

they are looking to get a clean space going into the final

:20:44.:20:50.

transition. Still very tightly bunched. There are 10 or 12 that

:20:50.:20:53.

they still have not moved from the back of that pack. They have sat in

:20:53.:20:58.

there, taking the easy route, hoping that they can conserve their

:20:58.:21:02.

energy for the run to come. Under Wellington Arch again for the final

:21:02.:21:08.

time, down Constitution Hill for the last time, towards the palace

:21:08.:21:10.

where they will make the turn around the Victoria Memorial and

:21:10.:21:15.

climb back up once again all the last trek up Constitution Hill,

:21:16.:21:22.

back into the park. The spectators will see these guys five more times.

:21:22.:21:26.

Once at the end of this lap and then at the end of each of the four

:21:27.:21:36.
:21:37.:21:37.

run laps of. -- lap. Rana, the Spanish champion, 45, he will be

:21:37.:21:41.

happy with the decision he made to take the break before it got too

:21:41.:21:48.

large. Alistair Brownlee, still Spedding very swiftly indeed on the

:21:48.:21:52.

bike, and a conscious decision -- spinning. With a muscle memory

:21:52.:21:58.

there, a lot of people, if the legs are turning over at a particular

:21:58.:22:02.

speed, they will never raise that undid will come through into the

:22:02.:22:10.

run. With Alistair's excellent running it, he needs to be turning

:22:10.:22:14.

over exactly what he is doing it, 95, perhaps even a hundred as he

:22:14.:22:21.

goes through. The arch used to form part of Hyde Park corner, which has

:22:21.:22:27.

been moved into what is now the roundabout. The leaders are way

:22:27.:22:37.
:22:37.:22:49.

beyond that, they all already down at the Palace. -- they are. But

:22:49.:22:52.

can't see anyone other Buckingham Palace balcony, I am not sure if

:22:52.:23:00.

they are paying attention -- on the. Now, the chasers know how far these

:23:00.:23:04.

four men are ahead. Up the hell for the last time, up towards the park,

:23:04.:23:10.

the return to Hyde Park -- up the hill. Brownlee has a word with Rana

:23:10.:23:18.

as he lets Byrukhankov said the pace again. -- set the pace. They

:23:18.:23:22.

know just how much their leaders and I guess, at being brave enough

:23:22.:23:28.

to go for the run a early on, they know they have that big a gap in

:23:28.:23:32.

there. Lots of good run as in the second pack, including Simon would

:23:32.:23:42.
:23:42.:23:51.

it has all day on Hyde Park. I don't think it has reached this

:23:51.:23:56.

section outside the park -- heavier than it has all day. It has now

:23:56.:23:59.

reached this corner of Hyde Park and refuge is being sought wherever

:23:59.:24:09.
:24:09.:24:17.

be anticipating the transition. Just over one kilometre to go. They

:24:17.:24:21.

will be looking down at the time. As we saw with the women's race,

:24:21.:24:25.

the shoes will be untidy and added that, the feat will be coming out,

:24:25.:24:30.

just lane defeat on top of the shoes -- and their feet. And then

:24:30.:24:37.

that swift transition. I am sure we will see... That weather really has

:24:37.:24:43.

just come, I would say at the right time, but the athletes will know

:24:43.:24:47.

what I mean, not having to put up with it on a bike. They have

:24:47.:24:51.

managed to get through the bike section up without having these

:24:51.:24:57.

conditions underfoot. Just over a kilometre to go. Just under one to

:24:57.:25:03.

go for the leading quartet of riders. They are coming into a

:25:03.:25:07.

downpour in this part of the park, it is really tipping get down now.

:25:07.:25:13.

Typical English summer weather. -- keeping it down. The riders at the

:25:13.:25:17.

end of the club have come through transition. This time they will

:25:17.:25:21.

stop just before transition. They will comes to that this meant line

:25:21.:25:24.

and they will jog along alongside their bikes before handing them up

:25:25.:25:32.

-- this mad. They will pick up their running shoes and a head out

:25:32.:25:36.

for four laps around the park. In terms of the time, it couldn't have

:25:36.:25:40.

been better, because the rain is coming thick and fast now as they

:25:41.:25:47.

come into Transition at the end of the bike course. Let's join Richard

:25:47.:25:52.

and Sonali Shah. The Richard, is Alistair conserving

:25:52.:25:57.

his energy? It looked as though on the way in from Buckingham Palace

:25:57.:26:00.

he certainly was. He has now moved to the front of the pack in order

:26:00.:26:04.

to get the best a transition possible. We will see him running

:26:04.:26:08.

into Transition in the lead, he will get his traders aren't as fast

:26:08.:26:11.

as possible and this weather will suit him down to the ground. He is

:26:11.:26:17.

a Yorkshire man, he can handle this rain. He will grab the bike, it

:26:17.:26:25.

gets the traders, and get out on the run. -- get his trainers. But

:26:25.:26:29.

Jonathan and Alistair work extremely hard at this. It wasn't

:26:29.:26:32.

extremely fast, but they have worked together, and look at the

:26:32.:26:37.

gap they have already bulletin or two of Rana. A we will see Jonathan

:26:37.:26:42.

said that he has already been conserving energy. He has, but so

:26:42.:26:45.

have the rest of the British. Stuart Hayes had ago, but we have

:26:45.:26:51.

seen nothing of William Clarke and Tim Don -- had a go. They have been

:26:51.:26:56.

waiting, it is almost at team tactic by Great Britain today. They

:26:56.:27:02.

hadn't chased Alistair Dam, they have let him do his job. -- down.

:27:02.:27:12.
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Can Jonathan do it with these gap? somewhere between heavy and

:27:15.:27:23.

torrential -- are in. They could be some chaos here, as they look for

:27:23.:27:28.

their positions and the transition area. Gomez is in, he looks for his

:27:28.:27:33.

place, easy for him to find as the world No. 1. No. 8 is Jonathan

:27:33.:27:36.

Brownlee, he is getting his shoes on, trying to chase down his

:27:36.:27:42.

brother. Gomes put his hat end the box, but it is 1.25 minutes that

:27:42.:27:47.

these guys have to finish as they streamed out of the blue carpeted

:27:47.:27:52.

transition area and go on the hand of the leading four, who left more

:27:52.:28:01.

that 60, 70 seconds ago. A huge group that. Time for the runners to

:28:01.:28:07.

do their job now. They are crossing the Serpentine Bridge. They will

:28:07.:28:12.

Loop, the spectators will see them on the far side of the lake if they

:28:12.:28:15.

can see through the rain, and they will come past in front of them are

:28:15.:28:20.

three times before the final lap, which takes them across the

:28:20.:28:26.

finishing line. We will try and get a catch up on what is going on.

:28:26.:28:32.

There is Byrukhankov, the Russian. He is second or third at the moment.

:28:32.:28:39.

Alistair Brownlee, I recognise that running technique. He has a bend

:28:39.:28:48.

the gap. Alistair Brownlee is leading the way. We think they back

:28:48.:28:52.

and El very have been dropped. We have seen Alistair slip and fall

:28:52.:28:59.

the previous race, he will be aware of that -- we have seen in Rana and

:28:59.:29:05.

James Elvery being dropped. doesn't have that would form as a

:29:05.:29:08.

runner compared to Alistair, but the second race within his who is

:29:08.:29:13.

going to be coming out of the second pack and seeing who can

:29:13.:29:16.

possibly get onto the podium. Alistair is running a confident

:29:16.:29:24.

they, we knew he would, he has chosen his tactics ideally. There

:29:24.:29:34.
:29:34.:29:35.

is Jotham Brownlee. -- Jonathan. Brad Kahlefeldt N the green and

:29:35.:29:39.

gold of Australia. A tremendous victory a couple of weeks ago.

:29:39.:29:43.

Jonathan Brownlee part of that chasing group. Miserable conditions

:29:43.:29:48.

now. This is how Alistair came into Transition. The rain is twice as

:29:48.:29:54.

heavy now as it was a couple of minutes ago. He hung up the bike,

:29:54.:30:00.

the front wheel in the slot, his helmet came off, and he struggled

:30:00.:30:07.

for about that to take it off. Gomez followed 1.25 minutes later.

:30:07.:30:16.

David Howes of France just after him. -- House. That gives you an

:30:16.:30:26.
:30:26.:30:34.

idea of how hard the rain is off until they reach transition for

:30:34.:30:40.

a second time. There are pockets of blue-sky above but that is no

:30:40.:30:43.

consolation at the moment to the athletes and the spectators. The

:30:44.:30:51.

helicopter, I am happy to say, is staying airborne. We will hopefully

:30:52.:30:55.

get our pictures from the front of the field at the front of the field,

:30:55.:31:00.

we think Brukhankov is second and as far as we can tell, that is

:31:00.:31:03.

Alistair Brownlee, now we can catch up with him at the front of the

:31:04.:31:09.

field with Alistair Brownlee. He has run 1.5 kilometres already. And

:31:09.:31:14.

there's of Richard Stannard he said that he is an experienced fell

:31:14.:31:20.

runner in his youth, he is from Yorkshire, this is the sort of

:31:20.:31:24.

weather they like in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The sort of

:31:24.:31:27.

conditions will suit him down to the ground. He looks full of

:31:28.:31:31.

running at this stage. He is running away from Brukhankov but

:31:31.:31:37.

Brukhankov is having a great performance. These two seem to have

:31:37.:31:40.

got away and the second race developing behind them. Record's

:31:40.:31:50.

John A Brownlee both in great form -- which caught Johnny Brownlee.

:31:50.:32:00.
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Brukhankov today, first sign of James Elvery going through as well.

:32:01.:32:05.

Elvery did so much work on the bike and now we have the sighting of

:32:05.:32:15.

Rana. He is third at the moment, and Elvery behind him. Rana ran

:32:15.:32:21.

well a few years ago in the heat of can Combe of the Caribbean coast of

:32:21.:32:31.
:32:31.:32:33.

Mexico. Cancun. Will Clarke going through there as well among the

:32:33.:32:39.

leaders. That was Sven Riederer of Switzerland going past, Jonathan

:32:39.:32:44.

Brownlee leading the second group and on his shoulder, the World

:32:44.:32:49.

Number One, the champion here 12 months ago, Javier Gomez of Spain.

:32:49.:32:54.

If they David Hauss just sits on Javier Gomez's shoulder. -- and

:32:54.:33:01.

David Hauss just sit. Laurent Vidal of France comes through and then

:33:01.:33:08.

Jan Frodeno of Germany. The rain has eased off slightly but the

:33:09.:33:12.

darkest cloud seems to have passed so we will expect some bright

:33:12.:33:16.

spells ahead. The everybody has got a soaking though. There's our

:33:16.:33:20.

leader, Alistair Brownlee, the noise around Hyde Park as he comes

:33:20.:33:23.

through his first lap coming through transition is absolutely

:33:23.:33:27.

deafening. Incredible scenes here. They were treated to a British

:33:27.:33:32.

victory yesterday, in the form of Helen Jenkins in the women's grace.

:33:32.:33:38.

Can Brownlee make it a golden double for Great Britain? Carl

:33:38.:33:46.

Jones is coming through... That is a long way behind. Alistair

:33:46.:33:52.

Brownlee has just moved away with Rana in third place and James are

:33:52.:33:56.

very in 4th place. What an established gap on the first lap

:33:56.:34:06.
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alone. Brownlee, Brukhankov, Elvery and Rana spread out on the course.

:34:07.:34:10.

Rana will be hoping to capitalise on his tactically smart move on the

:34:10.:34:15.

bike earlier. He may have run himself into a podium place. He is

:34:15.:34:20.

a long way off the lead of Alistair Brownlee as the Spaniard comes

:34:20.:34:25.

through transition at the end of the first lap with the Kiwi James

:34:25.:34:29.

Elvery behind him. He is being hunted down by Jonathan Brownlee

:34:29.:34:35.

behind him. Elvery will be easy pickings here 4 Jonathan Brownlee

:34:35.:34:45.

who is with Gomez and Hauss. Alistair Brownlee leads, Brad

:34:45.:34:54.

Kahlefeldt further behind along with Steffen Justus, Laura --

:34:54.:34:58.

Laurent Vidal. Other British contenders also down in the pack

:34:58.:35:03.

but might be too far off the pace. We are seeing Simon which Bill

:35:03.:35:07.

going through from Canada but what an indication -- Simon would field

:35:07.:35:17.

but what an indication that the cycling can take it out of the

:35:17.:35:24.

latest of the athletes. Tremendous effort from Brukhankov. I think the

:35:24.:35:28.

bronze medal is certainly up for grabs today and just possibly, just

:35:28.:35:32.

possibly the silver as well. At the moment Alistair Brownlee is free

:35:32.:35:35.

and running strongly, Brukhankov still looks very good at the moment.

:35:35.:35:40.

A big man for running but I think first and second, we could have a

:35:40.:35:45.

change in position coming in for the bronze medal. The at the

:35:45.:35:50.

British competitor we have not mentioned is Adam Bowden, also a

:35:51.:35:56.

minute and a half off the pace so going well today. 66, his number,

:35:56.:36:05.

we will keep an eye on him. He was quiet on the bike. A break from the

:36:05.:36:14.

chasers, John A Brownlee leading Javier Gomez and Hauss, the next

:36:14.:36:19.

athlete to go past. Adam Bowden that you mentioned there,

:36:19.:36:23.

international steeplechaser for Great Britain, went to the Comm of

:36:23.:36:27.

games for England and has tremendous running strength. -- to

:36:27.:36:31.

the Commonwealth Games for England. Maybe it is a chance for him to

:36:31.:36:41.
:36:41.:36:47.

older brother Alistair in first position. He is way out in front.

:36:47.:36:56.

Johnny with Gomes try to make a whole in the lead. Jonathan

:36:56.:37:04.

Brownlee has got sight of Ivan Rana ahead. There's a chance for maybe

:37:04.:37:08.

two British competitors on the podium today. Alistair is out in

:37:08.:37:14.

front, there's our leader. The art would be sensational, all the

:37:14.:37:19.

effect that he had on holding the group back, but for him to be able

:37:19.:37:23.

to run through to a medal to join his brother on the podium would be

:37:23.:37:30.

very special indeed. We are looking at a tremendous athlete. On current

:37:30.:37:35.

form, the number one athlete in the world in triathlon. Unless there is

:37:35.:37:39.

an accident, Alistair and Johnny go through and the moment Alistair

:37:39.:37:49.
:37:49.:37:52.

taking it through. Lovely upright position. Coming in front of the

:37:52.:38:00.

Serpentine Lido know, Javier Gomez on the left, Brownlee on the left.

:38:00.:38:03.

Johnny was second after the dramatic scenes when Alistair

:38:03.:38:09.

Brownlee ran out of steam in the final lap and drifted home in a

:38:09.:38:15.

daze. Javier Gomez and Bramley take turns to set the pace as they look

:38:15.:38:22.

ahead. I don't know if it is Brukhankov or Rana next in the

:38:22.:38:32.
:38:32.:38:33.

firing line. Somebody mate have got something from the back but I think

:38:33.:38:36.

Rana is definitely within the site for third place. The rain

:38:36.:38:42.

continuing to fall, no longer torrential but so much heavy.

:38:42.:38:46.

Happily the helicopter is staying airborne bring as these hazy, damp

:38:46.:38:56.
:38:56.:39:04.

pictures from above. -- bringing as and John A Brownlee. And of the

:39:04.:39:08.

second lap about to conclude for Alistair Brownlee, he is in a

:39:08.:39:12.

sensational position here. Jonathan Brownlee, his younger brother,

:39:12.:39:22.
:39:22.:39:23.

taking the turn and Ivan Rana the next target. Rana is passed by a

:39:23.:39:29.

Javier Gomez, added that he has got anything else to give, he will

:39:29.:39:39.
:39:39.:39:40.

Rana chose the right tactics for him. We knew he is not great

:39:40.:39:50.

running form. Hopefully he will get a respected position,. This is the

:39:50.:39:55.

bravest going off from the lead pack. The others will try to work

:39:55.:40:00.

their way through. Already on five kilometres of running, over one

:40:00.:40:04.

minute gap players from the huge gap and then into bronze-medal

:40:04.:40:09.

position, will we see a further breakdown of Brukhankov holding

:40:09.:40:12.

second, we think Alistair Brownlee must be set up in gold medal

:40:12.:40:16.

position at the moment but the way these chasers are running, Jonathan

:40:16.:40:20.

Brownlee and Javier Gomez, they could be running at the silver

:40:20.:40:26.

medal position. The rain is getting heavier at the moment. The noise

:40:26.:40:36.
:40:36.:40:37.

built in the grandstand as Alistair Brownlee... He is already through

:40:37.:40:47.
:40:47.:40:50.

but a gap of... Here he comes again onto that the carpet but still has

:40:50.:40:55.

half of his run to complete. Five kilometres down, five to go for

:40:55.:40:59.

Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain. Absolutely tremendous running.

:40:59.:41:07.

Still maintaining that. Brukhankov just 19 seconds down, he is having

:41:07.:41:12.

the race of his life he might to do this. It is painful to watch,

:41:12.:41:18.

Brukhankov really struggling here and that sensational second place

:41:18.:41:25.

in Kitzbuhel but he is where there is a danger behind as Jonathan

:41:25.:41:28.

Brownlee and Javier Gomez make their challenge on his position.

:41:29.:41:36.

Here they come through the drizzle. The you would think that they need

:41:36.:41:46.
:41:46.:41:46.

to be within 3545 seconds, and it is coming away from that now.

:41:46.:41:56.
:41:56.:42:04.

Brukhankov still won a significant going to go much faster but Javier

:42:04.:42:10.

Gomez kicks past Jonathan Brownlee. That is for the advantage, the

:42:10.:42:14.

minimal advantage as they come through the transition area with

:42:14.:42:18.

two laps to go. It looks like the real medal hunt will be on for the

:42:18.:42:23.

bronze. Brukhankov maintaining that position around one minute in front

:42:23.:42:27.

of his chasers and Alistair Brownlee, some 20 seconds in front

:42:27.:42:34.

of Brukhankov. Probably around four kilometres only to run now for top

:42:34.:42:38.

Ivan Rana is going backwards, and Brukhankov we are watching from the

:42:38.:42:42.

helicopter with the white cap and a lot of agony of his face, there's

:42:42.:42:48.

our leader. Alistair Brownlee, 4.32 kilometres to race for the British

:42:48.:42:54.

No. 1. Surely no repeat of his running out of steam in dramatic

:42:54.:42:57.

fashion one year ago. Surely the conditions are much cooler and

:42:57.:43:03.

damper this time, surely he will be able to maintain his advantage. He

:43:03.:43:06.

passes Brukhankov going in the other direction, Brukhankov is

:43:06.:43:14.

digging deep here, really working hard to keep up this place. I think

:43:15.:43:19.

he has been a brave man, he has done so much work on the bike. He

:43:19.:43:23.

has chased Alistair Brownlee going through, he has only got 20 seconds

:43:23.:43:27.

on two laps, and has maintained a gap of about one minute over the

:43:27.:43:30.

guys who are trying to take away his silver medal, and that is what

:43:30.:43:36.

he is thinking about. We do not have any information from Russia

:43:36.:43:43.

about how they will choose their Olympic teams. But for Brukhankov

:43:43.:43:47.

to be running as well as the is, you will be putting himself into

:43:47.:43:57.
:43:57.:43:59.

Gomez, trying to open the gap. He can sense third position coming his

:43:59.:44:03.

way, could be a battle between these two for third, possibly

:44:03.:44:07.

second if Brukhankov runs out of steam. It has been a while since

:44:07.:44:13.

Brukhankov went round that hairpin. The Russian might just hold on for

:44:13.:44:16.

second and we could have a sprint finish between Jonathan Brownlee

:44:16.:44:26.
:44:26.:44:28.

Laurent Vidal and uses, and then Jan Frodeno, the Olympic champion.

:44:28.:44:33.

Will Clarke coming round the hairpin now. Maik Petzold for

:44:33.:44:37.

Germany and the early leader, certainly on the bike, Rana still

:44:37.:44:45.

going backwards. And the others fighting out for positions within

:44:45.:44:55.
:44:55.:45:04.

chance here and now we are seeing Jonathan Brownlee getting away from

:45:04.:45:07.

Javier Gomez. The first time we have seen a significant gap coming

:45:07.:45:12.

through there. Quite early days there, still about 3.5 kilometres

:45:12.:45:15.

to go and they will be looking to establish that but also being aware

:45:16.:45:22.

that David Hauss is not that far behind. Brownlee has made an impact,

:45:22.:45:25.

Javier Gomez is struggling to respond and Jonathan Brownlee would

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have preferred these conditions to the Spaniard, it is much more what

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he is used to training and running in West Yorkshire. Javier Gomez is

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tried to respond. Jonathan Brownlee for has got plenty more to offer

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here and he is widening the gap ever so slowly and very slightly

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but it might just prove to be stand-up turned... We just see that

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slight kick, as if Johne is thinking, another heart second --

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every time we see a slight twist or turn. Smooth as they come going

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around the bend. There doesn't matter to him whether they are

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racing in bright sunshine or these wet unpleasant conditions at the

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moment. He is used to do whatever the weather throws at him. He is

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back on the north side of the Serpentine, so he will be coming

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into the transition area. He will take the bell any second now.

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Alistair Brownlee comes past the hordes of our umbrellas and

:46:38.:46:48.
:46:48.:46:57.

supporters, who are giving him lots you can't get any wetter! Once.

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They helicopter is still flying at, I am happy to say. -- the

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helicopter is still flying. Alistair leading the way while his

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younger brother tries to widen the gap between himself and Javier

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Gomez. It has got a little bigger, that break between third and 4th.

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Between them all is the brave Russian Bryukhankov, who is still

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holding on to second position. Staring through the drizzle, here

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is the leader. I would say 45 seconds, around cabinet, before we

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see the leaders coming through -- around a minute. Jonathan Brownlee

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moving away from Rana -- Gomes. -- Javier Gomez. The gap is widening

:47:54.:48:00.

slightly. Back with the leader, who closes his eyes in an attempt to

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clear his vision of the raindrops, which must be obscuring his view

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ahead. Bryukhankov is still holding on and digging deep, he is having

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the run of his life. Onto the blue carpet, he will be warmly welcomed,

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with one lap to go. Alistair Brownlee, into Transition. The next

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time he comes through, he will go to the right and head for the

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finishing line. 2.45 measure Macro the -- to buy 45 km to run.

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Bryukhankov is somehow keeping his second place and silver medal hopes

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are live a. He was 19 seconds down with two laps to go. He has only

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dropped another eight seconds and that is absolute guts and pure

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determination. He is refusing to give in, he is in all sorts of

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agony but he will not give it the second best. It would be a huge

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effort from the chasing back if they can close them what is a

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minute. -- close down. Backward Jonathan Brownlee. 10 third

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position in his own right that backward Jonathan Brownlee, in

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third position in his own right. -- back or with. The gap has and

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widened too much. He will hope he has timed his kick away from the

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Spaniard right and he can lead Gomes at a safe distance. -- Javier

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Gomez. The second of the Brownlee brother comes through transition.

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He has opened up a decent lead over Javier Gomez. It just over 40

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seconds to close on Bryukhankov before Jonathan Brownlee. It is a

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tough call, but the way Bryukhankov was running a, he looks so tired,

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just hanging on, pure inner strength that the moment, so there

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must be a chance for Jonathan did take that. But he is against it at

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the moment. Hauss, he seems to have fallen back. Alistair Brownlee

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can't go soon enough at the moment. He is almost home. He is into the

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last six or seven minutes of running down he is going to be

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acknowledged by this huge crowd here. Want 0.8 km to go, around the

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hairpin for the last time -- 1.8. He will see Bryukhankov coming the

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other way. He will also see his younger brother in the chase as

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well, as the athletes coming through a transition and see the

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one lap signed. -- signed. It is brightening up. The leading

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contenders could be welcomed back in a bit of sunshine, which would

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be nice up to the unpleasant weather of the last hour or so.

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can't speak highly enough of Bryukhankov, he is working so hard.

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You look at his face and think, how can you hold on, you are obviously

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suffering so much. And yet the stride and the pitch has not sought

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and does -- shortened, he is still driving with that up a body. He is

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refusing to give him, he wants that medal -- up a body. Backward the

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leader, No. 7 in the world standings at the moment -- a back

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home well serious race end London, where he dramatically drifted

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across the line in a state of semi- conscious best a year ago -- his

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home World Series race in London. The weather is drying up and for

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his grand finale and his run at two potential victory in Hyde Park. The

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others are still battling for the minor places, but none of them

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today, so far, able to match Alistair Brownlee, who has been in

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a class of his own. He was up there on the swim, in the top 10, as soon

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as they got on to the bike, he was there, holding it through and he

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has maintained it on the run. Around four minutes left, if that,

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and he knows, he is probably remember it what happened last year

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and thinking, that is not going to happen again, I am going to show

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that was a one-off. He has moved away now from Bryukhankov, we saw

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that happening there. I hope Bryukhankov hold on, because it has

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been a great effort. He went from the front of the run, he didn't sit

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back and think he could move through. We saw Jenkins did

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yesterday and we are seeing Alistair Brownlee do it today. --

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do it yesterday. The crowd beginning to get ready to welcome

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at home -- welcome him home. They are on their feet, starting to get

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ready with their horns and hooters to make him very welcome. Alistair

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Brownlee is on the right side of the Serpentine. It Bryukhankov is

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also on the northern bank. He looks like he will hold on to second

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position. Alistair drifts off towards his left, shadowed by the

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motorcycle with the camera on board. Looking for a bit of softness

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underfoot. Now, then, the final stages of this 2011 Hyde Park

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adventure, about to come to a close. Behind him, Alexander Bryukhankov

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has been a picture of pain, but a model of courage so far. What a

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performance from him. Will he hold on for second of will Jonathan

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Brownlee steal his thunder one more time? -- Paul will. It is a long

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gap for Jonathan Brownlee into the last lap. Alistair is about three

:54:10.:54:14.

minutes away from wedding. I am sure Bryukhankov will be able to

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maintain that -- away from winning. Here is the man running home. You

:54:20.:54:24.

can't guarantee Olympic selection, but to get the gold medal, to get

:54:24.:54:29.

that first place on the podium coming into the finish in Hyde Park,

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we will see that. Bryukhankov in second place, knowing if he has

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nearly got to the finish and the pain will stop, he will have a huge

:54:38.:54:44.

kudos to take home to his selectors. Jonathan Brownlee in third position

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on his own. It looks as though the brothers will once again graced the

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podium, this time together, in London. -- race. Alistair is on

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course for the victory, as he makes his final stages of this Hyde Park

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world championship series. Instead of going straight on through

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transition best time, he will keep right and take this little elbow up

:55:09.:55:13.

towards the finishing line. The others are still doing their work

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behind, trying to close the gap. Javier Gomez looks as though he

:55:17.:55:22.

will have to settle for 4th position today. $18,000 for the

:55:22.:55:32.
:55:32.:55:32.

winner, 13,000 for the second, 9,500 for third at 7004 4th. $7,000

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looks like what Javier Gomez well look -- taken today. But Alistair

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Brownlee can start to celebrate. A year ago, it ended in dramatic

:55:42.:55:46.

style as he ran out of speed and collapsed before the finishing line.

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In 2011, it has been completed with ease. He has got time to salute, to

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shake hands, to high-five the crowd. He is enjoying the celebrations. He

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jogs home with consummate ease. Alistair Brownlee, reduced to a

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snail's pace as he enjoys this moment. He makes it a golden double

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for Great Britain, on Saturday morning Helen Jenkins one the

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women's race, and on Sunday afternoon, Alistair Brownlee

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crosses the line to celebrate victory in the men's competition

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for Great Britain. With the white rose of Yorkshire, rather than the

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British flag. Here is a brave man coming through, thoroughly deserved

:56:36.:56:46.
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the acknowledgements. Well done, Alexander but that -- Bryukhankov.

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A courageous second place. Are we will wait and see the second of the

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Brownlee brother's home -- we will wait. It will be Jonathan taking

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third. There will be two Brownlee brothers on the world series

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champions podium in Hyde Park. What a weekend for Great Britain, for

:57:07.:57:11.

Helen Jenkins, for Alistair Brownlee and for Jonathan Brownlee,

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who joins him on the podium. First and third for the Brownlee boy is

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in Hyde Park. -- Boys. 1 and 3, what a weekend it has been

:57:25.:57:31.

for Team GB. Not forgetting Helen yesterday. It is absolutely amazing

:57:31.:57:36.

it, what a second before London 2012. The eyes of the world will be

:57:36.:57:38.

on the triathlon for Great Britain and with these two brothers,

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working together, but getting on the podium, it is on had offer.

:57:43.:57:53.
:57:53.:57:54.

Fantastic. Britain has shown how good it is. Come and join us... Oh,

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good it is. Come and join us... Oh, good it is. Come and join us... Oh,

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good it is. Come and join us... Oh, no. Congratulations,... Thank you.

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By Kadri speak, I am really knackered. -- I can barely speak. I

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got into that with five minutes to go but I am really pleased,

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absolutely shattered. I am so sorry we are running out of time but we

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will do a proper interview and that will be on the website. Thank you

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very much for Richard for keeping us company at giving us your inside.

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Thank you to the commentators. -- insight. Less than a year until

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London 2012 hits this town and almost a year to the day and tell

:58:39.:58:43.

Clare Balding introduces live coverage of the Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds and Castleford at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. Leeds have been Super League's Grand Final winners three times in the past four years but haven't won the Challenge Cup since 1999 and will be keen to get back to Wembley after a disappointing display in last year's final when they lost to Warrington. The Rhinos will be the favourites against Yorkshire rivals Castleford, who have not reached the Challenge Cup final for 19 years but who will be determined to give head coach Terry Matterson a memorable send-off with a visit to Wembley in his final season at the club.