Edmonton: Women's Race Triathlon: World Series


Edmonton: Women's Race

Coverage from the women's race at the World Triathlon Series grand final in Edmonton, Canada. This is the eighth and final leg of the series.


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Series grand final. After a global journey taking in seven countries

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over five months, the season ends here in Canada in a city which

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hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games. This week, Edmonton has welcomed

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more than 3000 athletes, with World Championship titles at state for the

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elites, the under 23 is, the paratriathlon eats and the amateur

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age-group is. Over the next couple of hours we are going to be focusing

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on elite women and with the absence of women's world champion from

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Britain, this year 's series has been dominated by one woman, Gwen

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Jorgensen, of the USA. COMMENTATOR: It was always inevitable that she

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would strike from the front. Fabulous work so far. Gwen Jorgensen

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is going to win round three at a canter! Picking off race after race.

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It was a straightforward... As easy as it comes, for somebody of her

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running ability. She has already made the break. She will win this

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series event in Chicago. She will take her fourth straight World

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Triathlon Series win. She has done it in some style her for

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back-to-back victories have helped her to build up a sizeable lead in

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the rankings, that means that she should win her first world title

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today. If the last races of the season have told us anything over

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the last couple of years, it is to expect the unexpected.

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COMMENTATOR: The grand final is going to decide where the title

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goes. She is ending her race, it is all over... Norton takes the series

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title in fourth today. Gwen Jorgensen, in the running to be

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the world champion today. CO-COMMENTATOR: Disastrous whim, she

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has got to be over two minutes down. Somebody has missed the box with the

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wet suit, that is a 15 second penalty. Huge pile-up. Gwen

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Jorgensen. This is a nightmare for the American. The champion of the

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world! A magnificent victory! 2014, anything can happen!

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Jorgensen, but Helen's season came to a disappointing and premature end

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in hamburg because of injury and then in Stockholm, it all went wrong

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for Jodi, as she trailed home in 16th. That enabled another American,

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Sarah Groff, stock on winner, to leapfrog Jodie in the rankings and

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in the race for the world title, it took the pressure off Gwen

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Jorgensen. Now all she needs to do is finish in the top 17 in Edmonton

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to be crowned world champion, the other girls are racing for the other

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two podium places. When Jorgensen's clear strength, her running style,

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to storm from the back of the field right up to the front, one of the

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most impressive sites in triathlon. Of the past couple of years she has

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been working hard to try to become more of a complete triathlete, how

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is she going to do on this course in Edmonton? We can speak with former

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Olympic champion Simon Whitfield, very first male Olympic triathlon

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champion. You have no wrinkles! You look fantastic! I would say that

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this is your home course, you are Canadian. It is a tougher course

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than people think, they underestimated, it is going to be an

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interesting men's and women's race. Compare it to another course. The

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hill that come straight out of the water like it does, the athletes

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have to come out of the swing, it is a long run to the bike. -- swim. You

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have got to be fit to come out of the hill and get yourself an

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position. The Brownlee brothers will be going for it but in the women's

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race, they will be trying to get away from when Jorgensen, they will

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want to put her under pressure. Especially the girls like Jodie

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Stimpson and Sarah Groff, they will try to break away from her. Do you

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think this course plays to their strengths? -- Gwen Jorgensen. I love

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the way the Jodie races, sticking to the front. Sarah is the same. I'm

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trying to put when Jorgensen under pressure, if I am them. This is the

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World Championships, this is a world final, it is not secure, she has the

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ability to storm from the back but of the girls put her under pressure

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and she makes mistakes than that title will be gone like that. It is

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not over until it is over. It is not over until it is over. We have seen

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what the champion elect can do in competition but over the last couple

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of years we have not been able to know Gwen Jorgensen the person until

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now. She has a gift. She is focused and she is driven. She is fun to be

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around. She takes it very seriously but you does not take herself too

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seriously. She does not enjoy the smaller lout spotlight that it

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brings. If she does something she will not do it by half. That is just

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though I am. It is crazy to think that I was working full-time as an

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accountant, did not have a road bike before 2010 but at the same time I

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grew up swimming and running, I always knew I wanted to be active. I

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met her in 2011, riding a bike full-time, I happen to be in

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Milwaukee, that is where she was living and working and training, she

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was gearing up for the Olympics, she qualified, I had no idea what she

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was doing. You could tell she had a talent that she was not using to her

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full potential. I looked at different training groups, Jamie

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Turner's group was amazing, all of the athletes so welcoming. You train

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with them, you push each other, everybody gets along. Post-Olympics

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in 2012, Gwen Jorgensen came to Australia where we live, she makes

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changes, she was quite open, looking globally at what was required.

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Fantastic gift, talent, she is probably somebody who was performing

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know when the best of our ability but you could see the potential. She

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was prepared to make the investment. So knowledgeable, every

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time he says something it makes me think and it makes me grow. I have

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been training with her for two years. We spend most days together.

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She is an amazing talent. It is not that she is special or anything, she

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literally just gets up every day and she does the work. A coach, Jamie,

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the two biggest assets to her. They are getting married in a month and

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we joke that Pat is going to change his name to Jorgensen, so that is

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what we call him all of the time! Without Pat, Gwen Jorgensen would

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not be here. I like to be around family and friends, and moving away

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for eight, nine months of the year, every year, it is really difficult,

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Pat said that he was willing to do it with me and that is the only

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reason I even gave it some consideration. COMMENTATOR: She is

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out on her own in a league of her own. She is very focused and driven

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when it comes to the sport and what it takes to do the best. She finds

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peace in her own thing and does not want to get distracted by what is

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around her going on. She's quite a down to earth person and we provide

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an environment which is not insular but it takes us away from everyone

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who would like to invade. I'm naturally introverted. This has made

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me a more outgoing person. Gwen Jorgensen will take her fourth

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straight World Triathlon Series win. I do not think she is thinking of

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being world champion, in 2013 she set down a list of goals, being

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world champions not one of them, she had a really good opportunity for

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that to happen in London. Unfortunately she crashed. We have a

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huge pile-up, to have gone down. She was pretty motivated last year after

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the misfortune. -- two have gone down. She knows that sport can be

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really fickle. Now that the Commonwealth Games are over,

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everyone on the starting line has been prepping for this race, it is

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going to be tough. What I have learned through the years is that

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you can never take anything for granted, I'm just trying to do the

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best I can. That is the trophy, waiting for a

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new world champion. Talking us through the action, Max Chilton and

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for one last time this season, Annie Emerson.

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COMMENTATOR: Welcome to Edmonton, Alberta, the World Triathlon Series

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and 42014 reaching climax here, the grand final. We are about 15 minutes

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from downtown Edmonton. A slightly peculiar bicycle course,

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211 kilometre laps, giving us a total of 22, climbing up behind the

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Alberta legislature building. A second feature on the bike, after

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the two laps, then there is five laps on a different loop, a very

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different look, giving us a total distance on two wheels of 43.2

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kilometres. So it is not the usual distance on two wheels of 43.2

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40, it is slightly extended for the grand final. It is a normal ten K

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run, that is represented by this red line on the animation. 10,000 metre

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run, four laps. It all takes place around this beautiful River Valley,

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North Saskatchewan River, in Edmonton. It is her title to win.

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She is way out in the standings, having dominated the series pretty

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much from start to finish. Number two, Sarah Groff, fresh from her

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first World Series win, in Stockholm. Beautiful conditions,

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blue sky. The grand final of the 2014 World Triathlon Series

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underway. Gwen Jorgensen, leads the standings,

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coming into the final event of the season. The big favourite to take

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the win. And to take the World Championship title. They begin with

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1500 metres swim. They are in the centre of the park,

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which provides the backdrop for this World Triathlon Series final meeting

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of 2014. Cold water in the lake. Wet suits being worn. Two laps of the

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water, will come out once, and then run along the carpet, and back onto

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the sand, before diving in the second lap. The second stage will

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involve a 43.2 kilometres cycle, 211 kilometre laps, and then for 5.3

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kilometre laps. Slightly quirky. -- four. And we will have a run

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completed over four 2.5 kilometre laps. These are spectacular scenes.

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CO-COMMENTATOR: Yes, what an exciting race. Gwen Jorgensen, she

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is the huge favourite here today. But of course in the Olympic Games

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in 2012 she went in as one of the podium favourites, great

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disappointment, punctured. Voted in 2013 last year when she was set to

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win the title, also crashed out. -- punctured. Will the pressure get to

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much for her? I do not know. It is a great field but we have got to look

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at some of these athletes and how they have peaked in the Commonwealth

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Games. Samuels, Reid, others, they all peaked for the race back in

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July, and perhaps coming into this race just a little bit tired...

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Lovely afternoon in this part of Alberta, we are 200 miles north of

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Calgary. I suppose you would call the midwest of Canada. Ideal

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swimming conditions, flat as a pancake. This woman's love that. It

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can put some of them off when it is choppy but this lake is flat as a

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pancake and lovely conditions overall. As a triathlete would you

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rather swim, assuming that the water is flat, would you rather have

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freshwater or would you prefer to have salt

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freshwater or would you prefer to is a good question, probably the

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lake water is better, because the salt is going to annoy you overall,

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it can get in the goggles and Sting. Once you have the wet suit on, does

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not make a difference Once you have the wet suit on, does

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salt or normal lake water. The wet suit is going to aid. If you do not

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have a wet suit on, you would prefer the salty water. Just got a shot of

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Angela Hewitt, she was runner-up in stock on behind Sarah Groff in the

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sprint, it was Sarah Groff who took the gold, Angela Hewitt the silver,

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Nicky Samuels, the bronze, and missing out in force, Kristin

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Sweeting. Another American was fifth. All of those triathletes are

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in the field today. Mentioning Angela Hewitt, New Zealand, such an

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experienced athlete, only three women racing today that have

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actually won medals at World Championships, we do not have a

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former world champion in the race. Hewitt has won three previous

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medals, a bronze and two silver. Last year, Stimpson, 2013, winning

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the silver. Sarah Groff, bronze, 2011, currently in silver

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the silver. Sarah Groff, bronze, position at the moment. One of the

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strongest tremors, if not the strongest swimmer in the field, the

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girlfriend of Mario Mola, it is Riederer. Marion Moeller has an

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outside chance in the men's tomorrow. -- Marian Moeller has an

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outside chance in the men's tomorrow. -- Mario Mola.

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Angela Hewitt has had a good start. You can see the standings below:

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I wonder if Gwen Jorgensen is with the second group, you can see top

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left, making the turn and diving back into the water, she may have

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become removed from the leaders. May have done a little bit, still a big

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group, we only went down to 11. I imagine she is in there somewhere.

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Sarah Haskins racing here one, perhaps good tactics from team USA.

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We have not seen her for a long time. She went off and she had a

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baby. As far as I knew, she was not due to race here until a few weeks

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ago, they probably brought her in. It could be likely, I do not think

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Gwen Jorgensen needs that kind of help, but if you have a puncture,

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just as Stuart Hayes did for the Brownlee brothers in the Olympics,

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always handy to have a domestic, if you know the title is well within

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your grasp, you do not want to take any risks. 32, Margaret Vanek,

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Hungary, up near the front. With Carolina route here from Spain.

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Stand-up paddle borders, the latest craze, they like to be called SUP.

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There is no wind and no waves to hamper progress, we expect this to

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be a pretty swift swim today. The bike may not be as quick as this.

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Interesting bike course, 43 point... 43.2 kilometres, a little

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bit extra to what they are used to. It is to laps, and then for laps. We

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hope that their brains are working! -- it is two laps and then four

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laps. I find that difficult to figure out myself. There is a

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testing hill. It is not a tough bike course but it is going to test some

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of the weaker cyclists. We are used to seeing flat courses around the

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world, Auckland has a climb, Yokohama, London, all of them flat.

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Chicago, flat. Thinking back to all of the races we have seen. Hamburg,

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another flat one. Good to see a tough climb in the Commonwealth

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Games. Stockholm has a climb towards the end of each lap. Today is going

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to be quite a test. We have a big group forming. Probably 25 to 30

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swimmers, at the front. That could translate into quite a big group,

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when they come out of the group and head for the bikes. We expect to CAD

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Saint pack forming at the start of the 43 K run. It is a fast swim, no

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doubt, they are out in nine minutes. -- we expect to see a big pack

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forming. I have seen previously that the time

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to the women has been around 18 minutes, or just under. Quick,

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certainly to the women's race. Coming to the next turn, this will

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send them back towards the far side of the island. Heading towards the

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beach for the exit. To conclude the lap. And then, the 43 K bike, and

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after getting on that, they will follow the road towards the exit,

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and they will merge left, gentle left-hand turn, taking them on to

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the access road. Across the bridge, and then when they get off the

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bridge they will be on the River Rally vote. -- River Valley Road.

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Then they will turn left and then the climb begins at the front of the

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Alberta legislative ground and around the back of the Alberta

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legislative State building. That is the toughest part of the course and

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we will see that several times. Yes, this is a great venue. It has

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everything, it has a testing bicycle. The run is not totally

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flat, testing after the hard bike course. In Edmonton they know

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exactly what they are doing. It is a second location, second country ever

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to hold a World Championship, Perth has held two and Edmonton, so no

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other country has held two. They know what they are doing. In terms

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of the world title, which is up for grabs, Gwen Jorgensen has been so

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dominant all season. She has got to finish inside of the top 16, that is

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the kind of margin Pharaoh they have. -- margin for error. If she

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finishes inside the top 16, she will be the winner, at times she has

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problems with her bicycle. Crashing in London last year, we already

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mentioned she had a puncture during the Olympic travelling in Hyde Park,

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she will be hoping to avoid any incidents on two wheels. That is

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quite a comfortable position to be in. The only way effectively,

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assuming she does not come 17th, the only way somebody else could win the

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world title today is if when your guns and does not finish the race.

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Barring a disaster she has got to have a complete meltdown, which will

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not happen, we have seen her in the interviews, in the prerace, we saw

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her on the start line, she looked very relaxed. She thinks this is her

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turn. Four consecutive wins that she had in the series. She really

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deserves it. You cannot discount her, she may come off the bicycle to

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minutes down, and yet you know that she can still eat her way up through

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the field and close the gap, and over ten kilometres in particular,

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over five: It is of course it is more straightforward for her, but

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over ten kilometres she has got time, and she can close the gap. You

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cannot discount her, she has taken massive chunks of time out of her

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opponents during the course of the season. We have got so used to

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seeing it. Sarah Groff, the winner of the stock on Sprint last weekend,

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ahead of Hewitt and Nicky Samuels. She was absolutely delighted with

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that win. Having been so close. Her boyfriend is a member of the USA

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track and field team. He came to watch are had taken the time. It was

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a very happy moments. An athlete I love to watch race, incredibly

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strong, what she lacks is a little bit of self belief, and I think the

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result in Stockholm will have given her the extra belief that she needs.

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She is slightly shocked when she does! But she deserves it, she is

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one of the best in the world. I'm excited to see her race here. Just

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what you are saying about the run, Gwen Jorgensen, needing about two

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minutes. On a slightly -- one of the slightly weaker runners, you can see

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her, having a fight, she has some fate, she has somebody right next to

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her. It is tight, very tight. We have found that -- we have found

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Gwen Jorgensen, it can take a while to see her. They should wear

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swimming caps with their national flags on, Matthew Pinsent came up

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with that, it would make things so easy. Canadian Maple Leaf, union

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flag, stars and stripes, etc. And then with a number to boot, it would

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be so much easier to pick out the swimmers. They used to do something

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similar with coloured hats but they had to do something different,

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because athletes could be targeted in the water! They may have an idea

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of who they are summing next to, but not for sure. And that is number 39,

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that is... Yes, the Spaniard, she is traditionally first out of the

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water, and she does make it with the leaders generally towards the end of

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it, second transition, hanging up her bike and things inevitably go

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backwards for her. That is the Spanish competitor, Carolina

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Routier. A cardiac problem for the boyfriend of Angela Hewitt, Lauren

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Vidal, she had a very difficult mid part of the season, dreadful news

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for her, he is improving all of the time. They get to the end of the

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swim. Carolina Routier a has led since they began. She is first to

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break across the sand to head to the transition. Then there is a group

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behind, including Margit Vanek. Now, Gwen Jorgensen is with the

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leaders. What a group it is. Did you catch

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Jodie Stimpson? I did not catch her name coming up on the leaderboard as

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they came through. We will find out what has happened to her a little

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bit later on but meanwhile they come in the swim. The Canadians with

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Wendy focus on Kirsten Sweetland. Gwen Jorgensen, arriving, looking

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pretty comfortable with the golden number one on her upper arms, time

:25:59.:26:06.

for multitasking. Dumping it in the box, needs to make sure that hits

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the target. Cycle helmet goes on, those up the line, shoes already

:26:12.:26:15.

attached to the pedals and now there is a steady stream of cyclists

:26:16.:26:19.

leaving transition after the swim, and heading out on to the first of

:26:20.:26:29.

these 211 K laps, to be followed by four 5.3 laps, and I hope that it

:26:30.:26:35.

will all become clearer as the race unfolds. --'s 11 kilometre laps.

:26:36.:26:46.

-- two 11 kilometre laps. Gwen Jorgensen looking very relaxed, not

:26:47.:26:53.

rushing at all, she knows she has got to play it safe. She has got to

:26:54.:26:58.

put two minutes into the best runners. The average pack runners,

:26:59.:27:01.

they need three or four minutes on her. This front pack, Kirsten

:27:02.:27:06.

Sweetland, and as you mentioned earlier, she really has come into

:27:07.:27:09.

her own this year 's. Fantastic athlete, former world junior

:27:10.:27:14.

championship. Out with injury for around five years. Certainly an

:27:15.:27:18.

athlete I really rate and I think that she's going to be a big threat.

:27:19.:27:30.

They have just turned left, and Gwen Jorgensen, she very nearly collided

:27:31.:27:34.

with the motorcycle camera. That would have been a dreadful start.

:27:35.:27:40.

There was a yelp and the sudden diversion to the left. Goodness,

:27:41.:27:44.

that was close. I hope your gains and do any damage. -- Jorgensen

:27:45.:27:52.

didn't do any damage. She is pushing hard to bridge the gap to the

:27:53.:27:57.

leading group. A scary moment indeed, and it goes to show that

:27:58.:28:00.

that bit of extra pressure, she wants it so much and has been close

:28:01.:28:05.

twice before to being in this position, and here we can see the

:28:06.:28:09.

gap, a big pack of around 15 athletes, and they are chasing the

:28:10.:28:17.

second group. , I think that is Gwen Jorgensen. They are on the bridge,

:28:18.:28:21.

on the left-hand lane. It is Jorgensen. She has the leaders in

:28:22.:28:26.

her light, so not dashing her side, so not a bad start for Jorgensen. --

:28:27.:28:35.

so not a bad start for Jorgensen. A bit of a spaghetti Junction affair

:28:36.:28:42.

here as they come back and down and under the road. After they crossed

:28:43.:28:47.

the bridge, they merge onto the valley road for a flat 1500 metres,

:28:48.:28:51.

and then they will turn left and client. I would like to see a bit

:28:52.:29:00.

more urgency in the front pack. If they turned round and saw the Gwen

:29:01.:29:04.

Jorgensen was 50 metres back, they would work harder, but it doesn't

:29:05.:29:08.

look like anyone is working hard. Gwen Jorgensen is in good company.

:29:09.:29:12.

The second pack has caught up with her, so that will help her out no

:29:13.:29:17.

end. About 200 metres there, I would say, between first and second packs

:29:18.:29:22.

and the first contains Gwen Jorgensen. I think it is about ten

:29:23.:29:27.

seconds between the leaders and chasers. The leaders include Lucy

:29:28.:29:36.

Hall, Matt Allwright is up there. Paula Finley from Canada is up there

:29:37.:29:41.

with the leaders. She has been someone who to three years ago was

:29:42.:29:46.

touted as being the next big thing, but we have not seen much of this

:29:47.:29:52.

season. In 2010, I thought that was somebody we would be watching in the

:29:53.:29:55.

future and she had five victories in the period of 2010 until 2011 and

:29:56.:30:01.

then had a horrible hip injury that was managed very poorly. I did not

:30:02.:30:06.

think we would see her back racing but she has just joined ranks with

:30:07.:30:11.

Lindley, because she won the World Championship race in 2001 and is now

:30:12.:30:22.

coaching Paula Finley. The animation here is showing you the difference

:30:23.:30:29.

between the chasers and the leaders as Sarah Groff... No, that is her

:30:30.:30:40.

see of the USA. We will go back to the front of the chasing group. It

:30:41.:30:46.

is a middle order in the chase group. Jorgensen is tucked in there.

:30:47.:30:51.

I definitely higher pace from the chasers than we saw from the

:30:52.:30:55.

leaders, so certainly making inroads, or making inroads to the

:30:56.:31:00.

leaders and I think that gap and 13 seconds is coming down, shrinking

:31:01.:31:06.

all the time. Pamela Lee Viera pushing the pack. She is known as a

:31:07.:31:12.

swimmer -- Pamela Olly bearer. A lot of people talking about how strong

:31:13.:31:15.

she has been on the bike. We can see the deficit had shrunk. Around five

:31:16.:31:20.

or ten seconds between first and second. They are right out into the

:31:21.:31:26.

main city roads of Edmonton. The traffic has been shut down on the

:31:27.:31:32.

Saturday afternoon as they start a steady climb and it is quite a tough

:31:33.:31:41.

climb, severe climb up and around the Alberta legislative building.

:31:42.:31:44.

They will have a right turn at the top, followed by three left turns,

:31:45.:31:49.

then they go through an underground tunnel leading to a high level

:31:50.:31:57.

Bridge. I am just naming these landmarks although some of you might

:31:58.:32:00.

know your way around the city of Edmonton. Here is the left-hander at

:32:01.:32:05.

the top. That is the front pack, just about catching up. More scenic

:32:06.:32:16.

part of the triathlon. It looks like a mini White House, the legislative

:32:17.:32:24.

building of Alberto -- Alberta. You can see the distant splashing up,

:32:25.:32:27.

the distance that is ticking down since they started the ride. It is a

:32:28.:32:36.

quirky number. 43.2 with the different laps involved. Just

:32:37.:32:43.

noticing Kirsten Sweetland, in Stockholm last week, she was

:32:44.:32:47.

obviously under par with a cold, but very strong on the bike as we saw in

:32:48.:32:51.

the Commonwealth Games. A surprise to see her sitting at the back of

:32:52.:32:56.

the pack. It could suggest that she has not totally recovered from the

:32:57.:33:02.

cold she had. They ride straight in front of the main entrance to the

:33:03.:33:07.

Alberta legislative building. A couple of ramps have been covered

:33:08.:33:10.

over with carpet to make sure the ride is a little bit smoother. They

:33:11.:33:16.

will come back one more time, and is that Jorgensen? Just slightly

:33:17.:33:22.

pushing as she might have a problem with her gears. She doesn't look so

:33:23.:33:27.

comfortable and seems to be struggling with the course. It is

:33:28.:33:33.

technical, it is hilly and we know she does not have that much

:33:34.:33:35.

experience in biking. She's only been racing since 2010 but she has

:33:36.:33:40.

proved through the season that she has improved dramatically, and we

:33:41.:33:46.

have seen a few crashes and inexperienced mistakes. She has

:33:47.:33:54.

have seen a few crashes and but she said she only bought her

:33:55.:33:59.

first road bike in 2010, which is incredibly recent somebody now the

:34:00.:34:01.

first road bike in 2010, which is top of their triathlon standings.

:34:02.:34:09.

Now they come face-to-face with the rage drivers caught in the queues

:34:10.:34:14.

because part of road network was shot off -- shot off but it won't be

:34:15.:34:18.

good too long because they only do this lap twice. Two laps of 11

:34:19.:34:23.

kilometres, and this course is proving to be a bit harder than some

:34:24.:34:28.

of the athletes might have liked. Just looking here. Hewitt is tucked

:34:29.:34:32.

in nicely. Lucy Hall from Great Britain, and no sign of Jodie

:34:33.:34:46.

Stimpson yet. Difficult to catch the names and numbers at high speed

:34:47.:34:50.

here. We hope to get a full list of runners and riders as they cross the

:34:51.:34:54.

finishing line at the end of the first lap. They are hidden away from

:34:55.:35:01.

us now. The pace for me has definitely picked up. Somebody has

:35:02.:35:06.

committed to making this bike race hard and fast, and why not? That is

:35:07.:35:13.

why you are there. In such a strong position in the rankings, but it is

:35:14.:35:16.

still open. If she does not finish in the top 16, and it's not over

:35:17.:35:23.

until the fat lady sings. Lucy Hall is on the front, getting a bit

:35:24.:35:29.

annoyed with some of the athletes who are not moving. She's very

:35:30.:35:32.

vocal. I don't blame her. She's saying they've got a gap and let's

:35:33.:35:38.

make the most of it. A bit of an argument between Lucy Hall and some

:35:39.:35:44.

of the others. A bit of Alistair Brownlee action. 28 seconds is the

:35:45.:35:49.

gap to Jorgensen. We are wondering if she has a problem. She seems to

:35:50.:35:54.

be pushing a big idea. Maybe she had a technical issue, but she's OK. 28

:35:55.:35:59.

seconds off the pace, but not too much for her to worry about. They

:36:00.:36:03.

have finished crossing through the so-called high level Bridge which

:36:04.:36:08.

gives expansive views of the river valley below and then they hit 80

:36:09.:36:19.

seventh Ave here, coming towards the University of Edmonton area. This is

:36:20.:36:22.

the front pack. Some of the athletes have ridden up from the second

:36:23.:36:25.

pack, but some have been dropped, the likes of Jorgensen but she has

:36:26.:36:30.

dropped back and we have the Kiwi athletes. Nicky Samuels and Kate

:36:31.:36:34.

Matt Allwright will stop is that Hewitt? Samuels having that

:36:35.:36:43.

fantastic race, first time on the podium. And Hewitt is really taking

:36:44.:36:49.

the race on. For me, one of those athletes you can never discount. So

:36:50.:36:58.

much experience and so consistent. That is where we are. We have one

:36:59.:37:05.

down? Who is that? Is it Jorgensen? No, it's not Jorgensen. Somebody has

:37:06.:37:12.

hit the deck hard. This is worrying. It looks like number 21 from Japan.

:37:13.:37:18.

Yes, it is. A strong athlete, great racing this year. Fourth in

:37:19.:37:21.

Yokohama, and that is a nasty crash will stop she hit the curb. She hit

:37:22.:37:29.

the curb with her right shoulder, and that, home my goodness, that is

:37:30.:37:35.

gushing blood. Thankfully somebody is there with a bottle of water to

:37:36.:37:40.

keep it clean and stem the flow and hopefully the medics will be there

:37:41.:37:48.

sharply. That is a nasty fall. She has had a really consistent season.

:37:49.:37:54.

She is the first serious casualty of this tight, technical course so far.

:37:55.:38:04.

Juri Ide, her team-mate is riding alongside Sarah Groff at the back.

:38:05.:38:14.

Olivera is there as well. Sarah Groff still in contention for the

:38:15.:38:18.

title. Surprised she is not further up the front. You don't want to get

:38:19.:38:22.

too far back. If somebody makes a break, you have to be near the front

:38:23.:38:30.

to go with it. I saw the number one on the triathlete's arm, and I

:38:31.:38:34.

wondered if it was the one that belongs to Jorgensen, then I

:38:35.:38:36.

remembered it was a golden number one and it couldn't be. Thankfully

:38:37.:38:42.

it is not Jorgensen, but that was a really heavy fall. Lucy Hall, on the

:38:43.:38:50.

front, and she knows that they have to bike hard. She finished ninth in

:38:51.:38:57.

Stockholm, which was her first top ten in the World Triathlon Series,

:38:58.:39:00.

and great to see her really rallying the group and making them work. I

:39:01.:39:05.

don't think she will give anybody an easy time. Various Sarah Groff, and

:39:06.:39:13.

we know Jorgensen is number one. We know that Groff is number two. Where

:39:14.:39:20.

is Jodie Stimpson, number three? She had did not finish in Stockholm last

:39:21.:39:23.

weekend and failed to finish the sprint distance. We are wondering

:39:24.:39:29.

where she is positioned within the final race of the season in

:39:30.:39:34.

Edmonton. It is a shame if she does not finish well up in the race. She

:39:35.:39:38.

has had a fantastic season and is still ranked third in the world.

:39:39.:39:42.

There is something to be said for winning a gold medal, the

:39:43.:39:46.

Commonwealth Games, in Scotland. Virtually on home soil, and perhaps

:39:47.:39:52.

the media stuff afterwards, we know she is a disciplined athlete, but

:39:53.:39:58.

perhaps a little bit worn out. Her season started in Auckland where she

:39:59.:40:02.

took the first race, then Cape Town. Perhaps just a little bit fatigued

:40:03.:40:08.

as we reach September and the end of the triathlon season, certainly for

:40:09.:40:14.

these athletes. I think I did her a disservice by saying she did not

:40:15.:40:17.

finish in Stockholm. She did not finish in the top ten, but she did

:40:18.:40:23.

finish the race. For us, so unusual not to see her in the top ten. She

:40:24.:40:28.

is always up there, even if she is having an off day, she is around the

:40:29.:40:36.

top five. Paula Finlay, and her coach who won the World

:40:37.:40:39.

Championships in 2001 will be very happy with her performance. She said

:40:40.:40:43.

she was not going to the victory, she was going in to get the feeling

:40:44.:40:47.

of racing again, and to just enjoy it. She had such a disappointing

:40:48.:40:54.

time for over three years. Back to the park where it all began, the

:40:55.:40:59.

lead group having negotiated the majority of the first lap of 11

:41:00.:41:04.

kilometres, so they will have to do it again. It has been a funny old

:41:05.:41:10.

ride with a bit of city, a bit of river bank, the countryside, and

:41:11.:41:15.

downtown Edmonton is featuring as well, crossing rivers that would be

:41:16.:41:20.

normally clogged with traffic. A real mix of scenery for the

:41:21.:41:27.

triathletes in Edmonton. Paula Finlay at the back of the front

:41:28.:41:33.

group. The two Germans just keeping out of trouble. Nicky Samuels is in

:41:34.:41:39.

front of them. Olivera at the back of the lead group, and there is the

:41:40.:41:43.

chasing group which contains the world number one, Gwen Jorgensen.

:41:44.:41:49.

And she has a bit of a rash on her left thigh which we spotted. We

:41:50.:41:56.

think that is damage that might have been done today, or it was an injury

:41:57.:42:01.

picked up earlier. It looked like a bit of road rash, and I might have

:42:02.:42:04.

got it wrong, but I wonder if we've missed something. We talked about

:42:05.:42:10.

going behind the TV bike, and maybe something happened. But as we said,

:42:11.:42:14.

she has to finish in the top 16, and she is still quite capable of that.

:42:15.:42:24.

Alice Betto takes it up at the front. A good swimmer, good rider.

:42:25.:42:29.

Especially when it is down to 10,000 metre run. The time difference is

:42:30.:42:36.

still, as far as Jorgensen is concerned, a very manageable 41

:42:37.:42:41.

seconds. That is still within her capabilities, and a gap she can

:42:42.:42:45.

close down by that time she finishes this cycle and gets on to start the

:42:46.:42:55.

10,000 metre run. We see that people will have an earpiece and they will

:42:56.:42:59.

get information from their team directors, but it's different in

:43:00.:43:02.

triathlon. You do not have that with the swimming, and I wonder what the

:43:03.:43:11.

likes of Groff is thinking that Gwen Jorgensen is not there. Is there

:43:12.:43:14.

someone in the coaching team that wants to say, back off, let her get

:43:15.:43:19.

back on, but Sarah Groff is still in contention and she will not hang

:43:20.:43:26.

back but she is not doing when any favours. Andrea Hewitt is the

:43:27.:43:30.

leader. The front group is separated by just

:43:31.:43:54.

four seconds, and then will be another 36 or 37 seconds down to the

:43:55.:44:00.

chasers. We will get a full check on the members of the chasing group as

:44:01.:44:03.

and when they cross in the transition. Here they come, the

:44:04.:44:10.

chasers, and that includes Jodie Stimpson. We get our first official

:44:11.:44:16.

sighting of Stimson. Jorgensen, Sweetland there as well -- Stimpson.

:44:17.:44:23.

45 seconds off the pace. Jodie Stimpson is with them as well. That

:44:24.:44:28.

is interesting that Jodie is there with Gwen Jorgensen, because they

:44:29.:44:34.

are real rivals, real competitors in the race. Jodie is third, Gwen is

:44:35.:44:40.

third but as they stand, Gwen Jorgensen will beat Jodie because

:44:41.:44:43.

she only needs to finish in the top 16 to in finish the overall title,

:44:44.:44:46.

and that is what the figures tell us. Back with the leaders on their

:44:47.:44:52.

second long lap. To remind you, there are two long lapse to give us

:44:53.:44:57.

half the distance in the triathlon there are two long lapse to give us

:44:58.:45:04.

road race, the cycle section. 22 kilometres in total on this

:45:05.:45:07.

particular course. Then they will go on the short loop, and this is the

:45:08.:45:14.

bridge which takes them across the North Saskatchewan River. Sweetland

:45:15.:45:23.

is out, the Canadian. She is off her bike. And I do not know if she fell

:45:24.:45:30.

or has picked up an injury, but her season ends there and that is

:45:31.:45:35.

clearly an emotionally droning -- training time for Kirsten Sweetland

:45:36.:45:44.

who was silver medallist behind Jodie Stimpson and desperately

:45:45.:45:47.

wanted to do well on home turf, but she will not finish today. Fourth in

:45:48.:45:51.

Stockholm last weekend, Kirsten Sweetland. That is hugely

:45:52.:45:57.

disappointing. I have read a lot of what she has written, and she cannot

:45:58.:46:00.

believe she is back racing, and hopefully this will be a blip in

:46:01.:46:06.

what is an amazing career. She is an amazing athlete. We saw her take the

:46:07.:46:10.

silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and was fourth

:46:11.:46:25.

last weekend. I guess, like the British triathletes and the

:46:26.:46:30.

Australians on the New Zealanders, the Commonwealth game was a feature

:46:31.:46:36.

of it for Kirsten Sweetland, and she was on the podium, so she will be

:46:37.:46:42.

disappointed with today's abandonment, but she will look back

:46:43.:46:46.

on the season with pride when she has had a chance to get over the

:46:47.:46:52.

tears. I cannot work out if that is Hewitt's nodding head. Sometimes

:46:53.:46:56.

when athletes get in a rhythm, they get frustrated with other athletes,

:46:57.:47:00.

but good to see her appear. She has put herself in a great position to

:47:01.:47:08.

take a medal overall. Number 46 is Kate Mackle Roy of New Zealand. --

:47:09.:47:22.

Mackle Roy Bash McIlroy. -- McIlroy. She thought she would give triathlon

:47:23.:47:25.

alone -- ago because she was getting too many injuries on the track.

:47:26.:47:32.

Golfers paradise. They passed a few golf courses, the Mayfair golf club

:47:33.:47:37.

is one of them. That is alongside the North sat capture one river. A

:47:38.:47:42.

more scenic part of the course -- North Saskatchewan River. Then they

:47:43.:47:48.

get into the grind and grit of Saturday afternoon, and then they

:47:49.:47:53.

have the client to come up towards the domed building -- the climb.

:47:54.:47:59.

Then they go across the bridge that gives them the views across the

:48:00.:48:05.

river at 43 kilometres per hour. That is the speed of these athletes.

:48:06.:48:10.

It is quite a big group, the front group. Then there will be the big

:48:11.:48:20.

group working and group. Then there will be the big

:48:21.:48:22.

be committed. Otherwise the athletes get frustrated. Here on the hill is

:48:23.:48:27.

where we will see more get frustrated. Here on the hill is

:48:28.:48:31.

because that is where the damage was done in the first lap. The two

:48:32.:48:40.

Germans have not left each other's side for 15 kilometres or so that

:48:41.:48:44.

they have been riding, and the two New Zealanders behind them, McIlroy

:48:45.:48:50.

and Andrea Hewitt near the front, and Clark as well. For New

:48:51.:48:58.

Zealanders are in the lead group. Hewitt takes it up on the climb with

:48:59.:49:04.

Juri Ide of Japan is next best, working hard now. Hewitt is making a

:49:05.:49:13.

good job of the climb, and she enjoyed Glasgow and likes a

:49:14.:49:16.

challenging course and is working really hard. Samuels is right at the

:49:17.:49:21.

back of the pack. The other team member who did so well in

:49:22.:49:27.

Stockholm. Lucy Hall in third, the best of the British triathletes so

:49:28.:49:31.

far today. Just Hall and Stimpson in the field with Aileen Reid from

:49:32.:49:38.

Ireland. Such a shame not to see the other British athletes like Stanford

:49:39.:49:45.

and Jenkins. Holland as well. But that is racing for you. That is

:49:46.:49:50.

elite sport. Three of the top athletes did well when they return,

:49:51.:49:55.

like Helen Jenkins after a long time out following the injury that took a

:49:56.:49:58.

long time to be diagnosed following the Olympics. We will look at Gwen

:49:59.:50:06.

Jorgensen. 41 seconds the last time we got the checkpoint time in front

:50:07.:50:12.

of the legislative building. 51 seconds is still in her grasp. It's

:50:13.:50:16.

growing, but not impossibly so, the gap. Not a disaster. She would not

:50:17.:50:23.

have liked to see herself there at this point in the race, but 51

:50:24.:50:27.

seconds, if she can keep it below two minutes, this World Championship

:50:28.:50:35.

title is surely hers. We have got plenty of triathletes on the sick

:50:36.:50:37.

list from the British point of view. Helen Jenkins, who returned to

:50:38.:50:43.

competitive action and finished third in Auckland and backed it up

:50:44.:50:47.

with second behind Jodie Stimpson in Cape Town, and Non Stanford, who won

:50:48.:50:54.

the world title in Hyde Park this time last year. Am I right in

:50:55.:50:57.

thinking she had a stop and go penalty? Then it was stopped, and

:50:58.:51:06.

she was made to stand still for 15 seconds and the similar event to

:51:07.:51:12.

what happened to Jonathan Brownlee. She took the 15 second punishment at

:51:13.:51:19.

the grand final a year ago, but sadly we have not seen her competing

:51:20.:51:26.

ones so far. We know she was at the Commonwealth Games commentating, and

:51:27.:51:30.

we hope she continues her recovery and will return to racing in the 20

:51:31.:51:38.

15th season. We don't know when it starts. We know it finishes in

:51:39.:51:47.

Chicago, but we have no more dates and venues yet. A few athletes have

:51:48.:51:54.

said they don't like so many sprint races in the World Triathlon Series,

:51:55.:51:58.

so I wonder if the ITU will finish that. These guys are used to racing

:51:59.:52:07.

over two hours, and it has been a tough year in terms of travel. They

:52:08.:52:13.

had to go to Cape Town, then Yokohama, and a lot of the athletes,

:52:14.:52:18.

having raced in Stockholm, in Europe, that is an eight hour time

:52:19.:52:24.

difference. That is a tough time to race well with a week of recovery.

:52:25.:52:30.

Round six was hamburg, round seven was Stockholm and they are back on

:52:31.:52:34.

the other side of the world for the grand finale, so a lot of crossing

:52:35.:52:37.

of the Atlantic Ocean to make the races. Most of these triathletes

:52:38.:52:42.

don't travel business class. It is not at that level yet. No, I had

:52:43.:52:48.

anything too many of these guys earn the money to travel business class.

:52:49.:52:52.

Gwen Jorgensen, I recognise her style, just behind Aileen Reid.

:52:53.:52:59.

Jodie Stimpson is there as well, the number 58, I think that is Flora

:53:00.:53:07.

Duffy from Bermuda. A strong rider. She will be helping the girls out.

:53:08.:53:12.

But we have seen on the climb where the athletes drop-off, they cannot

:53:13.:53:17.

hang on. It is a long climb. Flora Duffy from Bermuda was eighth in the

:53:18.:53:23.

Commonwealth Games. The chasing group are being pushed along by

:53:24.:53:30.

Jodie Stimpson. This bridge is high above the river and you don't want

:53:31.:53:33.

to look down, and you don't have much chance. It is up on stilts.

:53:34.:53:38.

They are completing the river crossing before they had up towards

:53:39.:53:42.

the university area, and then they turn right to go back to the park,

:53:43.:53:49.

and that will complete this long lap section of the 43.2 alarm at a bike

:53:50.:53:55.

ride. It is tough for the athletes but they will have done their

:53:56.:53:58.

homework. It's your responsibility to know how many laps you have to

:53:59.:54:03.

do. Gwen Jorgensen still struggling to hang onto the pack. She is a tall

:54:04.:54:07.

and slim athlete but perhaps won't enjoy the climbs as much as say

:54:08.:54:15.

Andrea Hewitt. It's a lot tougher for at all athlete to climb the

:54:16.:54:23.

hills than the smaller athletes. It doesn't look like she is enjoying

:54:24.:54:26.

herself today, but she just asked to hang on to hang onto the group and

:54:27.:54:32.

keep the distance to a minimum, or as small as possible, around two

:54:33.:54:35.

minutes, which will give her the title for sure. Somewhere in the

:54:36.:54:48.

concrete jungle of the world 's best triathletes. -- are the world 's

:54:49.:55:01.

best triathletes. They complete this second, long circuit of the city.

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It looks like Paula Findlay is doing a good job of hanging on in this

:55:09.:55:16.

race, her first time back racing in the World Triathlon Series since

:55:17.:55:24.

2011, over three years now. Lucy Hall taking it up at the front of

:55:25.:55:31.

the field. Hewitt, not far behind. Beto of Italy is taking her turn to

:55:32.:55:34.

push them along -- Alice Betto. As they head back towards the park for

:55:35.:55:40.

the end of this second lap, then they have the four short laps of

:55:41.:55:46.

five and a half kilometres each. Now is the time the concentration

:55:47.:55:49.

because it will be a different navigation system required for the

:55:50.:55:54.

next lap. I don't think we have ever seen this before here, the different

:55:55.:56:01.

lengths of laps on the bike. I don't think we have. I think what will

:56:02.:56:05.

happen in transition, when they come through and take the next lap, there

:56:06.:56:09.

will be somebody there saying that the two longer laps are done and

:56:10.:56:12.

then they will go to for laps. Hopefully they will be well directed

:56:13.:56:17.

and they won't have anybody going of course. By the time they complete

:56:18.:56:21.

the second lap back in the Park, they will be about halfway through

:56:22.:56:29.

the bike leg. So with 23.7 kilometres still to ride. Going to

:56:30.:56:37.

be interesting to see the time difference. Still 17 and it was a

:56:38.:56:42.

group of 18. It is a group of six within the chase pack. They are led

:56:43.:56:47.

at the moment by Jodie Stimpson. The winner in Auckland and Cape Town,

:56:48.:56:52.

Stimpson then had an accident when she tripped over her bike in

:56:53.:56:58.

transition in Yokohama. Paula Findlay hanging off the back as they

:56:59.:57:02.

come down the hill. If you haven't raced for a while, you need to get

:57:03.:57:05.

back in the swing, get used to riding in the pack and descending

:57:06.:57:10.

fast. Just hanging off the back and playing it safe. The manicured

:57:11.:57:17.

fast. Just hanging off the back and of the golf course alongside. Now

:57:18.:57:22.

they start to see the blue and white, signalling that the central

:57:23.:57:26.

hub area of transition is approaching. This is going to give

:57:27.:57:34.

us a chance to check on the time difference between the leaders and

:57:35.:57:44.

the chases, and it is 41 seconds midway through the first lap, 51

:57:45.:57:47.

through the second, by the end of the second lap, we expected to have

:57:48.:57:55.

grown a little further. -- chasers. Gwen Jorgensen will be hoping not

:57:56.:57:57.

too much. They have got to circumnavigate the

:57:58.:58:12.

lake where the swim took place earlier, then they have got to go

:58:13.:58:16.

back one more time, before the short laps, and the gap has not grown too

:58:17.:58:21.

much between the legislative building and the flat finish,

:58:22.:58:26.

54 seconds. Only three seconds greater, the gap between the leaders

:58:27.:58:30.

and the chasers. Certainly a few seconds down, putting quite a lot of

:58:31.:58:33.

time into them. Lucy Wall still giving

:58:34.:58:53.

instructions, still pointing down. She seems unhappy with things. --

:58:54.:59:01.

Lucy Hall. I would say, good on her, for getting the girls to work,

:59:02.:59:05.

but that will be at the cost of her own energy. Try to get momentum

:59:06.:59:10.

going, try to get teamwork, but in fact, if you continue to get wound

:59:11.:59:14.

up, then you are going to burn energy, you don't need to do that,

:59:15.:59:18.

when you still have half of the bike and ten kilometres on the run to go.

:59:19.:59:23.

Chase group, 58 leading them at the moment, Flora Duffy, from Bermuda.

:59:24.:59:33.

Trying to catch who it is in second place, looking like Aileen Reid,

:59:34.:59:40.

perhaps Jodie Stimpson. The world number one, keeping out of trouble

:59:41.:59:44.

there, doing what is necessary, Gwen Jorgensen, big day for her today.

:59:45.:00:00.

Back with the leaders, Sarah Groff and Katie Hersey. Two Americans, who

:00:01.:00:07.

have been busy at the front, doing a lot of work. -- Katie Hursey. Coming

:00:08.:00:22.

up to the transition area, in front of a packed grandstand to complete

:00:23.:00:26.

the second lap, and the trifling approaching 55 minutes in duration,

:00:27.:00:32.

four short laps to go. First four through.

:00:33.:01:17.

Simon Whitfield was the first Olympic medallist in 2000 from

:01:18.:01:22.

Canada. Montgomery took the first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

:01:23.:01:28.

Second pack coming through. 57 seconds on the clock. 57, 58,

:01:29.:01:36.

getting on for a minute... We have got another one down and that is a

:01:37.:01:40.

big shunt, one of the Italians has hit the deck hard. She lost control

:01:41.:01:48.

on the right-handed turn, and she has done some damage to the bike as

:01:49.:01:58.

well. That was Annamaria Mazzetti and she bounced back up very quickly

:01:59.:02:02.

and bravely but look at that, damage done to the elbow. I do not know

:02:03.:02:06.

what happened, there is no grease, she is not in the wet, she's made of

:02:07.:02:12.

hard stuff, she came down pretty hard but it is going to be pretty

:02:13.:02:15.

difficult for her, having lost second one. Second big crash of the

:02:16.:02:21.

afternoon. They are on their way for the first

:02:22.:02:42.

of the shorter laps. The course has been all -- altered.

:02:43.:03:22.

Too difficult to keep the traffic at bay. Interesting one, not that big

:03:23.:03:30.

in terms of the number of people living there, just over a million

:03:31.:03:36.

people, it is a Saturday. Certainly making it interesting, keeping

:03:37.:03:39.

athletes on their toes, which is always good. Second place overall in

:03:40.:03:42.

the rankings. First out of the water, Carolina

:03:43.:04:06.

Routier. Sarah Groff there. Still has an outside chance of taking the

:04:07.:04:15.

title today. Not to put too fine a point on it. Katie Hursey, she has

:04:16.:04:20.

been touted as a rising star, we will look to 2014 to see the best of

:04:21.:04:34.

her. This is the new course. Grand series final of the British

:04:35.:04:38.

trifling, the series. She went out there and raised in Liverpool, a lot

:04:39.:04:43.

of time on the bike, came off, one minute 40 behind, Sophie Caldwell,

:04:44.:04:50.

ran her down to the finish line. Goes to show, she went out of

:04:51.:04:53.

transition like a ball out of a china shop. Incredible to see just

:04:54.:04:57.

how much faster she is then the other girls. -- bull. Bull. And they

:04:58.:05:09.

were cold wet and windy conditions, very difficult conditions. That was

:05:10.:05:15.

two weeks ago, she obviously flew straight to Edmonton and has had two

:05:16.:05:21.

weeks to acclimatise. Recuperate, yes. Nice day here today, shorts and

:05:22.:05:26.

T-shirt weather for much of the crowd. 18 degrees, temperature at

:05:27.:05:33.

the start. Due to nudge the mid-20s later in the afternoon.

:05:34.:05:38.

Jodie Stimpson, Gwen Jorgensen. Interesting, these two athletes.

:05:39.:05:56.

Haskins was touted as being a domestic, for Gwen Jorgensen, that

:05:57.:06:00.

does not seem to have worked out. Sarah Haskins as well has had her

:06:01.:06:05.

problems, she had a baby and a stress fracture, she has had

:06:06.:06:11.

difficult times. She can swim, she has a lot of experience in this

:06:12.:06:15.

race, and so I would be surprised if they did not put her name. As it

:06:16.:06:19.

happens, they have put her in not the group she wanted but a group

:06:20.:06:23.

which is probably going to do enough work to see that she takes the

:06:24.:06:27.

overall title. So having Haskins was more of an exactly. Time difference,

:06:28.:06:33.

a few seconds more than when we saw them go through on the second lap of

:06:34.:06:35.

11 kilometres. Just got to keep herself out of

:06:36.:06:47.

trouble. No climbing on the shortened lap, which is lap three of

:06:48.:06:57.

six. I wonder what is going through the mind of Stimson, she has been

:06:58.:07:05.

such a strong swimmer, we have seen her every time in the front pack,

:07:06.:07:09.

the last two races, she has been quite a bit off the pace by her

:07:10.:07:11.

standards, but as I mentioned, Commonwealth Games, after that

:07:12.:07:15.

victory, hats she has backed off a little. Little bit of pressure

:07:16.:07:20.

media, that has left her slightly fatigue. She certainly not the

:07:21.:07:25.

athlete we are used to seeing in these races. -- she is certainly not

:07:26.:07:34.

the athlete we are used to seeing in these races. Pamela Oliveira, Lucy

:07:35.:07:42.

since the Commonwealth Games I have had to think about it because I had

:07:43.:07:47.

to teach myself to say, "England", "Scotland" or whatever, now they are

:07:48.:07:52.

back in British colours, I have got to remind myself to say it properly.

:07:53.:07:56.

Lucy Hall of Great Britain rather than Lucy Hall of England! LAUGHTER

:07:57.:08:03.

The spectators getting to see a bit more of the athletes, these loops,

:08:04.:08:07.

just over five kilometres, four of them, and this is the first one.

:08:08.:08:14.

There is three to go. Here they come, to complete the end of the

:08:15.:08:17.

third lap. We will get a check on the time difference, it was around

:08:18.:08:23.

one minute, looking at 60 seconds or so at the end of the second long

:08:24.:08:29.

lap. The end of the first short lap. Gwen Jorgensen is going to hope that

:08:30.:08:33.

it has not grown significantly further.

:08:34.:08:39.

It is hard when an athlete has been so successful and strong throughout

:08:40.:08:45.

the season, you love to see a good race, you love to see athletes

:08:46.:08:50.

giving it a go but at the end of the day you have got to say, Gwen

:08:51.:09:04.

Jorgensen deserves this. Assuming she has got her regular running

:09:05.:09:09.

capabilities with her as well. Gwen Jorgensen keeping out of

:09:10.:09:27.

trouble at the back of the group of eight. That is where we lost the

:09:28.:09:34.

Italian on the left-hand on the right-handed turn, negotiated

:09:35.:09:37.

successfully, the leaders are one minute and eight seconds clear of

:09:38.:09:42.

the chasers. When we have been so successful throughout a season, this

:09:43.:09:46.

is the deciding race. If you does not win but she comes top 16, she is

:09:47.:09:50.

the world champion. She will want to come here and went and show the

:09:51.:09:55.

world that she can win the final as well as the overall series. In this

:09:56.:09:59.

group we are probably looking at and Hewitt as a threat, she can probably

:10:00.:10:04.

run within about a minute, a minute and a half, on a good day. Sarah

:10:05.:10:11.

Groff as well. Yes, she had... She beat Hewitt last week, she is an

:10:12.:10:15.

incredibly strong athlete, and I think yes, she would like to make a

:10:16.:10:19.

point, even if you did not take the overall title, she can say, I won

:10:20.:10:23.

here today. Beating Gwen Jorgensen, it was not a hollow victory at all,

:10:24.:10:28.

in Stockholm, but it was not a victory over Gwen Jorgensen, and she

:10:29.:10:32.

would dearly love to win the final stage of the series and take Gwen

:10:33.:10:40.

Jorgensen out along the way. . These other time differences, the way they

:10:41.:10:45.

have grown, up to one minute and eight at the end of lap three, we

:10:46.:10:50.

still have three short laps to go, 15 K, still to write, until they

:10:51.:10:55.

park up the bicycles and get ready for the 10,000 metre foot race,

:10:56.:11:06.

which involves 42 kilometre laps. Canada has such a history in the

:11:07.:11:11.

sport, the headquarters are in Vancouver, numerous World Series

:11:12.:11:15.

events, World Cup events, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver 2008, the

:11:16.:11:20.

incredible race, the water was exceptionally cold, and it was

:11:21.:11:27.

Haskins who came second to Helen Jenkins, when she took her

:11:28.:11:31.

first-ever World Championship title. And who won the men's? Was it Tim

:11:32.:11:39.

Don? I think perhaps it was. We will have to check notes on that one.

:11:40.:11:43.

Certainly winning it in 2006, in Lausanne.

:11:44.:11:51.

Michael Rock on on the front, for New Zealand. Angela Hewitt as well.

:11:52.:12:08.

-- Michael. -- McIlroy. Angela Hewitt is a very well liked

:12:09.:12:13.

athlete, I think that Samuels, if she

:12:14.:12:19.

-- if she and McIlroy can help her out there and I am sure that they

:12:20.:12:26.

will. She likes hard bikes, she always says she runs very well off

:12:27.:12:32.

the tough bikes, setting herself up well for the ten K race. 15

:12:33.:12:39.

kilometres to go on this 43.2 kilometre bike course.

:12:40.:12:46.

Sarah Groff, the United States, second overall in the rankings,

:12:47.:12:53.

sitting around in a place. Great overhead shots. Chase group here

:12:54.:13:01.

now, Jodie Stimpson, second place. Gwen Jorgensen, third place. Aileen

:13:02.:13:06.

Reid is there as well, one of those athletes that will blow hot and

:13:07.:13:11.

cold, and has to grace in London. Final race in 2013, where she came

:13:12.:13:16.

second. One of those athletes, you never know what she is going to

:13:17.:13:19.

deliver on the day. I'm not sure if that Mark is for

:13:20.:13:29.

today or from another day, there is certainly a mark there. Nothing to

:13:30.:13:35.

worry about, she came into collision with a motorcycle. She has had a few

:13:36.:13:39.

crashes in the past, looks like an old scar. Fingers crossed that will

:13:40.:13:43.

not happen again today. The worst part, much more technical, a lot

:13:44.:13:49.

harder and a lot more hilly than these four short, 5.3 alarm at a

:13:50.:14:01.

loops. -- 5.3 kilometre loops. World Triathlon Series, wonderful

:14:02.:14:04.

conditions began in April in Auckland. Various Olympic distances

:14:05.:14:19.

and sprint distances, tackled. Glory for some, injury and heartache for

:14:20.:14:26.

others. All comes down to the distribution of the world titles,

:14:27.:14:30.

used to be a one-off race to decide who would be the world champion, but

:14:31.:14:36.

now you are not the world champion unless you finish top of the

:14:37.:14:39.

standings at the end of the World Triathlon Series programme. Makes it

:14:40.:14:42.

more tough, makes it more interesting for the viewers as well,

:14:43.:14:46.

it is like the Formula One setup, goes right down to the wire. Because

:14:47.:14:50.

here there is points and a half, normally for a when you take 800,

:14:51.:14:57.

here you take 1200 points. Leaves it a little bit open. Gwen Jorgensen

:14:58.:15:00.

has been so dominant that it has made it more difficult. Down to the

:15:01.:15:05.

last race. You cannot be 100% sure of who will take the title. Talking

:15:06.:15:06.

about the old system, individual single race travelling,

:15:07.:15:11.

Tim Don did it, 2006, individual single race travelling,

:15:12.:15:18.

when Tim became the world champion, anything 17 seconds ahead of Hamish

:15:19.:15:23.

Carter, himself, 2004 Olympic champion. Athens. Now he has gone

:15:24.:15:27.

long, I expect we will see him over the next year or two, Tim, doing

:15:28.:15:35.

well over the mid-distance. Hawaii. One short of iron, is that the

:15:36.:15:39.

stepping stone between Olympic distance and iron man? It is half

:15:40.:15:43.

the distance, it is still a four hour race, Ironman is eight hours.

:15:44.:15:48.

That is Kate Michael right, on the front, really working hard. -- Kate

:15:49.:15:54.

McIlroy. They have got to work really hard if they are going to

:15:55.:15:57.

make up the deficit, keep going. At the end of lap four, all the usual

:15:58.:16:03.

suspects. Grouped in, including Lucy Hall, the gap to the chasers, which

:16:04.:16:11.

is a group that contains the world number one, Gwen Jorgensen. The

:16:12.:16:16.

is a group that contains the world Stimpson... At the end of the

:16:17.:16:18.

previous lap, one minute, eight seconds behind, we will see if that

:16:19.:16:23.

has grown or if they have managed to close the gap slightly over the

:16:24.:16:30.

course of lap four. At the front, Kate, team tactics, she is working

:16:31.:16:37.

for Angela Hewitt, no chance of taking any medals in the overall

:16:38.:16:41.

rankings, and so surely she is going to be working for Angela Hewitt, who

:16:42.:16:45.

absolutely does. If she takes another medal, that will be for

:16:46.:16:48.

medal, that will be for medals he has won at World Championship level.

:16:49.:17:18.

Is going in the wrong direction as far as Gwen Jorgensen is concerned,

:17:19.:17:26.

one minute and 21, still with three laps to go. She is riding a pretty

:17:27.:17:32.

sensible race at this point, no point to try to break away and go to

:17:33.:17:36.

the front pack, tucked in with some pretty decent riders. I would not

:17:37.:17:41.

say that she is getting an easy ride, but at the moment, this race,

:17:42.:17:48.

sort of playing into their hands. There we are, getting the time

:17:49.:17:52.

difference, watching it grow throughout the race. Two laps to go,

:17:53.:18:01.

not three. Sorry. Change in distance, we have had the two long

:18:02.:18:06.

laps, they have completed the second of the four short laps. Lead group,

:18:07.:18:25.

stretched out on the open roads of Edmonton. Perfect conditions, nice

:18:26.:18:31.

to see the nice dry roads, if they were wet this would not be a great

:18:32.:18:35.

cause, it would be a tough course. Fingers crossed for the men's race,

:18:36.:18:37.

that we see similar weather. No sign of Emma Jackson...

:18:38.:18:54.

Interesting. Realise that she's not in the front or in the second pack.

:18:55.:18:59.

She was very strong this year, ranked seventh in the world, tough

:19:00.:19:03.

Commonwealth Games, right up there until around about 7.5 kilometres.

:19:04.:19:12.

She got a second-place finish, Gwen Jorgensen in hamburg. Surprised to

:19:13.:19:17.

see Emma Jackson from Australia, in either the front or the second pack.

:19:18.:19:20.

As they crossed the bridge, the leaders get to eyeball the chase

:19:21.:19:27.

group. Everybody now knows roughly who is positioned where. --

:19:28.:19:35.

Hamburg. They are now making the descent to go below the flyover.

:19:36.:19:43.

There on the clock, the kilometres ticking down. 7.85 now. That is not

:19:44.:19:50.

a lot, that is going to be around about 26 minutes of racing.

:19:51.:19:57.

No, it is going to be a little bit more, not a lot more. The leaders

:19:58.:20:04.

crossing the bridge once again. At the end of the lap they will take

:20:05.:20:15.

the Bell, to signify that they have had just 5.3 K remaining. Paula

:20:16.:20:18.

Finley. Four of New Zealand together, the

:20:19.:20:42.

lone British representative of this leading group, Hall. Sarah Groff, at

:20:43.:20:47.

the moment, pretty good shape. Therein in mind she is potentially

:20:48.:20:52.

among the top three runners within this group here. The winner most

:20:53.:20:57.

recently of the World Triathlon Series in Stockholm last weekend.

:20:58.:21:01.

Sarah Groff will begin to believe that it is possible to win here

:21:02.:21:04.

today, even with Gwen Jorgensen in the chasing group and still within

:21:05.:21:11.

90 seconds of the lead. It is a ten K race, your guns and has plenty of

:21:12.:21:17.

time, plenty of time to close the gap, to eat into Sarah Groff and the

:21:18.:21:28.

rest of the leaders advantage. She only has the finished 16th to take

:21:29.:21:31.

the title, there will be athletes she can put a good four minutes

:21:32.:21:37.

into. At the moment, she is sitting pretty and she is doing pretty OK. I

:21:38.:21:41.

do not doubt for a minute, assuming sees days on her bicycle, that she

:21:42.:21:46.

will win the title. But I think that maybe there is a chance for Sarah

:21:47.:21:49.

Groff to take another victory here today. She is going to have to run

:21:50.:21:58.

her socks off if she is to stay on the podium, Stimson, which is

:21:59.:22:02.

looking difficult. She is a great runner but she is not Gwen

:22:03.:22:06.

Jorgensen. She is not going to put 1.5 minutes into Angela Hewitt, for

:22:07.:22:10.

example. Looks like they are holding the same time.

:22:11.:22:17.

Realistically they will only put in another 20 seconds, if that. A

:22:18.:22:28.

little bit of excitement. But overall, I think, Gwen Jorgensen,

:22:29.:22:34.

looking very strong for the title. Interesting looking at some of these

:22:35.:22:39.

athletes, looking at Finley, Kirsten Sweetland, the absence of Jenkins,

:22:40.:22:45.

and Stamford. It is so hard, this level of racing, the athletes have

:22:46.:22:48.

got to take themselves to the absolute limit of their physical

:22:49.:22:52.

capacity. Day in, day out, sounding extreme, but that is what they have

:22:53.:22:56.

got to do, to take risks, and that is why they get injured. Gwen

:22:57.:23:03.

Jorgensen, working hard, tucked in there. Have not seen her on the

:23:04.:23:07.

front. I'm expecting to see a pretty decent run from her.

:23:08.:23:14.

Sarah Haskins. From America. Just giving Gwen Jorgensen a nice little

:23:15.:23:24.

write in here. Doing what she thought she may have been doing. --

:23:25.:23:30.

doing what we thought she may have been brought in to do. The leaders

:23:31.:23:36.

coming into transition, to the Bell. At the end of the then ultimate

:23:37.:23:42.

lap. At the end of the hour and 17 minutes. One lap remaining, one

:23:43.:23:48.

loop, before they returned the transition and they hang up their

:23:49.:23:54.

bikes before the 10,000 metre run. -- return to transition. Leading

:23:55.:23:55.

group numbering 18 -- return to transition. Leading

:23:56.:24:00.

Groff, winner in Stockholm, for New -- return to transition. Leading

:24:01.:24:03.

Zealanders, Lucy Hall, the only representative from Great Britain,

:24:04.:24:05.

and the chasers, representative from Great Britain,

:24:06.:24:10.

got an official time check, one minute 21 seconds behind. -- four

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New Zealanders. The chase group with Jodie Stimpson and most importantly

:24:17.:24:19.

with Gwen Jorgensen in the group as well.

:24:20.:24:21.

Little glance of exactly where they are. Gwen Jorgensen is going to

:24:22.:24:27.

think, not in a bad position, we will see if the front pack, with one

:24:28.:24:32.

that ago, decides to put on a bit of a burst. Seeing what extra time can

:24:33.:24:36.

gain. Angela Hewitt has got to work harder, needing time on her side,

:24:37.:24:41.

Gwen Jorgensen, for the overall victory. Not the title, that is

:24:42.:24:46.

going to Gwen Jorgensen, all being well, but it will be interesting to

:24:47.:24:50.

see what Angela Hewitt can do on the run. Really taking the race on, and

:24:51.:24:55.

Sarah Groff, currently lying in second. Hewitt stretching her legs

:24:56.:25:01.

over the first 1500 metres of the final lap. The others respond. No

:25:02.:25:05.

breakaway has been final lap. The others respond. No

:25:06.:25:09.

pace has just raised slightly. Angela Hewitt

:25:10.:25:13.

pace has just raised slightly. Finley, and Nicky Samuels back in

:25:14.:25:18.

the group. Reverse, Mexico. The other Italian, hitting the ground

:25:19.:25:23.

hard. Losing her chance of getting anywhere near the top ten today. --

:25:24.:25:29.

Claudia Rivas of Mexico. Angela Hewitt taking it up, and the

:25:30.:25:33.

Brazilian, in second position, Pamela Oliveira. The last lap of two

:25:34.:25:39.

wheeled World Triathlon Series action for these athletes for 2014.

:25:40.:25:46.

They still have the 10,000 metre run to come. Very fitting that this

:25:47.:25:51.

final race of the World Triathlon Series is in Edmonton, Canada. It is

:25:52.:26:01.

the 20th anniversary this year, went through to 2008, then became the

:26:02.:26:04.

World Triathlon Series in 2009, bringing us up to 2014. It is

:26:05.:26:09.

officially 25 years old this year. -- it is the 25th anniversary this

:26:10.:26:16.

year. With the first Olympic travelling Laurel macro in Sydney in

:26:17.:26:19.

2000, the sport became part of the travelling Laurel macro in Sydney in

:26:20.:26:28.

Olympic movement. Simon Whitfield from Canada, taking the victory. --

:26:29.:26:29.

with the first Olympics travellings in Sydney in 2000, the sport became

:26:30.:26:37.

part of the Olympic movement. Whitfield was racing as early as

:26:38.:26:43.

London, 2012, he crashed out in Hyde Park, he took silver in Beijing,

:26:44.:26:52.

gold in Sydney. Fabulous Olympic results until London, when it all

:26:53.:26:58.

went out of the front door for him. -- racing as late as London 2012.

:26:59.:27:10.

and this is what a lot of the ITU athletes do, they go along, but we

:27:11.:27:15.

have not seen him racing any long-distance races, so maybe he

:27:16.:27:17.

thought he would put his feet up and go behind the scenes. Katie Hursey

:27:18.:27:26.

from the USA, leading Pamela Oliviera of Brazil. Now they will

:27:27.:27:36.

start to consider the arrival in transition and the need to be in and

:27:37.:27:40.

out of it sharply and that was a key element for Sarah Groff in Stockholm

:27:41.:27:46.

last week. She really showed how to do a second transition in terms of

:27:47.:27:50.

arriving, dismounting, parking the bike, getting her shoes on and

:27:51.:27:53.

leaving transition. She had it down to a fine art seven days ago in

:27:54.:28:02.

Sweden. And she sprang clear of her adverse Aries and left transition

:28:03.:28:05.

first and in the end nobody caught her. A clean arrival in transition

:28:06.:28:17.

and departure. 2014 one of her best years ever in triathlon. She was

:28:18.:28:21.

with the Darren Smith squad for many years, and he has produced many

:28:22.:28:26.

people, like Jodie Stimpson, but in the past has produced grain -- great

:28:27.:28:31.

athletes. She trains with Mario the past has produced grain -- great

:28:32.:28:34.

and Richard Murray, the past has produced grain -- great

:28:35.:28:42.

doing great work this year. So the second stage of the triathlon is

:28:43.:28:48.

almost at an end. We will start to see the triathletes reaching down

:28:49.:28:52.

and ripping open the straps of their shoes and taking their feet out of

:28:53.:28:57.

their shoes and resting them on top to prepare for the arrival in

:28:58.:29:08.

transition, and there we go. Hursey has not got her feet out yet. Last

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few hundred metres, Katie Hersey forcing the pace at the front of the

:29:13.:29:19.

lead group, but it is two other Americans we will be focusing on,

:29:20.:29:23.

keeping a close eye on the final stages over the ten kilometre run.

:29:24.:29:27.

Sarah Groff, who potentially is the best of the runners in the lead

:29:28.:29:32.

group, and Gwen Jorgensen, the best runner in the race today. She has

:29:33.:29:37.

proved it time and time again, coming from difficult deficits to

:29:38.:29:42.

close the gap and when the World Triathlon Series races. Nicky

:29:43.:29:46.

Samuels has proved she is no slouch either over the shorter sprint

:29:47.:29:50.

distance. On the podium in Stockholm, her first podium in

:29:51.:29:56.

Sweden. A little mention of the other US athlete, Katie Hursey, she

:29:57.:30:10.

was second to Gwen Jorgensen last season, and then she had did not

:30:11.:30:14.

finish and a crash and a disqualification and came back

:30:15.:30:19.

stronger in Stockholm just recently, just in the last weekend where she

:30:20.:30:23.

finished in seventh. I do rate her as an athlete. We will see more of

:30:24.:30:27.

her in the future and it will be difficult for her to do anything

:30:28.:30:30.

now. Her job is probably done but she can run, not as fast as the

:30:31.:30:35.

likes of Hewitt and Groth or Gwen Jorgensen, but a good solid race for

:30:36.:30:51.

Katie Hersey from the US. Hursey starting to prepare. You can see the

:30:52.:30:56.

blue on the other side of the park lake where they swam earlier today,

:30:57.:30:59.

and they are about to arrive in transition, so the feet have been

:31:00.:31:06.

removed and rested on shoes. They need to get the dismount correct. We

:31:07.:31:16.

never saw the replay of that, and it was always a bit mysterious. Here we

:31:17.:31:20.

go. They are arriving in transition to park their bikes and get set for

:31:21.:31:24.

the ten kilometre run. This is where Sarah Groff was exemplary a week ago

:31:25.:31:33.

in Stockholm with a vast arrival and an effective, efficient changeover

:31:34.:31:40.

and departure. The two New Zealanders there, and Groth will be

:31:41.:31:43.

alongside. Groth gets her bike in. The left shoe is on, and rue TA is

:31:44.:31:49.

one of the first to move. Groth not quite as quick this week -- Groth --

:31:50.:32:00.

Groth. Findlay and Sarah Groff in seventh position. Lucy Hall now

:32:01.:32:07.

finds herself in the most uncomfortable part of the race in

:32:08.:32:10.

terms of her ability, the running, but the chasers are raising the pace

:32:11.:32:17.

as they look towards the finish their final lap. Jodie Stimpson and

:32:18.:32:21.

Gwen Jorgensen are in this group. Here we go, the chasers have closed

:32:22.:32:27.

the gap and it is just one minute and four seconds, and it was a

:32:28.:32:32.

minute and 21, so a good final lap for the chasing group. They have

:32:33.:32:35.

done quite a bit of damage and Gwen Jorgensen now has a really good

:32:36.:32:39.

chance of moving up through the field. They have to get the

:32:40.:32:43.

transition right first. Stimpson arrives in the number three birth

:32:44.:32:47.

with jaw against unjust alongside her in the number one spot. Stimpson

:32:48.:32:58.

is putting her shoes on meanwhile, they have been beaten to it within

:32:59.:33:01.

the chasing group, and she sprints away. Good work in transition for

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the two Japanese triathletes. 20 away. Good work in transition for

:33:08.:33:22.

kilometres, and it shows that the front runners started thinking about

:33:23.:33:22.

the transition, not thinking about moving forward and Andrea Hewitt

:33:23.:33:27.

looking fantastic. Totally relaxed, but you can't help but think that a

:33:28.:33:35.

minute will not be enough. We would expect to see Gwen Jorgensen make

:33:36.:33:37.

our way ruthlessly through the field. We have seen it time and

:33:38.:33:45.

again this season. Ruthless is the word because we have just seen her

:33:46.:33:49.

annihilate the field and sorry to interrupt you, but that five

:33:50.:33:52.

kilometres is about the point you would expect to see Gwen Jorgensen,

:33:53.:33:57.

maybe even sooner, making her way up to the lead pack. Sarah Groff is

:33:58.:34:06.

fresh off the back of victory in Stockholm where she led from start

:34:07.:34:11.

to finish and she has the same two kiwis for company that she had on

:34:12.:34:15.

the podium in Sweden last weekend. Sarah Groff was first, then Samuels,

:34:16.:34:20.

then Hewitt, and Groth is second. So, the same three triathletes, but

:34:21.:34:26.

Gwen Jorgensen was absent a week ago in Stockholm. So they have for 2.5

:34:27.:34:37.

kilometre laps to run. We would expect to see Jorgensen time of her

:34:38.:34:44.

attack on the leaders. Beginning with an assault during this first

:34:45.:34:49.

lap, and now we pick up Jorgensen who has Stimpson and Frintova of the

:34:50.:34:53.

Czech Republic for company. This is the first lap for Jorgensen, and

:34:54.:34:57.

that is a mighty pace she is putting down during the first 1500 metres of

:34:58.:35:05.

this 10,000 metre run. Jodie just going with her. I don't know how

:35:06.:35:11.

sensibilities. Gwen Jorgensen has had a negative split and will run

:35:12.:35:14.

the first five kilometres a little bit slower, and that is what they

:35:15.:35:19.

call negative splits, so you run the time in the second part faster,

:35:20.:35:25.

which she does to perfection. Hewitt was first to strike, and it was her

:35:26.:35:32.

first podium for seven years when she took second place in Stockholm a

:35:33.:35:38.

week ago. They have got it out of Bacca dash out and back at the end

:35:39.:35:41.

of the bridge, and now there will be tactical awareness because the

:35:42.:35:46.

leaders will see, back through the field, Gwen Jorgensen heading in the

:35:47.:35:52.

wrong direction as far as she's concerned as Hewitt makes away, the

:35:53.:35:59.

lightweight kiwi, on her way back towards where she started a few

:36:00.:36:04.

months ago, the first lap of four. You will see the crossover with

:36:05.:36:09.

Jorgensen going past, and we could see from that that she has left

:36:10.:36:13.

Stimpson and Frintova behind. Jorgensen moving up through the

:36:14.:36:17.

field. Hewitt is now aware of the looming danger as a Sarah Groff and

:36:18.:36:21.

Samuels. They know Jorgensen is coming for them. They know there is

:36:22.:36:28.

nothing they can do, and you cannot say dig deeper because you have to

:36:29.:36:31.

find another minute or two over your best time. 8.6 kilometres, and

:36:32.:36:38.

Jorgensen is 1.06 behind the leaders. Does not like she has put

:36:39.:36:42.

in any time, but I don't think that is a big problem at the moment as we

:36:43.:36:46.

know she will pick up the pace as the kilometres go down. Andrea

:36:47.:36:52.

Hewitt leads for New Zealand. Nicky Samuels is in third for New Zealand.

:36:53.:36:58.

Really impressed with Nicky Samuels in this race. She was always known

:36:59.:37:02.

as a great swimmer and biker and we have not seen much of her on the

:37:03.:37:06.

run. She was an athlete who came through in her age group and she won

:37:07.:37:12.

the world 20-24 age group some years back and we don't often see the

:37:13.:37:16.

cross over from age group to elite, so impressive racing. The front

:37:17.:37:22.

three have opened a gap of eight or nine seconds over the next best,

:37:23.:37:26.

which is a group of five or six, who they were with for most of the

:37:27.:37:34.

ride. Now the two New Zealanders have settled in at the front of the

:37:35.:37:40.

field. I love watching Andrea Hewitt. She just slightly leans

:37:41.:37:43.

forward, but a lovely relaxed running style, and a lot of upper

:37:44.:37:49.

body action coming from Nicky. Sarah Groff tucked in there, also very

:37:50.:37:59.

relaxed. We are back with Jorgensen, the chaser. Coming from over a

:38:00.:38:04.

minute behind at the end of the two wheel stage of this World Triathlon

:38:05.:38:12.

Series. And the pace is raised again by Jorgensen. No sign of Stimpson or

:38:13.:38:20.

Frintova, who she was with when she was doing the first lap of her

:38:21.:38:27.

10,000 metre quest to win the final race and to give herself the World

:38:28.:38:31.

Triathlon Series title for 2014. At the moment it looks like both girls

:38:32.:38:39.

will become the world champion. Can she finish with a flourish and win

:38:40.:38:43.

the last race of the year? I would not bet against her. The pressure

:38:44.:38:51.

must be immense. She knows what it means to the USA team. They have not

:38:52.:38:54.

had a world champion for ten years now. It is not going -- it will mean

:38:55.:39:09.

a lot to her. Back to the front runners, and Andrea Hewitt is

:39:10.:39:15.

looking relaxed. Nicky Samuels there are also from New Zealand. Coming

:39:16.:39:21.

towards the end of the first lap of four. Hewitt of New Zealand, Sarah

:39:22.:39:28.

Groff of the USA, and Samuels of New four. Hewitt of New Zealand, Sarah

:39:29.:39:37.

Zealand. They are about to compete -- complete a quarter of the

:39:38.:39:44.

distance. Goes to show what hard work and determination does. In the

:39:45.:39:47.

early part of the season, Andrea Hewitt did not have it. Didn't look

:39:48.:39:51.

like the athlete we are used to, but she got better and better as each

:39:52.:39:55.

race past. She has decided to go a bit wide. Sarah Groff is really

:39:56.:40:07.

relaxed. An easy running style. She had her first triathlon series win a

:40:08.:40:15.

week ago. The stragglers still trying to keep visual checks on the

:40:16.:40:23.

leaders. That is the key, keep them in your sites and you know you have

:40:24.:40:28.

a chance if one of them fails or falls on getting in amongst the

:40:29.:40:33.

podium places. But the key thing here with three to go is the

:40:34.:40:36.

difference between Sarah Groff, Samuels and Hewitt and Jorgensen.

:40:37.:40:43.

Jorgensen, we know, had moved clear of Stimpson and she was just a

:40:44.:40:49.

minute down, the last official time check suggesting it was one minute

:40:50.:40:56.

and six seconds or thereabouts. No sign of Jorgensen coming round the

:40:57.:41:02.

left turn. We have the visual of Michael Roy and the other German.

:41:03.:41:07.

There is Jorgensen. She is now 49 seconds off the pace, so at the end

:41:08.:41:13.

of the first lap she is doing the right thing, heading in the right

:41:14.:41:18.

direction. She has taken about 11 seconds out of the lead of Sarah

:41:19.:41:22.

Groff and the New Zealanders. She looks a bit hot, but I've said it in

:41:23.:41:26.

previous races. She may be looked slightly uncomfortable, but I think

:41:27.:41:31.

those looks do not tell the real story of what is going on. She has

:41:32.:41:35.

the glasses on and you cannot see what is going on in the eyes. I

:41:36.:41:39.

expect to see her pick up the pace as the kilometres tick by. Graft

:41:40.:41:45.

from the US is leading the race with Andrea Hewitt

:41:46.:41:47.

from the US is leading the race with Nicky Samuels from New Zealand in

:41:48.:41:56.

third. That is the view of Jorgensen for her next target area. She cannot

:41:57.:42:01.

see the leaders. They were 48 seconds back but she can see the two

:42:02.:42:10.

Germans. So she has set herself a target here. She will take the

:42:11.:42:17.

Germans next, and take some water. Just a little shower for Gwen

:42:18.:42:22.

Jorgensen. Now she kicks clear and starts to train her vision on Knapp

:42:23.:42:32.

and goes past. She must be thinking, here we go again. Next up will be

:42:33.:42:42.

Robische, the next victim for Jorgensen. Roguish has gone. --

:42:43.:42:45.

Robische has gone. She's in 16th, Jorgensen. Roguish has gone. --

:42:46.:42:52.

and that is where she needs to finish to take the title, and she

:42:53.:42:54.

will not finish it here, and finish to take the title, and she

:42:55.:42:57.

already put a minute in into a half kilometres. McIlroy from New

:42:58.:43:02.

Zealand, and it must be demoralising to know that you had one minute, a

:43:03.:43:08.

quarter of the run and you had already been caught. The French run

:43:09.:43:17.

is going backwards now as Jorgensen moves up through the field -- the

:43:18.:43:20.

French runner. She is picking them off one at a time.

:43:21.:43:27.

The coach on the side shouting all sorts of advice to their runner, and

:43:28.:43:33.

probably the advice you would give his to just relax. This is the

:43:34.:43:39.

ultimate target, the lead group, Samuels, Hewitt and Groff. 48

:43:40.:43:46.

seconds at the end of lap one, and I imagine it is down to somewhere in

:43:47.:43:50.

the 30s already. They are about halfway through lap number two. 37

:43:51.:43:57.

seconds already. There we go. 6.4 kilometres to run. It is all heading

:43:58.:44:04.

in the right direction as far as Gwen Jorgensen is concerned. It

:44:05.:44:09.

certainly is. One of the Japanese athletes, I think it is jury EIB --

:44:10.:44:20.

jury I'd -- Juri Ide. The Hungarians are getting stronger, they did well

:44:21.:44:23.

in the World Championship team race, coming third. It is deceptive how

:44:24.:44:28.

fast she is going because she has this lovely, long stride and it

:44:29.:44:33.

looks like she is not going that fast. Nicky Samuels with really

:44:34.:44:37.

impressive form in to see her up with Sarah Groff and Hewitt, two of

:44:38.:44:41.

the strongest runners. I just saw Gwen Jorgensen and she was on the

:44:42.:44:50.

tail of the Hungarian, Kovatsch. They will gauge it according to

:44:51.:44:54.

where they were on the first lap, and they will be aware that Gwen

:44:55.:44:57.

Jorgensen is that much closer to getting the information from the

:44:58.:45:01.

team officials on the side of course. Sarah Groff, Samuels and

:45:02.:45:09.

Hewitt are the leading three. But Jorgensen is on her way. A little

:45:10.:45:16.

stumble for Samuels. You kind of want to cheer them on, to find

:45:17.:45:21.

another 30 seconds and it looks like Jorgensen is on the track and really

:45:22.:45:25.

taking it on, down to 32 seconds, about six kilometres. Bin laden --

:45:26.:45:36.

Finlay has been striding along purposely, but Jorgensen goes past,

:45:37.:45:41.

in her quest to win the world title and do so in the final stages.

:45:42.:45:45.

Another shower and a little bowl of water. The sunglasses got awash as

:45:46.:45:52.

well as Jorgensen moves up through the gears. Look at this, fantastic

:45:53.:45:56.

running from Gwen Jorgensen. No want to touch are at the moment and the

:45:57.:46:01.

lead group are aware of the danger that is looming. Still on the second

:46:02.:46:07.

lap. Jorgensen has loads of time to strike the front and win this race

:46:08.:46:11.

in style and win the world title in style as well with her fifth victory

:46:12.:46:21.

of the season. To do what she does, to run from behind like this and to

:46:22.:46:25.

be so strong and fast, she has been in the second pack and promotes

:46:26.:46:28.

people that would be game over, but not for Gwen Jorgensen. She is such

:46:29.:46:32.

complete athlete. She did miss the front pack today, but it doesn't

:46:33.:46:37.

matter. It is incredible in itself. Still a very young athlete and it

:46:38.:46:41.

will be amazing to see what she does in the future, but also to see what

:46:42.:46:44.

the other athletes will try and do because they cannot let her run

:46:45.:46:48.

away. They have to put a plan together to beat the American. She

:46:49.:46:53.

is too good. You sense the damage has to be done on the bike. More

:46:54.:46:57.

work on the bike, bigger gaps achieved on the bike, giving

:46:58.:47:01.

Jorgensen a tougher target to aim for. Hall is next. She is next in

:47:02.:47:06.

the firing line. Lucy Hall is picked off. The Dutch runner falls as well.

:47:07.:47:18.

Vilic of Austria and Alice Betto of Italy will watch as Jorgensen heads

:47:19.:47:23.

off into the distance, getting closer towards the three leaders. Do

:47:24.:47:28.

you know what, this is one of the best runs I have seen from Lucy

:47:29.:47:31.

Hall. We still have over half of it, but she is racing with the Dutch

:47:32.:47:39.

racer and she is a strong athlete. She is running with these guys, and

:47:40.:47:42.

that is some of the best running we have seen from Lucy Hall so far this

:47:43.:47:50.

year. We are on the second lap of the four laps, and everything is

:47:51.:47:54.

going according to plan so far for Gwen Jorgensen. Fighting her way up

:47:55.:48:03.

through the field. And we can see Jorgensen is in the same shot as the

:48:04.:48:08.

leaders. Hewitt, Samuels, they have dropped Groth. Hewitt has decided

:48:09.:48:12.

that she needs to make a move -- dropped Groff. They need to stop the

:48:13.:48:17.

charge up through the field from Jorgensen. She has taken Samuels a

:48:18.:48:22.

lot -- along to the right. Samuels having to work are to stay with

:48:23.:48:27.

Hewitt here -- along for the ride. We are

:48:28.:48:29.

Hewitt here -- along for the ride. run, so with 5000 metres gone and

:48:30.:48:34.

5000 metres to go, the two New Zealanders, Hewitt, who was second

:48:35.:48:38.

in Stockholm, and Samuels who was third in Sweden have taken it on.

:48:39.:48:45.

And Groff cannot match them. Really surprised to see Sarah Groff

:48:46.:48:50.

dropping off. She reminds me of an athlete from Australia, Peter

:48:51.:48:53.

Robinson, the former world champion. He used to drop off and

:48:54.:48:57.

then get back on, and we have seen Sarah do it before. Whether Sarah

:48:58.:49:03.

can do it today, it is just a few seconds, and there is a chance she

:49:04.:49:06.

can get back on, and just looking at the rankings, to try to work out

:49:07.:49:11.

what she needs to do to stay ahead of Hewitt. Stimpson as well. Various

:49:12.:49:18.

mathematical combinations going on for second and third and podium

:49:19.:49:22.

places in the overall standings. Jorgensen has taken re-Vass and

:49:23.:49:35.

Olive Eire -- Olivera. Sarah Groff I'd be the next target. There are

:49:36.:49:42.

two laps to go. Hewitt leading the race with Samuels. Gwen Jorgensen

:49:43.:49:49.

moving up through the field. One at a time, she is taking them out. In a

:49:50.:49:57.

league of her own here. There is Sarah Groff, with the ponytail

:49:58.:50:03.

swinging from side to side, and that his third-place. Got her down as 15

:50:04.:50:09.

kilometres per hour, but she is definitely going faster than that,

:50:10.:50:13.

probably around 18 and we would expect her to run about 33 minutes

:50:14.:50:17.

on this course, which is around about 18 kilometres per hour.

:50:18.:50:22.

Jorgensen of the USA hunting down Groth, the American who won in

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Stockholm last week, and she will soon be passed by Gwen Jorgensen.

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The gap is just a few seconds now. Another water station is coming on.

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You can see the difference between Groth and the two New Zealanders who

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moved away from Sarah Groff about four of five minutes ago. They are

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into the third lap. Hewitt and Samuels with just over 4.5

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kilometres to run. Surprise to see Sarah drop off the pace, and maybe

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the fatigue of the travel from Europe over to Canada and the

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victory last week maybe got the better of her here, because I cannot

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see her making her way back up to these front two runners. We can

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expect Gwen Jorgensen to run Sarah Groff down, and just a couple of

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metres, she will be running past her team-mate. I wonder if Groff is

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aware that Jorgensen is quite as close as she is. I have not seen

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Groff look behind her. She has been looking ahead at the two Kiwis who

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have stretched the lead but now she will be aware because Jorgensen is

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breathing down her neck and gives her a pat on the back she goes past.

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I am here, but I'm not staying along. Jorgensen is away. She goes

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past Sarah Groff. Just trying to will them to jump on the back and

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try and get a little bit of April along like they do on the cycling,

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but she is just running too fast. She will be running around a

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three-minute per kilometre pace, and you know that is phenomenally fast,

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and that is at the end of a swim, 1.5 kilometres swim. It is just

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phenomenal running. Hewitt and Samuels, the two New

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Zealanders. Still with about 75 metres now, not much more. The

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camera angle is often deceptive. Andrea Hewitt leads the finale in

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Edmonton with her team-mate Nicky Samuels just about holding on as

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Hewitt tries to move the pace up another notch. Gwen Jorgensen she is

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now in the same shot as we watch from the helicopter. The gap is

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shortening all the time. Jorgensen knows that the hard work of this

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10,000 metre run is almost done, and the New Zealanders will now know

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because they are going eyeball to eyeball with Gwen Jorgensen who

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makes the turn just a handful of seconds behind. Sarah Groff is down

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in fourth position. Hewitt, Samuels. She certainly has not made

:53:22.:53:46.

things easy for herself today but I don't think anybody would deny her

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this victory. She has worked through a few convocations in the race and

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we are not sure what happened between the swim and the bike, and

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she was a minute down and still has some couple of kilometres to go and

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she is really not far-off taking the lead. You would not bet against her.

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No, Jorgensen has stop another drink and shower. She described herself as

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a midwest girl who loves home and has been much happier on tour with

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her fiance travelling with her. He has been very much part of the

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package for Gwen Jorgensen in 2014. He has made a difference for her.

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Born in Wisconsin, lives in Minnesota. You can't help but feel

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that she slightly likes the challenge of running from behind.

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Some runners do. They enjoy it. She would probably rather be off the

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front of the bike, into first place, but she kind of enjoys the chase. It

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would be rather dull if she came off the bike first and headed out and

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then led from start to finish over the 10,000 metre race. It's so much

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more enjoyable from the spectators point of view watching her do the

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damage, and she is about to reach the very top of the leaderboard with

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the two New Zealanders in front, and then a couple of lapped runners, or

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about to be lapped runners in front. Samuels and Hewitt will be the next

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to fall victim to the incredible running power of Gwen Jorgensen of

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the US. Seven seconds, that is all that stands between her and the lead

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in the World Triathlon Series grand finale. She might be ruing the

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fact, Hewitt, that they did not have a more powerful bike pack. If she

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had got another 45 seconds or so on Jorgensen, it would have been hard

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for Jorgensen to catch her, but that has not been the case. They had a

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big, messy pack. Although they made up some time, it wasn't enough.

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So there are four runners in front, but only two are counting, the

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others are being lapped. And there is a bit of a scramble for liquid

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there. Jorgensen just got hold of a bottle and her upper body was a bit

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twisted as she snatched at it. No damage done and now she is behind

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Samuels. The hard work is done and she is at the front of the race.

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This is where the money is one. she is at the front of the race.

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is at the front of the field, and she has not taken Samuels out yet,

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and I suppose she does not have do, she can run at their pace. She can

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relax were a little while before she decides to move it on another gear

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and take first position away from Hewitt. This is just awesome

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running, but for me, perhaps the performance of the day of this race

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goes to Nicky Samuels. She had never been on the podium before Stockholm

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last weekend where we saw her in third, and here she is, running

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along with Gwen Jorgensen and Hewitt for a podium position in the final

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race. That is the nominal. The me that is the performance of the day.

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be one of the leading places today. In time for the completion of the

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third lap, Gwen Jorgensen has reached the front. She has 2500

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metres to decide what to do, and she is still feeling full of running and

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ready to go over the last lap. We have seen it before, we know what

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happens, she gets to the front, she sits in, and at some point, it is

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going to come soon, it will move up. They will take the Bell. The Bell

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tells them that they are on their final lap. They have 2500 metres to

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run. For Gwen Jorgensen this is a lap of runner, 2500 metres, around

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the park here in Edmonton. She has the two Kiwis the company at the

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moment, but I am sure it is not going to stay that way too much

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longer. Angela Hewitt, such an experienced,

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consistent athlete. And of course, Gwen Jorgensen, sitting in, biding

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her time. Everybody wants a photograph of Gwen Jorgensen, camera

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phones at the ready, as she moves up to strike for the front. Hewitt and

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Samuels, going with her at the moment. We have not seen a serious

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injection of pace since Gwen Jorgensen arrived at the front of

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the field. And the three leaders. Still bunched

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as a trio at the head of proceedings here.

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Gwen Jorgensen, USA. Hewitt and Samuels, New Zealand. Sarah Groff is

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the chaser in fourth, up with the leaders for a while. Now running a

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slightly lonely final lap, back in fourth position. All that she has

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got to do is hold the position and she will be on the podium in the

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World Championship final. Watching some of the backmarkers go through,

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Sarah Groff, fine season for her. She finally achieved a win in

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Stockholm last week. Is there a break at the front? Has Gwen

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Jorgensen moved away? Yes, she has taken it up on her own. Road along

:00:19.:00:25.

with Hewitt and Samuels and then decided enough was enough at this

:00:26.:00:29.

relatively pedestrian pace, time to move it up a gear and give the crowd

:00:30.:00:35.

something to enjoy for the second half of the final lap, and so Gwen

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Jorgensen leading Hewitt, Samuels is third. This is the world champion in

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waiting, when your consent, USA. Cannot think how much she deserves

:00:51.:00:54.

this title, disappointment in 2012, great disappointment, 2013, London,

:00:55.:00:59.

when she was the hot favourite to take the overall title, and crashed

:01:00.:01:03.

out quite badly there on one of the corners. But not today, today, 2014,

:01:04.:01:06.

definitely her turn, her race. There will be licking their lips

:01:07.:01:17.

wanting to see the battle between Stamford and Gwen Jorgensen, when

:01:18.:01:21.

Stamford returns to top form and her best, and with one more season to

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come, 2015, before the Olympic year, 2016, we hope Stamford is fit. They

:01:27.:01:38.

prepare for the ultimate triathletes challenge in the Rio de Janeiro

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Olympics, 2016. Now rounding the bend. We noticed the format, looks

:01:47.:01:53.

as though Hewitt has broken away from Nicky Samuels. Nicky Samuels is

:01:54.:01:58.

going to have to settle for third place and Hewitt safely in second

:01:59.:02:07.

place. Gwen Jorgensen has just the motorcycle company now.

:02:08.:02:17.

Talking about that earlier, hoping to see a race in Rio, in 2016,

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because next year there will only be one year to go until the Olympics,

:02:24.:02:27.

but that is the case, cannot believe it has come around so quickly. Just

:02:28.:02:33.

around the corner. We hope they will run a test event. The idea, the last

:02:34.:02:40.

I saw, was that it would be starting at the Copacabana beach. Without

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that is the it continues. She may well make that her focus now. That

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is the gap that she has. One following the leader, one following

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the second place triathlete, there is the spread between first and

:03:10.:03:15.

third. Gwen Jorgensen heading towards the final. The final stage

:03:16.:03:22.

of this brilliant season for her. It began with a third-place in Cape

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Town, behind in the second round of the tour, behind Jodie Stimpson and

:03:30.:03:35.

Helen Jenkins. Then she hit her winning ways, victory ahead of a Ai

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Ueda. The next victory was in London, Hyde Park, the sprint

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distance, the Olympic venue, and then backing it up with victory over

:03:54.:03:58.

the full distance in Chicago, that is where the grand final will be

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held one year from now. Then it was a return to sprint in hamburg and

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another victory for Gwen Jorgensen, ahead of Emma Jackson and Kirsten

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Sweetland. And she rounds off the season with her fifth victory. Five

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out of eight will go to Gwen Jorgensen, to register an emphatic

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World Triathlon Series, title win, for 2014. No one to touch her. Gwen

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Jorgensen avoids the next water station. No more hydration needed,

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she has what is required. She looks full of running, she looks like she

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could do this space for another 10,000 metres if required! Glimpse

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back there of Angela Hewitt, looking like she just wants the race to be

:04:52.:04:56.

over, this has been a tough season. Racing in the Commonwealth Games,

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old course in Edmonton, challenging, old course in Edmonton, challenging,

:05:02.:05:05.

challenging bicycle course, the run is a little bit tough, with

:05:06.:05:10.

undulation. I think they will be very happy to finish this race. Gwen

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Jorgensen beginning to soak up the applause, the first time we have

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seen her glancing over her shoulder, no danger from Angela Hewitt. The

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organs and has an open road ahead, and all of the noise of the crowd,

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they are a knowledgeable lot, this is a hotbed of trifling, they will

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know exactly what Gwen Jorgensen has achieved so far in 2014 with her

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quartet of victories and her fifth coming right here at the grand

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finale. Another glance over, nothing to worry about, if she so chooses

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she will have time to pick up a flag on the run into home, and enjoy this

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moment. Just coming up to two hours, Gwen Jorgensen entering the final

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straight. Lifting her sunglasses, and she smiled broadly, another

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glance to see if there is any danger. A sign of Walton, if you

:06:09.:06:13.

leaves falling across the blue carpet here. There is a spring in

:06:14.:06:18.

the step of Gwen Jorgensen as she comes home to win the World

:06:19.:06:26.

Triathlon Series for 2014 and she finishes with a flourish with her

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fifth victory of the series. Just over two hours, taking the win in

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Edmonton and the world title ahead of Andrea Hewitt, who is second, two

:06:36.:06:40.

weeks in a row, having been in the runners-up spot in Stockholm.

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Gwen Jorgensen wins, Andrea Hewitt second, Samuels third, it is a fine

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end to a fantastic season for the world number one. Must be very

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demoralising for her, and now we have Sarah Groff, United States,

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worked so hard. Looking very tired, coming home in a great fourth,

:07:29.:07:32.

meaning that she hangs on to the brilliant second place. Great run

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for her in fifth place. Confirmation of the final standings. Gwen

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Jorgensen, winning in Edmonton, fifth victory of the season, ahead

:07:46.:07:52.

of Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels. Sarah Groff, finishing fourth, and

:07:53.:07:54.

in fifth, Aileen Reid. The world champion, 2014, Gwen

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Jorgensen, all she had to do was finish 16th or better, but she

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finished first, to win the final race of the season and give herself

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the world title. I do not really think it has sunk in at all, I want

:08:20.:08:23.

to thank everybody who has helped me. Patrick, Jamie, Sarah Haskins

:08:24.:08:29.

was huge! I'm really happy. I did not execute too well on the swim and

:08:30.:08:32.

the first lap of the bicycle, I think I got a little nervous. Able

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to reel it in. I had a great race today, could not have asked for

:08:49.:08:52.

better stop blue could not have asked for more, my run coming into

:08:53.:08:57.

its own, nine days of training, good quality, really helped me with it.

:08:58.:09:10.

Hopefully I can execute a little better in the coming years. The

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champion to 2014, two Americans at the top, with Sarah Groff second,

:09:16.:09:20.

Andrea Hewitt pipped Jodie Stimpson for third overall.

:09:21.:09:27.

Winning a record-breaking five races this season, and shown us that by

:09:28.:09:36.

the late macro when it comes to the third discipline, she is in a

:09:37.:09:39.

different league. Jodie Stimpson came here wanting to end the season

:09:40.:09:43.

on a high but she will have to make do with being a world champion. --

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Commonwealth champion. In the men's under 23, Scott Mark Austin beaten

:09:52.:09:59.

and settling for silver. Bronze went to Gordon Benson, Leeds. Alison

:10:00.:10:04.

Patrick became the champion in the PT five category for the third

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PREVSUB NEWSUB first time. And in the PT four, it was a 1-2-3 for

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Britain. That leaves the elite men, and what

:10:11.:10:20.

a race we have in store. Javier Gomez Moya as lead the rankings all

:10:21.:10:25.

season long as he hunts his fourth league title, but could there be one

:10:26.:10:34.

last Brownlee shaped twist? COMMENTATOR: Taking his first world

:10:35.:10:41.

triathlon series victory of the season. A little bit faster in those

:10:42.:10:54.

500 metres, I could make excuses. I should have had more left, could

:10:55.:11:00.

have done better in tactics. Has an outside chance at the world title,

:11:01.:11:04.

if it is U2 on a breakaway, what are you planning? Of course I would

:11:05.:11:10.

never let him win purposefully, but I would work really hard. If there

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is a chance of a breakaway, then I will be working very hard to give

:11:16.:11:21.

him time gaps. -- if it is you two on a break away. It is nigh on

:11:22.:11:28.

impossible, we got very lucky in circumstances last week in

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Stockholm, he was a bit under the weather, the course was so tough and

:11:33.:11:35.

technical. If there is another course like that, then we would have

:11:36.:11:40.

a better chance. This kind of racing, it would be not far from an

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error cult. How is Johnny going into the final race? Knowing that the

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World Championship title and getting that is completely out of his hands.

:11:50.:12:02.

maybe it is nice he has the opposite from last year and I cannot

:12:03.:12:07.

criticise whatever, if he wins, brilliant, if he doesn't, it was

:12:08.:12:12.

never in his hands. It is still the same, you can only go and race to

:12:13.:12:17.

the best of your ability. It is circumstances on the day, see what

:12:18.:12:26.

happens. Hope Javier Gomez has another bad day. That race will be

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on the red button the night. There will be extended highlights tomorrow

:12:34.:12:38.

on BBC Two. The women's World Championship trophy moves across the

:12:39.:12:42.

pond to the USA with Gwen Jorgensen becoming the first American in ten

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years to win the world title. Woelbert men's trophy stay in Spain?

:12:49.:12:50.

We will find out very soon. See you tomorrow. -- will the men's trophy.

:12:51.:13:12.

She finishes with a punch and a sprint, Stimpson wins in Auckland.

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It will be two out of two for magnificent Jodie Stimpson. Gwen

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Jorgensen out on her own, in a league of her own. Fabulous again

:13:29.:13:36.

from Gwen Jorgensen. Victory in Stockholm will go to Sarah Groff.

:13:37.:13:43.

There is a spring in her step as she comes home to win the world

:13:44.:13:45.

triathlon series. MUSIC: "Strictly Come Dancing" THEME

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Coverage from the women's race at the World Triathlon Series grand final in Edmonton, Canada. This is the eighth and final leg of the series, which has so far been dominated by American Gwen Jorgensen, whose electric form has left her top of the women's rankings. Great Britain's Jodie Stimpson, who won individual and mixed relay gold at the Commonwealth Games whilst representing England, has also enjoyed a strong season.


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