Great Britain Triathlon: World Series


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Hyde Park plays host to the London leg of the World Triathlon Series, the fourth event of the eight-race calendar, with both the men's and women's sprint triathlons taking place.


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Hello and welcome to Hyde Park, for a whole afternoon of high octane

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action. The world 's best triathletes are in London for round

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four of the 2014 World Triathlon Series and the thousands of

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spectators who have turned out to show their support are in for a real

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treat because they will get to see the men's and women's races

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back-to-back. The elites will be rating the shorter sprint distance,

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it will be fast, furious, here is what you can expect.

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Jodie Stimpson currently leads the series rankings after two wins from

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the first three races. She tells us what it is like to be on top of the

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world. The brave run on this course in 2012 was the start of an injury

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field former world champion Helen Jenkins she is back and ready to

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make an impact once again. London has been a significant course

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in the young careers of the Brownlee brothers, we get them together to

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talk Hyde Park. But it is Spain's Javier Gomez who

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leads the way in the men's competition with three wins out of

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three. London is the fourth stop in the

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eight race World Triathlon Series and just encase you need a reminder

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of what has happened in the previous events here is a re-of the season so

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far. -- re-. Jodie Stimpson got the season

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started in style with a dominant victory in Auckland while Helen

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Jenkins was back to secure a podium finish on her return. Johnny Bramley

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had to settle for second following a strong finish from having a Gomez --

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Jonathan Brownlee. It was a similar story in Cape Town

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as Gomez had too much for Johnny in the closing stages but there was a

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British 1-2 in the women's race as Jodie outsprinted Helen to make it

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to an array of. -- two in a row. Onto Yokohama and Jodie's run was to

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come to an end in dramatic fashion. There is trouble for Jodie Stimpson.

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She finished in ninth place and instead it was a first victory for

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when Jorgensen. She will win round three of the 2014 World Triathlon

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Series at a canter. The Brownlee brothers raced together

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for the first time in 2014 but neither made the podium, the winner

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would be decided in a Spanish sprint for the line. It is Gomez, Mola.

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Which one will take the win? Sprint finish for the line, it is Gomez.

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Three in a row. The men's race starts in about 25

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minutes and the men are in the water warming up right now. The women will

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dive into the water just after 4pm and you will be able to see both

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races in their entirety right here on BBC One. Stuart Hayes and Annie

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Emerson, part of our commentary team, will be with us. Let's have a

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look at the men's standings. Javier Gomez is leading the way.

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Jonathan Brownlee is ranked number two with two silvers. Alistair is

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down in 16th. Only one race under his belt in which he didn't make the

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podium. Heavy you Gomez is flying. He has

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had a fantastic season, but with it being a

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had a fantastic season, but with it to win but he is

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had a fantastic season, but with it athlete in the world, I am sure he

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will get on the podium. Has the men's race surprised you? It has.

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Gomez probably hasn't been pushed yet. The Brownlee brothers

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Gomez probably hasn't been pushed What has been noticeable is how much

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Gomez comfortably beat Johnny in the first couple of races. He does make

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it look so easy, he has got the hair, the time. But the Brownlee

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brothers are aiming for the Commonwealth Games so I think they

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will push him. It is unusual for us not to see both of them on the

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podium and they both start but that is what happens in Yokohama.

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Everybody is thinking is that the end of that era? Of course it is

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not. We are used to seeing them on the top of the podium for the

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Alistair has been out with injury. They have both had a chance to come

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back and rest. Hopefully they will be finding their form soon.

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Interesting to see what happens. Hyde Park has been very significant

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for both the Brownlee brothers, they have been reminiscing.

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In 2012, all those people, that they feel is unreal. And then to go back

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to Hyde Park without that is a little weird. You kind of thing, did

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that really happen? I am not very superstitious, but one cold night I

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ran a lap of the park. There was literally no one. It was very

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sobering. Time to move on. This is just a park.

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Let's look ahead to London. When two of you race there always something

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dramatic happens. Obviously it is the home race. I

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have had three of my best ever races and two of my worst. Only extremes.

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You had your second World Triathlon Series race in 2009. Still junior,

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and a different of the pack, Alistair one. I ran every race that

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year. The strange sight in Yokohama, for

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Brown Davies, neither of you on the podium. Is it a blip or is it

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something people should be worried about?

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For me it was a sense of tiredness, I had been travelling, Auckland and

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home, Cape Town and back, Yokohama and back. Humility tiredness, maybe

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a bit of overtraining during the winter, I was a bit more on edge

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when I turned up. You have to learn from these things. There are

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probably ten little things that all combine on a good day, on a not so

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good day, you are in a bit of trouble.

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2010, Alistair, have you found out why you had that collapse? 200,

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three and metres to go, I thought it would be all right. And then I just

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blacked out, I'd remember anything, I woke up in the medical tent

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hospital bed. I remember crossing the finish line, I didn't realise

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how serious it was at the time. It was he straight, a Thomas. --

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heatstroke. As Gomez done anything differently this winter, tried to

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address any witnesses he has had? I am not sure, I would like to ask,

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but he wouldn't tell me. I think he is very solid, I don't think there

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is anything spectacular. Johnny has been a bit tired and hasn't raced to

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the best of his ability for the --. Hopefully an anomaly. First and

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third for the Brownlee boys in Hyde Park.

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Looking back at that, that was my first real good race, under pressure

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as a senior. Basically a race between me and Gomez again, to try

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and comfort. That would qualify me for the Berecz. -- for the Olympics.

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You will be peaking later in the series. Gomez has come out quick. We

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hope so. The Commonwealth Games is massive for us, bigger than the

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World Series. I don't really want to, flying in April, May, I want to

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win Commonwealth medal. The 24-year-old Alistair Brownlee, the

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Olympic triathlon champion. Do you think about the 2012 and six

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much? You think about it quite a lot, eager to Hyde Park and you are

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running up the finishing straight of the Olympics, you can do it as often

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as you want. We go back once a year, when and Hyde Park, probably ten

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times a year. A constant reminder. 2013 was really tough. I knew my

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ankle was pretty sore, you just hope it would be all right. I think you

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down I knew it wasn't going to be. I have looked back at that race a

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lot, I knew I had to beat Gomez. He came down to the sprint finish, I

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was pretty confident. I gave him the perfect leader and he came past me

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with ten metres to go. I am paid to do everything I can to not get

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beaten. Sprint are normally my forte. You beat Alistair in Hamburg

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last year. I did want to beat him in a sprint.

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We are not used to seeing them be fallible, by their own high

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standards. Was Yokohama just a blip, as they said? We haven't seen them

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dominate this season, it wasn't a blip, it is a long season, eight

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races. It is really tough to keep your body in one piece throughout

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the season, today is where they are going to shine, it is a home crowd,

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their friends and family watching, it will be super exciting.

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Of course they have the added air balloon -- element of wanting to

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peak for the Commonwealth Games. Gomez hasn't had to. He could hit as

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early races might harder. Looking at the sprint distance, that will play

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into the likes of Jonathan Brownlee's hands, a two-time sprint

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world champion. This is his favoured distance. Jonathan hasn't won on

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this course before. Will a sprint distance give Jonny that extra

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chance? He has got a bit more fire in his belly, let's see what

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happens. They took to the schedule, the rules have changed for the World

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Triathlon Series engine after racing five series and the grand final, you

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have to be there all season to be champion. It has been very tough,

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they started out in Auckland, South Africa, Yokohama. The time

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difference and the travel has been really tough on them. This is a

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sprint distance and anything can happen. Let's not forget Mario Mola.

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He won that race in new Plymouth where he beat Gomez and that was a

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sprint distance. How would you have tackled this season if you had had

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the series and the Commonwealth games developers on? I would have

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avoided the early-season races and this would have been my focus,

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because come the end of July, still a long time, a lot of training needs

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to be done. That is triathlon. That is what Alistair is trying to do.

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Let's hear from the man that is going to be wearing number one on

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the start line, current world champion and current series leader

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Mahaffey a Gomez. -- have. Welcome back to London. What a year you have

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been having. Started very good, better than I expected. The first

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two races have been amazing, going the right way to get a fourth title.

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Halfway, so many races to go. Does it feel good to be back here, the

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place where you wonder World Championships title? Definitely,

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always great to race in London, good memories here, got my Olympic medal

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here, and last year had an amazing sprint finish that I finally one.

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Great to race here in London, Hyde Park, I hope there will be a lot of

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people cheering and we can put on a good show. What is your secret, why

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have you started so well, what did you eat during the winter? I have

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been training well, consistently, no injuries, no health problems. I was

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a bit lucky in races as well, things worked well for me. I am enjoying

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this moment. The Brownlee have spoken about their frustration

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about the series schedule, how do you feel? I would agree with them.

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We are not machines. We are humans. It is easy to get injuries or get

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sick. It will be a tough season for everybody. We are just trying to do

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the best we can. We hope they make a better calendar for next year, the

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ITU. Know you are playing on a course in London for only you and

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Alistair have competed in before. I have three wins, so I am confident.

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But I am realistic as well. Both Brownlee brothers will get better

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and better. Yokohama was Alistair's first race. I have been racing both

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of them for many years. The fact that they got fourth and fifth in

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Yokohama doesn't mean anything. They can be first and second year, so I

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need to work hard. Cavalier Gomes will not be complacent. -- Javier. I

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am joined by the editor of a triathlon newsletter. You believe we

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are in a golden era? Absolutely. To have a situation for you have three

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athletes who are right at the top of their game, right at the peak of

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their careers, and all of them still have an opportunity to improve, as

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we have with Javier, Alistair and Jonathan, it is a magnificent time.

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It really is a golden era. Statistically, when they all enter a

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triathlon together, one of them wins? Absolutely. It is quite

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amazing. Individually, they have on statistics. We have 132 out of 38

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races. When all of them have been there, of which they have done 15

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times, one of the three of them has won the race each of those 15 times.

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You're comparing that to the situation we have in tennis with

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Roger Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Absolutely. A couple of

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years ago, we had a guy who had been dominating, real classy guy, you had

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to love him, Roger Federer. That is Javier. You cannot not like him. I

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genuinely admire him. Then in tennis you had Nadal who came along, that

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is Alistair Brownlee. He will do anything to win. How do you break

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into that? That is where Jonathan comes along. Trying to crack those

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top two. He finally cracks it. So then you have three guys, Javier,

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Alistair and Jonathan, just like you have in tennis. It is magnificent

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for the sport. We need to recognise that in the way that we had Chris

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Eubank in boxing and Sebastian Coe in athletics. A golden age for

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athletics. Back to you. You agree that this is a golden age?

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Absolutely. With Richard Murray thrown into the back -- thrown into

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the mix, this is going to new heights. This is definitely a golden

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era for our sport. What is it like racing with these boys? It is

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fantastic. Look at the crowds. Back in the 1990s, I used to be here on

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my own. These days, hundreds of people are watching, sometimes

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thousands. In Yokohama, Richard Murray was on the podium alongside

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Javier. He will be looking to crash the party again today. Murray is

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soaking it all in as he celebrates his podium place. Does finishing

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ahead of both Brownlee brothers give you some more confidence for London?

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I wouldn't say so. I know my capability. We have looked at the

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statistics. I would not say there is a Big Apple train as. There are five

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of us -- I would not say there is a big gap between us. There are five

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of us who are very close. Richard and I race pretty similar. We are

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not the best swimmers. We have to work on the bike to have a chance of

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winning are finishing on the podium. We spend a lot of time training

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together, so that help is. When running, we tend to egg each other

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on. Sometimes we egged each other on too much and end up destroying each

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other at the end, but it is always fun when someone has the same goal

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in mind. Over the past two years, how hard has it been to be you, just

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on the edge of that trio? That is the way other athletes can keep

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improving, they have brought the sport to another level. We work and

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train as hard as we can. We want to be close to them. What is your aim

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for the series this year? I want to finish in the top four. I have been

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fifth for the last couple of years. I am sick of fifth-place! In

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Yokohama, I was thinking that if I didn't come fifth then I had one! I

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was pleased to come third. -- then I had won the race. Do you think we

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will see either of them on the podium? Possibly. They are both

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fantastic runners. Richard is a fantastic swimmer. The Slovakian,

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the fastest swimmer in the world. That is correct. And he has great

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friends with the Brownlee brothers. The Brownlee brothers will take over

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on the bike. You are a training partner with Alistair and Jonathan.

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I know you have a good Yorkshire accent. What do you think the

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conditions will be like today? The sprint distance should favour your

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racing style? I am better for Sprint. I will try to swim hard. I

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run. What about the Brownlee run. What about the Brownlee

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result in Yokohama? They will try to race as hard as possible. They will

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give everything they have got. It will be a fast and exciting race.

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For sure. It will be interesting to get the medal positions. So Richard

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Varga is part of the tactics today. What else will we see? The first

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year, it was a sprint distant race -- distance race, half of the

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Olympic size. The bike will be fast on the corners, so people will have

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to watch out. What difference does it make in terms of training for a

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sprint distance? You could be less fit, I guess? Most of the races are

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Olympic distance. Perhaps over the last couple of weeks they will have

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been doing more sprint to network. They are now introducing the

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competitors. There is Jonathan Brownlee. They are wearing wet

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suits. It is a lovely sunny day, but the water is not very warm. It is

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currently 15 degrees. The wet suit will keep them nice and warm. That

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will give people extra buoyancy. It is a sprint distance, so those who

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are strong in their swim cannot make too much of a difference, Canvey?

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No, but Richard Varga really likes to take the swim out fast. -- can

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the? Who do you think will be on the podium? I think the same as the

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Olympic Games. Alistair, then Javier Gomez, then Jonathan. It is time to

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join our commentators to see if that prediction is correct.

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It is a real delight to be back in Hyde Park for this World Triathlon

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Series. There is a confident looking Javier Gomez. There will be a single

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lap in the Serpentine this year. 750 metres in the water. This year, they

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do not leave the park. At the Olympics and last year, the

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do not leave the park. At the down to the palace, but this year

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they stay in the boundaries of Hyde Park for a

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they stay in the boundaries of Hyde give them a total distance of 20

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kilometres. Then the run is 5000 metres. Two lapse to conclude the

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triathlon. The Brownlee brothers down on the pontoon. Javier Gomez,

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the Spaniard, is down on the pontoon. Javier Gomez,

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All eyes at the start of the swim will be of course on Richard Varga.

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He is Number Ten, the Slovakian super swift swimmer. He will be

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hoping to carry the Brownlee brothers through to a first five

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position as they exit the water. The swim is expected to take under ten

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minutes. Then they will head to transition to pick up the bikes. The

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start of the bike course is in the park. It is a flat course. For the

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men, there are a total of 66 elite athletes due to start. They jog to

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the starting position, passed through their bikes are parked up

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ready for the first transition. Hyde Park, the spiritual home of

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triathlon, following the extraordinary scenes of August 2012

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were the crowd was ten deep all around the course. You could obscure

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yourself on that day. We have a good crowd here today. This sport has

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really caught the public's imagination. Lookout crammed the

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grand stands are. Every seat is taken. Are people out on every inch

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of the course as well. Terrific day in this part of London. It is

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indeed. One unusual aspect is Alistair Brownlee wearing number 15,

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indeed. One unusual aspect is as a matter of disrespect, but they

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will be firing, ready to get back on the top. They are getting towards

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the final countdown no. Just to remind you, this is stage four of

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the World Triathlon Series which began in April in Auckland. I think

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the guys are right to complain about the schedule which has taken them to

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Cape Town, then Yokohama and no London. Here is the start list.

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Aaron Harris from near Basingstoke is always in contention with another

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a run. -- Aaron. Javier Gomez tops the standings. He has three

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victories, Auckland, Cape Town and Yokohama. Theoretically, they could

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end the season unbeaten. The next stage will be in Chicago, then back

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to Europe and then the final in Edmonton in Canada. It is a brittle

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schedule. Ready to go in Hyde Park for the sprint distance triathlon.

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It will all be done in well under an hour. The red flag is raised to

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signal that the officials on the pontoon are happy. They will drop

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the flags and then they will get the official start.

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Stage four of the World Triathlon Series here in London's Royal Hyde

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Park. They are underway. Cold water in the

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Serpentine. A single lap will follow them from above. They are followed

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by paramedics all over the water in the centre of the park. Richard

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Varga already setting a fast and furious pace. The blue carpet with

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London written on it is the transition area. Richard Varga will

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be shadowed by number 20, another fast man through the water. They are

:31:54.:31:58.

traditionally out there in front. The Brownlee brothers and Gomez will

:31:59.:32:02.

not be too far behind. This is extraordinary. The pace of

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this swim, we have been used to seeing that faster, but this is

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something else. That is Richard Varga Alberta in front. Huge

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differences at this early stage. It will be a race of transition is. The

:32:20.:32:24.

Brownlee brothers will want to get onto the bike quickly, Richard Varga

:32:25.:32:29.

working for them and with them on the swim. Transitions will be

:32:30.:32:33.

absolutely crucial. You saw from the aerial shot the

:32:34.:32:42.

three enormous inflatable boys which Mark the turning semicircle. No

:32:43.:32:47.

surprise it is the sport of triathlon's fastest swimmer who

:32:48.:32:51.

leads them through. We will try to catch sight of the number of the man

:32:52.:32:59.

who tales him. They are heading out towards the Serpentine Bridge which

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marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens which is on

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the western and Kensington Gardens which is on

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water. The other side of the water beyond the bridge is known as the

:33:10.:33:15.

long water, that forms part of Kensington Gardens. Aurelien Raphael

:33:16.:33:19.

of France, he is always good in the water, he is sticking as close as he

:33:20.:33:25.

possibly can to Richard Varga. Looking at the and turnover, we talk

:33:26.:33:31.

about this long, stroking swim. The turnover is so fast. No backing down

:33:32.:33:35.

on that whatsoever. 200 metres already, there has been no letting

:33:36.:33:43.

off in speed. Just with his overhead shot you can see how fast that is.

:33:44.:33:48.

Normally we would see most of the pack together, normally there would

:33:49.:33:52.

not be a five metre gap as we are seeing here with two Serbs of the

:33:53.:33:58.

swim section to go. -- two thirds. Quickly they reached the turn. The

:33:59.:34:03.

paddle border is they're keeping an eye on things. Someone has taken

:34:04.:34:08.

another in the here and has ducked under. We get a bit of mayhem at

:34:09.:34:11.

times in these situations, hands on heads, caps get ripped off and

:34:12.:34:17.

goggles can get dislodged. Somebody is getting bobbed around in there,

:34:18.:34:20.

in all sorts of trouble, like a rubber duck, what a start. One or

:34:21.:34:25.

two really having to push hard and swim to their right to make the

:34:26.:34:29.

turn. Look at the lead Richard Varga and Aurelien Raphael have.

:34:30.:34:37.

It is crucial to maintain that place in the pack. You could almost see

:34:38.:34:41.

the panic setting in with the swim is being pushed, just really pushed

:34:42.:34:46.

underneath as they come through. Richard Varga leads.

:34:47.:34:50.

underneath as they come through. Raphael has shadowed him

:34:51.:34:53.

magnificently. We are ensuring Richard Varga is enjoying this is an

:34:54.:35:01.

honest race, flat out from the start, I don't think we will see any

:35:02.:35:05.

letting up whatsoever. Gomez up there, as we would expect, right in

:35:06.:35:08.

the mix. Not too far behind. I think it is

:35:09.:35:16.

Ryan Bailie he might have full company that come in under six. Just

:35:17.:35:19.

trying to spot the numbers on the orange swim caps. Now they come,

:35:20.:35:27.

heading back to work the swim started, a few minutes ago, down to

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the last 400 metres. You can see the lighter on the southern bank which

:35:35.:35:38.

opened in 1930, open to the public in summer, members of the Serpentine

:35:39.:35:41.

swimming club can swim any morning of the year. There is a traditional

:35:42.:35:47.

Christmas morning race for the Peter Pan club which was inaugurated by

:35:48.:35:53.

the creator of Peter Barry, there are a few recreational swimmers in

:35:54.:35:55.

there this afternoon watching these guys charge past.

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In this situation Richard Varga is going to be very happy to be at the

:36:03.:36:06.

front. Because you have to say in the middle of the pack it is very

:36:07.:36:11.

tight. We saw that real mishmash going around the first and second

:36:12.:36:18.

turning areas. They have established a bit of clear water. You just hope

:36:19.:36:22.

the Brownlee brothers will be up there and chasing hard, so they make

:36:23.:36:26.

themselves liable to get into the lead pack. It could well be the

:36:27.:36:31.

whole pack getting together. There is a giant pink swimmer that

:36:32.:36:35.

has been placed in the water alongside the lighter. There is a

:36:36.:36:43.

biker and run around the park as. Great scenes above Hyde Park. In its

:36:44.:36:52.

spring, the green glory. And 300 metres to swim. Richard Varga has

:36:53.:36:55.

forced the pace in this sprint distance triathlon forms. Normally

:36:56.:37:03.

they get out of the water and diving for second lap. Varga has been able

:37:04.:37:09.

to put his foot and knowing it is a single lap, 750 metres, before

:37:10.:37:12.

to put his foot and knowing it is a to ride as opposed to the normal

:37:13.:37:16.

44. 5000 metres, normally their rent 10,000 metres to conclude.

:37:17.:37:21.

Reasonably well spread. There is a gap growing. Another group of 15

:37:22.:37:27.

forming the chase gap growing. Another group of 15

:37:28.:37:32.

stage. We can see just gap growing. Another group of 15

:37:33.:37:37.

gap has become. Is there an intention for the small group to try

:37:38.:37:41.

to stay away, because that will be difficult on this course. With a big

:37:42.:37:44.

group working behind, they can get in each other's way and maybe that

:37:45.:37:46.

small group at the front will in each other's way and maybe that

:37:47.:37:52.

viable to stay away. Richard father, Gomez, look at the

:37:53.:37:58.

difference in body position. Normally Richard would have his head

:37:59.:38:02.

down, but that is not happening. He has got his head up and it is 100%

:38:03.:38:07.

power throughout this swim. So far it is a look as if anybody

:38:08.:38:13.

has been left way behind the group. They have got to go around the last

:38:14.:38:23.

buoy before they come up water. You They have got to go around the last

:38:24.:38:28.

would expect there would be a huge group performing at the front. Some

:38:29.:38:34.

of these terms, the hairpins, out on the four, five kilometre by Clark,

:38:35.:38:39.

some are really tight. Thankfully it is dry to date, in wet conditions it

:38:40.:38:44.

can be very nasty. A possible opportunity for these

:38:45.:38:48.

three athletes to stay away, it will take a lot of commitment but they

:38:49.:38:51.

have put themselves in such a great position. Some of the swimmers have

:38:52.:38:58.

gone long. You have to do your homework and know what the course

:38:59.:39:00.

is, round the yellow ones, they have chosen to go round the red and that

:39:01.:39:06.

has cost them a good ten metres. The course sends them between the yellow

:39:07.:39:10.

and red to finish but some have gone along way round, past the boathouse.

:39:11.:39:15.

After just under eight minutes, Richard Varga hits dry land. He will

:39:16.:39:20.

leave the water and head towards his wheels now. Extraordinary time

:39:21.:39:31.

there, 63 seconds for each 100m. That is putting us up there at world

:39:32.:39:35.

championship and Olympic level in pure storming terms. Those are the

:39:36.:39:40.

first three out of the Serpentine. Then a massive group chasing them

:39:41.:39:42.

down, Slovakian, Frenchman and Then a massive group chasing them

:39:43.:39:47.

Russian arrive in the transition so. The first of the

:39:48.:40:00.

We are looking for Gomez, he has come out in 16th.

:40:01.:40:19.

They hit the transition and go through the motions. Gomez picks up

:40:20.:40:26.

his bike, his wet suit is in the box. No penalty. Jonny is out of the

:40:27.:40:35.

saddle. It can be a little chaotic as we saw with Stinson in this stage

:40:36.:40:40.

as she tripped over her own bike and fell. They are giving each other a

:40:41.:40:45.

bit of room. A massive group leaves together. It is a huge pack. Both

:40:46.:40:55.

the Brownlee brothers and Gomez out shoulder to child. Towards the front

:40:56.:40:58.

of the pack, even on the run from the swim through and into transition

:40:59.:41:02.

they managed to establish position at the beginning of the front of

:41:03.:41:06.

this pack. Three cyclists to chase down. We will go down to the

:41:07.:41:12.

transition area and catch up with Graham Bell who is with Stuart

:41:13.:41:18.

Hayes. That was incredibly fast swim from

:41:19.:41:21.

Richard Varga, was it too fast? Possibly. It will be one big pack.

:41:22.:41:27.

As soon as they jump on their bikes it could split the race.

:41:28.:41:33.

What did you think Alistair and Jonny were thinking when that

:41:34.:41:37.

developed in the swim? They were probably panicking a little bit but

:41:38.:41:40.

they do their damage now on the bike at the beginning.

:41:41.:41:45.

The tactic now is to go absolutely flat out, or to share the lead at

:41:46.:41:51.

the front? Go flat out and try to get into form, they don't want the

:41:52.:41:55.

other runners with them. They want to come into the final five K with

:41:56.:41:58.

the least amount of people as possible.

:41:59.:42:05.

The bike is now well underway. 20 kilometres to cycle around the park.

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They will stay within the boundaries of the park, at times they will

:42:11.:42:16.

cross the Serpentine Bridge, go past the gallery, before riding along the

:42:17.:42:28.

south and heading up to the North. We are riding with Alistair

:42:29.:42:34.

Brownlee, the 26-year-old, the Olympic triathlon champion. He is in

:42:35.:42:36.

the venue where he won his gold medal, just under two years ago. He

:42:37.:42:43.

is growling and he is working hard. He is going for this. He is pushing

:42:44.:42:46.

really hard. That is the huge impact it. We said

:42:47.:42:50.

as they came through the transition, Alistair, Jonny and Javier had made

:42:51.:42:57.

their move to the front. Alistair went for it at the front, they were

:42:58.:42:59.

reeled in, already went for it at the front, they were

:43:00.:43:03.

chasing pack have split stock they split within half a mile. Alistair

:43:04.:43:09.

went past Polyanskiy as if he were standing still.

:43:10.:43:15.

We have news of a 15 second stop-go penalty for the German, number 11.

:43:16.2:24:50

We're not sure of the reason. We will keep you updated.

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We're not sure of the reason. We he left something in transition for

2:24:512:24:50

top left is swimming hat out of the box in transition of 15 second

2:24:512:24:50

stop-go. Out on the bike now, look at Alistair Brownlee, glancing

2:24:512:24:50

behind him, looking to see if anyone is joining in. What. -- joining

2:24:512:24:50

support. He is trying to run the running legs out of everybody else.

2:24:512:24:50

There was a split in the pack when it came through, whether he has just

2:24:512:24:50

backed off, having established him self at the front, remains to be

2:24:512:24:50

seen. The pace at the front has followed the pace of this running.

2:24:512:24:50

Badge each pack is beginning to stretch immediately for stop Johnny

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee goes forward to the front. We saw some work from Ryan Fisher.

2:24:512:24:50

Ryan Fisher put him self on the line. He has been followed by the

2:24:512:24:50

way through. We have got a working group at the front. Very, very

2:24:512:24:50

difficult for them to get away. Alistair Brownlee has put his marker

2:24:512:24:50

down early and he said I refuse to leave this to the wonders of plan.

2:24:512:24:50

He has joined forces with Richard Varga who did the hard, fast work in

2:24:512:24:50

the water. Gomez was the golden number one on both arms. He won this

2:24:512:24:50

title 12 months ago, making some adjustments to his eyewear. Jonathan

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee, limited. 29 on the left, another South African. Vincent Luis

2:24:512:24:50

of France is always a good summer. Number eight. We will keep an eye

2:24:512:24:50

out for Aaron Harris, another for Great Britain for stop the other

2:24:512:24:50

British competitors are Matthew Sharp who wears number 25, Gordon

2:24:512:24:50

Benson who has number 42, and Mark Buchan is in the race, number 55.

2:24:512:24:50

Two Irish triathletes as well, Bryan Keane, 23 and Conor Murphy, number

2:24:512:24:50

36. Bryan Keane was a little way down on the swim. He is a very

2:24:512:24:50

strong runner indeed, but I am not sure if the pack is splitting at the

2:24:512:24:50

moment. I thought they would come together. It seems that they have

2:24:512:24:50

looked round, they have made sure that they have a leading pack and

2:24:512:24:50

now I think they work really is on. They have just come past the Italian

2:24:512:24:50

garden in Kensington Gardens. Heading back down to the water

2:24:512:24:50

transition. It won't be long before they complete a first lap of four.

2:24:512:24:50

You can see that the groups are not far apart. We have a leading group

2:24:512:24:50

of about 15. And then a group who are about ten seconds adrift. They

2:24:512:24:50

must number 25. At the end of lap one, let's get a check on the Times

2:24:512:24:50

and the difference between the big leaders and the chasers. Number

2:24:512:24:50

five, Richard Murray was on the podium in Yokohama. The leaders have

2:24:512:24:50

arrived on the blue carpet. And lap one is done with Vincent Luis in the

2:24:512:24:50

lead. Eireann Harris of Great Britain is 12. Richard Murray led

2:24:512:24:50

the second pack, 14 seconds down. If the leaders can maintain this pace,

2:24:512:24:50

they have every opportunity to take the running legs away from Richard

2:24:512:24:50

Murray. Know we are seeing the running legs away from Richard

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee in the lead. We have 17 in the leading pack as one has dropped

2:24:512:24:50

off. There are two British athlete in the second group. Javier Gomez is

2:24:512:24:50

safely ensconced in the leading group. Let's ride with the leaders.

2:24:512:24:50

Aaron Royle, the Australian, has been consistent this season. Kicking

2:24:512:24:50

his turn to lead the pack. Quite a tight turn around this traffic

2:24:512:24:50

island in the park. Just at the end of North carriage drive. Then the

2:24:512:24:50

head south again. The leading pack of 17 are looking very strong out.

2:24:512:24:50

You have to question whether the pace is really

2:24:512:24:50

You have to question whether the front, so much so that some of the

2:24:512:24:50

athletes are struggling. If there is a big lengthening out, that makes it

2:24:512:24:50

so much easier for the chasing pack to hone in and fix on the back of

2:24:512:24:50

the rider in the rear of the leading pack and they will gradually break

2:24:512:24:50

them second by second. At the moment, we still have a gap, but it

2:24:512:24:50

appears the chase pack are beginning to close. You can

2:24:512:24:50

appears the chase pack are beginning in the red and white. Normally you

2:24:512:24:50

would expect to see Alistair in the red and white. Normally you

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee at the front of the group, shouting instructions. I have seen

2:24:512:24:50

Javier Gomez in the last five minutes, but I have not seen much of

2:24:512:24:50

Alistair. There here's to the right of the screen. He is back involved.

2:24:512:24:50

Never out of the frame for too long. He has made a breakaway, billing a

2:24:512:24:50

few seconds between him and the rest of the lead group. He is looking

2:24:512:24:50

around, does anybody else want to join in the fun two so far, he is on

2:24:512:24:50

his own. Making a big left-hand turn here at Hyde Park Corner. I think

2:24:512:24:50

both Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have come into this race determined.

2:24:512:24:50

There is so much talk in the press about, is this the end of the old

2:24:512:24:50

era? I don't see it like that. I think it is a reminder of how good

2:24:512:24:50

the standard is. We can see Alistair in that short wearing the number 15,

2:24:512:24:50

forcing the lead pace. They are struggling to keep up with him. This

2:24:512:24:50

lead group are just five seconds clear of the chasers. They will

2:24:512:24:50

converge into one massive Tour de France type peloton very shortly.

2:24:512:24:50

Still these are tax coming off the front. We were watching other

2:24:512:24:50

leaders coming through. Alistair is at the front. We will have to wait

2:24:512:24:50

and see what happens. Time to hear from Graham Bell and Stewart Hayes

2:24:512:24:50

once again. You have a theory as to why Alistair went a W O L -- a wall

2:24:512:24:50

from the front of that group? Alistair is a very aggressive

2:24:512:24:50

athlete. He is frustrated. He wants guys to work with him. He is putting

2:24:512:24:50

his hands in the air to try to do circles because he wants to

2:24:512:24:50

his hands in the air to try to do group away. Do you think they will

2:24:512:24:50

stay away? Is this break big enough? It is hard to see. The elastic band

2:24:512:24:50

stay away? Is this break big enough? might snap. -- hard to see.

2:24:512:24:50

It is hard to see. The elastic band might snap. -- hard to see. -- say.

2:24:512:24:50

They have headed down towards Buckingham Palace. This year, they

2:24:512:24:50

will stay within the boundaries of the park. It is a question of

2:24:512:24:50

maintaining the pressure no. At the moment, we can still see the

2:24:512:24:50

pressure group. They are working to get back on. That is what Alistair

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee is asking for from his cohorts. The gap is still there, but

2:24:512:24:50

it is not stretching to the extent that we would be hoping for four

2:24:512:24:50

hour two Brits in the leading pack. These are the leaders. Everyone is

2:24:512:24:50

taking their turn. The chasers are not far behind. The number about 20

2:24:512:24:50

or 25 riders. Some British triathletes in there. They are

2:24:512:24:50

halfway on the bikes. Two lapse down, two to go. Richard Varga is in

2:24:512:24:50

sixth. Alistair Brownlee in nine. Just eight seconds to Richard Murray

2:24:512:24:50

who leads the chasing group. We know his running abilities are superb. He

2:24:512:24:50

almost shoulder charged that barrier! He has the same idea as

2:24:512:24:50

Alistair Brownlee, but he needs to re-establish himself. We saw how

2:24:512:24:50

strong runner he is. He is putting himself in contention for a possible

2:24:512:24:50

victory here. The last times, it has been Javier Gomez or the Brownlee

2:24:512:24:50

brothers. All of a sudden, the world has changed. Mario Mola is up there.

2:24:512:24:50

If they can do it, if they can close the gap, maybe I can as well?

2:24:512:24:50

Richard Murray is the instigator of the chasing group. Under ten

2:24:512:24:50

kilometres to write. Just to remind you, there is a shorter run segment

2:24:512:24:50

to complete the sprint distance triathlon. 5000 metres around the

2:24:512:24:50

park. Two lapse of 2.5 kilometres. -- laps. Vincent Luis, number eight,

2:24:512:24:50

the French man is at the back of the chasing group. It looks like the

2:24:512:24:50

Danish rider might be having some technical issues. Number 67. He

2:24:512:24:50

appears to be becoming adrift of the chasing group. I think

2:24:512:24:50

it hard to stay with the pace. Javier Gomez goes to the front. They

2:24:512:24:50

still have the second half of the bike section to do. Look at the size

2:24:512:24:50

of that pack. Javier Gomez seems to be instrumental to getting away at

2:24:512:24:50

the front. The Brazilian was getting involved. Gordon Benson for Great

2:24:512:24:50

Britain, number 42 as well. He is working with number 35, Franz

2:24:512:24:50

Loeschke of Spain. Doing a lot of work up at the front. Alistair

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee will be looking around thinking, perhaps

2:24:512:24:50

the order has changed? At the moment, it would appear that it is

2:24:512:24:50

coming down to a runners race. We may well see a further easing off of

2:24:512:24:50

the bike pace up at the front. We can see the Princess Diana Memorial

2:24:512:24:50

fountain, alongside the Serpentine. That will be used

2:24:512:24:50

fountain, alongside the Serpentine. the women's sprint distance race.

2:24:512:24:50

Their race starts shortly after the conclusion of the men. 16, Dan

2:24:512:24:50

Wilson from Australia. He makes his move on the outside, trying to force

2:24:512:24:50

his way towards the front. There is Gregor Buchholz from Germany. He has

2:24:512:24:50

the 15 second penalty to come. You might remember at the Olympics that

2:24:512:24:50

the same thing happened to Jonathan Brownlee because of this pint

2:24:512:24:50

infringement -- dismount. He had to stop and stand, take the 15 second

2:24:512:24:50

count, and then still was able to get back in the race and win the

2:24:512:24:50

bronze medal. Extraordinary performance that day from Jonathan

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee. As Stewart performance that day from Jonathan

2:24:512:24:50

suggested, he thought the final performance that day from Jonathan

2:24:512:24:50

Olympics. With the form that Javier Gomez is in, I think this is his

2:24:512:24:50

race for the taking. We will see how it unfolds. Now around the Italian

2:24:512:24:50

garden. We are it unfolds. Now around the Italian

2:24:512:24:50

attack coming off the front. Not one of them has been fully sustained. We

2:24:512:24:50

are seeing people get of them has been fully sustained. We

2:24:512:24:50

metres. Rather than having the desperation to go buy yourself,

2:24:512:24:50

everyone is looking back. Nobody seems desperate to go by themselves.

2:24:512:24:50

Benson is helping to force the pace. attack. -- a Lonmin attack.

2:24:512:24:50

Benson is helping to force the pace. He has done printed of -- plenty of

2:24:512:24:50

work. The Italian is trying He has done printed of -- plenty of

2:24:512:24:50

away from this group and he is joined by an Australian. They have

2:24:512:24:50

some distance, but not much. You can see Jonathan Brownlee sitting in

2:24:512:24:50

seventh position. He is reluctant to see Jonathan Brownlee sitting in

2:24:512:24:50

make a move. Without anybody to have the confidence to make that attack,

2:24:512:24:50

it is difficult. A real free feeling at the back. It is a very big pack

2:24:512:24:50

going into this final lap. There is a massive peloton of riders. Some of

2:24:512:24:50

them are just free feeling in the slipstream. We are going to look at

2:24:512:24:50

the full list of riders here. These two have made a little break. They

2:24:512:24:50

want to try and do some damage when they ditched the bike later on. They

2:24:512:24:50

are more than three quarters of the way through this bike course no. The

2:24:512:24:50

two groups have converged. It will be a delicate situation. Up to 50

2:24:512:24:50

riders coming together at the end of the 20 kilometres bike ride. They

2:24:512:24:50

will have to watch themselves as they hang up their bikes. Perhaps

2:24:512:24:50

Mario Mola or Richard Murray will be looking to hit the five kilometres

2:24:512:24:50

run early. They are just pretend attacks, just

2:24:512:24:50

to get a little bit of free space. I think at this stage because the pack

2:24:512:24:50

is so big, the writers think OK, I need to get to the front, but not to

2:24:512:24:50

make a break, more to ensure they have clear space around the route

2:24:512:24:50

into transition. They are aware of what happened to Jodie Stimpson,

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everybody would have been in a situation where that could have

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happened to them. Even now, not really looking for attacks of the

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front, but more to get in a good, viable position entering transition

2:24:512:24:50

to. The former world champion from

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Spain, 301I saw up there as well. The Austrian, Thomas Springer.

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Taking the chance, forcing the pace at the front. Vincent Luis thinks he

2:24:512:24:50

has got a chance. He kicks clear. This is where Richard Murray almost

2:24:512:24:50

shoulder charge the barrier has become past the Serpentine Gallery.

2:24:512:24:50

Quite well spread. Long line of triathletes just jostling for

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position. 31 minutes gone. The bike is almost done. There is number 15,

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Alistair Brownlee, gritting his teeth, is that the grimace or smile?

2:24:512:24:50

Could be a bit of both, lots of noise. He

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Could be a bit of both, lots of to his opponents and those he thinks

2:24:512:24:50

I'd be working for his benefit. 37 is up there as well.

2:24:512:24:50

I think what we are doing is setting ourselves up for an absolutely

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fascinating final discipline, the five kilometre run, with salmon in

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contention, you can bet they will be going flat out out of transition. We

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remember back from the Olympics, that first 800 metres was covered in

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just outside two minutes. I am sure we will see exactly that today. They

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will be coming in in a big pack, might be a bit loose, but out of

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transition, it is springtime. Jonny Brownlee easing off a little bit,

2:24:512:24:50

transition, it is springtime. Jonny deciding we cannot get away, I will

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save my next just deciding we cannot get away, I will

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will see what damage we can do on the run. Mark Buckingham up there as

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well, number 55, just ahead of Jonathan Brownlee. Great British

2:24:512:24:50

triathletes in first and second at the moment, the German estate. The

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Australians in green and gold. Four of them there. They are starting to

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think about the conclusion of of them there. They are starting to

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20 K sprint distance ride. Mark Buckingham is a great runner, an

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international runner in his own right. To be leading in this

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position and knowing he has got his best strength to country, he will be

2:24:512:24:50

really up for this, maybe we will have Mark Buckingham going out with

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the Brownlee brothers. Gomez, Mola, it will

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the Brownlee brothers. Gomez, Mola, out out of transition. This trail is

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trying to work as a pack. 53, the Brazilian, he is having a look as

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well for top 37 behind him. Javier Gomez is one of the oldest

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man in the race at 31 years of age. He has won all three races, Auckland

2:24:512:24:50

at the beginning of April, Cape Town at the end of April, Yokohama in the

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middle of May. Three races, three victories for him. He bids for four

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in a row here in Hyde Park. Maybe the big danger to Gomez is going to

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be his countrymen, Mario Mola. He did Gomez in the very early race at

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the start of the season. He will be in big danger. Everything to play

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for, everybody in contention. Watch out for Mark Buckingham on the run.

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Last 600 metres on the bike, then they will be heading back to the

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transition area. There on the southern side of that Serpentine,

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they will loop around and head back to transition. Everybody is starting

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to think about it, look at this pack, it is rare we see such a big

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group of riders together. Normally it is 1520, this sort of massive

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group of riders is spectacular for the spectators here in Hyde Park who

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have come out in force on a beautiful afternoon in central

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London. Just changes the whole aspect of the race, having it as a

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sprint distance, everybody is prepared to go flat out right from

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the start, it is all action so far, that will continue. It looks very

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clean, that was Alistair Brownlee, Jonny Brownlee on the right-hand

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side. Clean entry into transition. And now the race really starts.

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Jonathan Brownlee getting a feel for his run. The movement for the legs.

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Hangs up his bike, bike helmet off. Right shoe on. This is all rehearsed

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time and time again for stop Gomez is on his way. He was in first out

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but he is within the first ten. It is a decent transition for Gomez.

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Everybody is in and out in double quick time. I am not sure anybody

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has been too far left behind, keep an eye out for Mario Mola and

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Richard Murray. We will also focus on the Brownlee brothers, somebody

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is struggling at the back, the Australian at the back. The Austrian

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followed by Alistair Brownlee who is already rocking and rolling and

2:24:512:24:50

breathing hard and clearly looking for early pace. Jonathan is going

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with him. Gomez is going with him. Richard Murray is right in there, he

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is in sixth place now. Then the rest of them just of opposition on the

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hairpin turn, the first lap and away stop -- underway. ITU Colas

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alongside Alistair Brownlee. Richard Murray looking very dangerous in

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fifth or sixth place. He was sitting on Javier Gomez's shoulder.

2:24:512:24:50

fifth or sixth place. He was sitting has dropped slightly behind Murray.

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We saw how strong Richard Murray was on the previous race. Mario Mola

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comes into view as well. The big three challengers to the Brownlee

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brothers. At the moment the Brownlee 's 1-2. You see them going past the

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grandstand once again. We have got a few of the late markers on that

2:24:512:24:50

initial pack up the front. The big players out there holding the top

2:24:512:24:50

five positions at the moment. The blue racing corridor is pretty

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narrow, hardly room for them all. Alistair Brownlee stands tall and

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injects some pace into the first to put five: The term lap. -- into the

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first 2.5 kilometre lap. Your initial burg, wearing the ITU

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colours, he was up there. He might now have been dropped. Seeing a

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little bit of a split. The top eight or ten runners seem to be getting

2:24:512:24:50

away. Alistair Brownlee making his re-entry to the race so in just two

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weeks back. We are seeing Alistair, he has made a move here already, was

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he that little bit not quite race prepared going into Yokohama. At the

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moment now that Murray has taken the lead, seems to be covering

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everything going along. That one is stretching everybody out. That has

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everything going along. That one is really, a leaders at the front

2:24:512:24:50

getting away, really, a leaders at the front

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Britain both Brownlee brothers are therefore stop the danger

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Britain both Brownlee brothers are Mola, Richard Murray, Javier Gomez.

2:24:512:24:50

Mario Mola, runner-up in the sprint finish in your karma.

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Mario Mola, runner-up in the sprint the full Olympic, Gomez then Mola.

2:24:512:24:50

Mario Mola, runner-up in the sprint Things different today, a home race

2:24:512:24:50

for the Things different today, a home race

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colder temperatures. They will enjoy them. They are both it is a huge

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amount of successful. He is determined to make his mark on the

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podium in Yokohama, still looking to really break

2:24:512:24:50

podium in Yokohama, still looking to regularly at World Triathlon Series

2:24:512:24:50

level. Have the Brownlee brothers decided on different race tactics?

2:24:512:24:50

Every time we see them race they go immediately to the front and it is

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or was Javier Gomez looking to hang with them. Now we seem to be seeing

2:24:512:24:50

they are both happy to let Richard Murray, Mario Mola, go from the

2:24:512:24:50

front and Murray, Mario Mola, go from the

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they are getting a bit of respite, they are thinking we have always

2:24:512:24:50

done the work at the front, now we will change tactics, we

2:24:512:24:50

done the work at the front, now we what they will do when we respond to

2:24:512:24:50

there, anyplace. Mario Mola from Spain in the red,

2:24:512:24:50

Marie from South Africa. To the left, Alistair Brownlee, number 15.

2:24:512:24:50

His younger brother Jonathan on his tail. The field getting a little

2:24:512:24:50

spread, the Germans getting left behind. Steffen Justus. He has got

2:24:512:24:50

slightly stranded. Alistair Brownlee once again has a little look at the

2:24:512:24:50

front of the pack. Everybody responding. There is somebody off

2:24:512:24:50

the back who is getting involved as well. Could be another one of the

2:24:512:24:50

South Africans. Ryan Bailie of Australia going through. There is

2:24:512:24:50

Gomez. Number 49 running at the front. Joao Silva of Portugal. He

2:24:512:24:50

could do so and damaged today. Big, big race for Bailey of

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Australia. He has been so consistent. -- Ryan Bailie. Two

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Portuguese, two Spanish, two Brits, Richard Murray. It is down to a

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runners race, lead pack of eight. We have seen Alistair go to the front,

2:24:512:24:50

looking around, he made that 500 metres where he just dropped back a

2:24:512:24:50

little bit, now we are seeing, perhaps an attack, perhaps just a

2:24:512:24:50

surge from the front. There is a response every single time at the

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moment. You have to say every single one of them in with a great

2:24:512:24:50

opportunity to win here. Alistair Brownlee took a bottle of water,

2:24:512:24:50

poured it over his head, not down his throat. Feeling his body temp

2:24:512:24:50

which is writing somewhat. Alistair Brownlee, always looks uncomfortable

2:24:512:24:50

when he is running. His grimace as he crossed the line to win the title

2:24:512:24:50

here in August, we know he is not totally race fit, he has been out,

2:24:512:24:50

missed the first three races, made his comeback on me the 17th in

2:24:512:24:50

Yokohama, wasn't a great race for him. The world number one, the

2:24:512:24:50

31-year-old Spaniard has a little look and decides it is time to get

2:24:512:24:50

in the spotlight. Javier Gomez of Spain, the best in the world right

2:24:512:24:50

now, takes up the running at the front of the field. Gomez takes up

2:24:512:24:50

the running, and immediate response from the other pack members there,

2:24:512:24:50

particularly Alistair Brownlee, running at the front, a couple of

2:24:512:24:50

bodies removed from Javier Gomez, saw the danger, decided he needed to

2:24:512:24:50

respond, absolutely when Fred, and has managed to stay with Gomez. --

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went for it. Gomez, Murray, Mola. Both the Brownlee brothers with

2:24:512:24:50

them. They can keep up with the pace. They are approaching the end

2:24:512:24:50

of lap one. Onto the softer blue carpet, just to relieve the

2:24:512:24:50

vibrations through the legs as they hit transition for the first time,

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midway through this 5000 metre run. Gomez, Ryan Bailie, Jonathan

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee, Joao Silva in there as well. Vincent Luis. This is the

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second group. You can tell the lack of pace. They are some way removed

2:24:512:24:50

from the leaders. A 15 second gap, the merger of the speed at the

2:24:512:24:50

front. There's eight athletes going so strong. I would hesitate to call

2:24:512:24:50

a winner at the moment. We have been so used to seeing Javier Gomez on

2:24:512:24:50

one of the two Brownlee brothers being up there. It didn't change the

2:24:512:24:50

order, still in the top five. But to call a winner from this particularly

2:24:512:24:50

when we have so many good runners in great performances, Mario Mola, grey

2:24:512:24:50

shape. Richard Murray as well. Javier Gomez able to take them just

2:24:512:24:50

two weeks ago. We have a group of eight established

2:24:512:24:50

as the front pack, early in the second group, the final lap of the

2:24:512:24:50

run, they are all fighting for the minor positions, I can't see anybody

2:24:512:24:50

will charge up through the field from this sort of position. Gordon

2:24:512:24:50

Benson going through, he had a good ride but now fighting for a

2:24:512:24:50

position. Keane from Ireland. The Italian fades on the final stretch

2:24:512:24:50

of the triathlon, he is dropping off the pace as we rejoin the leaders.

2:24:512:24:50

Joao Silva of Portugal, he has got Parreira up there as well. Up with

2:24:512:24:50

Gomez at the front. Eight of them are shoulder to shoulder. In a

2:24:512:24:50

little triangle, separated by half a second. Just looking at Bryan Keane

2:24:512:24:50

there, he is a sensational run. For him to be losing 15 or 20 seconds on

2:24:512:24:50

the first 2.5 kilometres indicate what is happening at the front.

2:24:512:24:50

Alistair Brownlee has picked up the pace sensational a. I am not sure if

2:24:512:24:50

Jonny Brownlee can cover that. Richard Murray has covered

2:24:512:24:50

immediately. Javier Gomez is back in seventh place. Mario Mola has gone

2:24:512:24:50

with Alistair Brownlee. He must be reminded of the Olympics two years

2:24:512:24:50

ago with the noise levels were of a similar decibel. Javier Gomez is

2:24:512:24:50

down in sixth place. He has not been broken. We have lost one. The

2:24:512:24:50

Portuguese athlete has been unable to keep with the pace. Silver of

2:24:512:24:50

Portugal has lost about three seconds. We have one mile to go. Big

2:24:512:24:50

push from Alistair Brownlee has managed to get that group of eight

2:24:512:24:50

down to seven. People are having difficulty staying there. It looks

2:24:512:24:50

as though Johnny Ronan Lee was having difficulty covering that.

2:24:512:24:50

Will we see Alistair Brownlee surge again? The sprint speed of three of

2:24:512:24:50

our athletes up there is tremendous. I think we could be looking for a

2:24:512:24:50

second surge in this final mile. Has Richard Murray got the required

2:24:512:24:50

sprint finish to get involved in a race to the line? He was left behind

2:24:512:24:50

by Mario Mola and Javier Gomez in Yokohama. The shorter distance

2:24:512:24:50

clearly sitting Alistair's return to short distance racing more than the

2:24:512:24:50

full Olympic distance did. Javier Gomez is at the back of this group.

2:24:512:24:50

He has not been dropped. He could be waiting for his time to kill. Mario

2:24:512:24:50

Mola has the hypervisor. At the front, the Olympic

2:24:512:24:50

Mola has the hypervisor. At the Alistair Brownlee from West

2:24:512:24:50

Yorkshire, leads the throne. I think Javier Gomez has decided he is

2:24:512:24:50

exactly where he wants to be. He is prepared to be able to move out

2:24:512:24:50

those five or six yards to cover anything. He has stayed in

2:24:512:24:50

contention. Just possibly beginning to lose a little bit. Has Javier

2:24:512:24:50

Gomez's racing schedule taken a little out of him? Or is he

2:24:512:24:50

confident that he can cover this? But we see those one or two metres

2:24:512:24:50

just beginning to open up slightly. Of Alistair Brownlee in the front,

2:24:512:24:50

he knows he has to be ready to cover if Alistair Brownlee looks for

2:24:512:24:50

another surge before the final stream. Alistair Brownlee is working

2:24:512:24:50

hard and gritting his teeth. He is still bouncing along with a real

2:24:512:24:50

spring in his step. Into the last 850 metres. Has Alistair got a final

2:24:512:24:50

finish to keep the spectators happy here in Hyde Park? At the moment,

2:24:512:24:50

Richard Murray has him covered. Mario Mola is staying with them.

2:24:512:24:50

No-one is being dropped. Javier Gomez is at the back, but he is

2:24:512:24:50

still keeping a close distance over the leader. As we approach the final

2:24:512:24:50

700 metres, but is possibly dangerous tactics no. We are coming

2:24:512:24:50

into the last minute and a half of running. How brave is Alistair

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee? He had the disappointment of Yokohama. He looks as if he has

2:24:512:24:50

made another surge. He has looked behind. Is that a sign of

2:24:512:24:50

desperation and self-confidence? Richard Murray is

2:24:512:24:50

working hard. Richard Murray is looking dangerous. Javier Gomez is

2:24:512:24:50

beginning to make the cover. looking dangerous. Javier Gomez is

2:24:512:24:50

metres to go. Alistair looking dangerous. Javier Gomez is

2:24:512:24:50

kept clear of Richard Murray and Mario Mola. The Portuguese athlete

2:24:512:24:50

is trying desperately to stay Mario Mola. The Portuguese athlete

2:24:512:24:50

the leaders. The blue carpet approaches. Who will take this one?

2:24:512:24:50

Jonathan Brownlee and Javier Gomez will not be involved in the sprint

2:24:512:24:50

finish. The South African is in front. Richard Murray opens up some

2:24:512:24:50

daylight. Can Alistair respond? He almost took the wrong route. Murray

2:24:512:24:50

and Mario Mola are together. Alistair has nothing more to offer.

2:24:512:24:50

The Portuguese athlete moves into third. Mario Mola takes the win with

2:24:512:24:50

a brilliant sprint finish. Richard Murray in second. Alistair Brownlee

2:24:512:24:50

gave it everything but has to settle for fourth. Jonathan Brownlee comes

2:24:512:24:50

home ahead of Javier Gomez for the first time this season. Javier Gomez

2:24:512:24:50

is clearly tired after the exertion. What a race in Hyde Park! Silver was

2:24:512:24:50

with the front group for a little while. The Brownlee brothers are

2:24:512:24:50

unable to repeat their heroics of London 2012 here at the world

2:24:512:24:50

triathlon series in 2014. Mario Mola takes the win, head of Richard

2:24:512:24:50

Murray in second and Portugal were in third. When was the last time

2:24:512:24:50

that we saw none of those three on the winners podium? That was a

2:24:512:24:50

tremendous race. I have to say quite unexpected. I am an huge fan of the

2:24:512:24:50

sprint distance format. It proved to be absolutely thrilling here at this

2:24:512:24:50

afternoon. The athletes are being asked to clear the area. I think

2:24:512:24:50

Graham Bell is ready to talk to Jonathan Brownlee.

2:24:512:24:50

That was an incredible raise. I don't think I have seen triathlon

2:24:512:24:50

like that since before Beijing in 2008. Was it tough to run? Today, it

2:24:512:24:50

was a big group and I am not used to that tactically. In Yokohama, I was

2:24:512:24:50

awful. This time, it was a bit better. Some more training and I

2:24:512:24:50

will get faster. Your brother, Alistair, was pushing the pace. Was

2:24:512:24:50

that hurting everyone? It was a decent sprint, but he does not sit

2:24:512:24:50

in. He is brave. That is why he wins so many races. You dropped back with

2:24:512:24:50

Javier Gomez. Was that a surprise? Kind of, but I knew the pace was

2:24:512:24:50

fast. It was weird racing him for fifth and sixth instead of first and

2:24:512:24:50

second. Alistair, you look absolutely shattered. I was going as

2:24:512:24:50

hard as I could for the last kilometre. Trying to put in attack

2:24:512:24:50

after attack. It wasn't good enough. They were still faster than the.

2:24:512:24:50

Eight what happened 200 metres from home? I took a first right for the

2:24:512:24:50

penalty box. It was not the only option I had. I went as hard as I

2:24:512:24:50

could. I thought that was the best thing to do. With 100 metres to go,

2:24:512:24:50

I had nothing left. Javier Gomez, is this the changing of the guard? Is

2:24:512:24:50

this a new regime? A new winner after I don't know how many years. I

2:24:512:24:50

give my best. But some people were faster than me today. Well done to

2:24:512:24:50

them. I hope to get better for the next one. It was a very tough race?

2:24:512:24:50

Very tough. Sometimes it happens. I was a bit tired. I hope to get

2:24:512:24:50

better for the next one. Good start to the season.

2:24:512:24:50

We have heard from both of the Brownlee brothers and also Javier

2:24:512:24:50

Gomez. They have all said how tough this race was. It was very

2:24:512:24:50

exciting. Alistair has come into form. We saw him literally all part

2:24:512:24:50

in the last 500 metres. What a race? I am exhausted! Amazing race.

2:24:512:24:50

The result does not completely surprised me. Over a sprint

2:24:512:24:50

distance, anything can happen. This season, Mario Mola has shown that he

2:24:512:24:50

is the man to beat. Let's start at the beginning. It was difficult to

2:24:512:24:50

break away in the swim. Richard Varga came out very fast. There

2:24:512:24:50

wasn't really a split. The British team were trying to get the Brownlee

2:24:512:24:50

brothers in first. It wasn't quite enough. I think we can hear from

2:24:512:24:50

Mario Mola. We have heard from have your Gomez

2:24:512:24:50

-- Javier Gomez and the Brownlee brothers. Is this the changing of

2:24:512:24:50

the guard? I don't know. I tried to do everything that is possible in

2:24:512:24:50

every race. Here, I found the strength and energy was enough to

2:24:512:24:50

get the win. I am very pleased. I am sure other people have enjoyed this

2:24:512:24:50

race at home. It was very exciting. When you are in that last group on

2:24:512:24:50

the run, who are you most fearful of? You train with Richard Murray.

2:24:512:24:50

Were you scared of his legs? Everybody. I knew that Richard had a

2:24:512:24:50

last amazing kilometres, so I tried to stay behind him. Then finally saw

2:24:512:24:50

the blue carpet, that is the end. I gave everything I had left. And

2:24:512:24:50

amazing finish. Congratulations. Mario Mola and Murray were on the

2:24:512:24:50

podium in Yokohama. Is three becoming five? Over the sprint

2:24:512:24:50

distance, yes. They took second and third in Yokohama. But I think over

2:24:512:24:50

the Olympic distance, and on an ordinary day, it would be much

2:24:512:24:50

tougher for them on the bike. Richard, what an incredible raise.

2:24:512:24:50

Painful? The last lap and a half were very hard. But the rest of it

2:24:512:24:50

was very enjoyable. I don't think we've seen a race like this in

2:24:512:24:50

triathlon for a long time. Good for the sport? Yes, and also for the

2:24:512:24:50

spectators. It is great to have a little change and to finally push it

2:24:512:24:50

at the front. How much did it hurt with Alistair at the front of the

2:24:512:24:50

pack, pushing and pushing? I knew there would be some moments when he

2:24:512:24:50

would surge and push it. I was following. Then at the last minute I

2:24:512:24:50

gave it everything I have got. I thought I had it, but I am super

2:24:512:24:50

stoked with second place. Congratulations.

2:24:512:24:50

We were talking about how this is not an ordinary year. Over the

2:24:512:24:50

Olympic distance, that may not be the case. We are halfway through the

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series, and half of them are sprint distance? Yes, this is slightly

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easier for those who are weaker swimmers because they don't lose so

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much time on the swim. Not taking anything away from the fantastic

2:24:512:24:50

results today, of course. We saw some tactics on the bike. Alistair

2:24:512:24:50

was pushing it. You can't always tell whether he is grimacing or

2:24:512:24:50

smiling, but he was certainly shouting. It would have been very

2:24:512:24:50

frustrating for him. He wanted a wider break in the swim which did

2:24:512:24:50

not happen. He took the five kilometres and very well, but didn't

2:24:512:24:50

really have it at the end. As the season goes on, I am sure we will

2:24:512:24:50

see him at the top. Alistair and Jonathan are looking to peak at the

2:24:512:24:50

Commonwealth Games. How much were the British athletes trying to work

2:24:512:24:50

together on the bike? They were forming a little line which means

2:24:512:24:50

they wanted to see the best riders at the front. Mark Buckingham is

2:24:512:24:50

known for his running. Also Gordon Benson. To see them helping Alistair

2:24:512:24:50

and Jonathan is fantastic. They were helping out because they knew how

2:24:512:24:50

difficult it was going to be to get off the bike and into the running

2:24:512:24:50

shoes and out of transition. It is very tight year. There could easily

2:24:512:24:50

have been an accident and that is the last thing you want. We must

2:24:512:24:50

remind everyone that you can help each other out and you can get

2:24:512:24:50

behind somebody's slipstream to conserve energy. When the age group

2:24:512:24:50

is raised -- when the age group races, they are not allowed to do

2:24:512:24:50

that. But the elite group can. Alistair, on the run, he looked like

2:24:512:24:50

he was hurting. Was he hurting? Alistair, on the run, he looked like

2:24:512:24:50

That is just how he looks, how he trains.

2:24:512:24:50

How disappointed will they be not getting to the podium? They would be

2:24:512:24:50

do so the -- bitterly disappointed for top it was a much race for

2:24:512:24:50

Alistair. Let's go back to the podium.

2:24:512:24:50

Third place to Joao Pereira from Portugal, a decent sprint finish on

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him. Excellent race. We were expecting the other Portuguese to be

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up there, but an improvement again for Richard Murray, third for

2:24:512:24:50

Yokohama, up into second place. An improvement as well for Mario Mola,

2:24:512:24:50

who was beaten in the sprint finish by Gomez in Yokohama, but he has

2:24:512:24:50

come through and he has broken the stranglehold that Gomez and the

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee brothers have had whenever they have competed together, they

2:24:512:24:50

have won the races for as long as we can remember. Mario Mola is on top

2:24:512:24:50

of the podium. To take the World Triathlon Series factory in Hyde

2:24:512:24:50

Park. -- victory. No Gomez, no Brownlee on the podium.

2:24:512:24:50

What a race for Mario Mola, his sprint finish once again absolutely

2:24:512:24:50

extraordinary. Would you all please rise for the

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playing of the Spanish national anthem.

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A fantastic performance that will long live in the memory.

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Let's have another look at the sprint finish, Mario Mola able to

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glance over his shoulder, and he could see that Richard Murray was no

2:24:512:24:50

longer a threat. What a feeling for Mario Mola. The winner of the World

2:24:512:24:50

Triathlon Series event here in Hyde Park. Richard Murray and Joao

2:24:512:24:50

Pereira therefore Portugal. -- third of Portugal.

2:24:512:24:50

That is just half of the story, with the women's race still to come.

2:24:512:24:50

Mario Mola, Richard Murray, and Joao Pereira on the podium.

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Disappointment from a British perspective but what a race. We have

2:24:512:24:50

got the women's race, not for you in about half an hour. All the

2:24:512:24:50

competitors are out in transition putting their bikes and their

2:24:512:24:50

running shoes, everything into place. It is all set for the race.

2:24:512:24:50

They should be diving into the water at five past four. Before we turn

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our attention to that let's fast forward to Rio, 2016, the games are

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going to be hugely important to triathlon. They will be the very

2:24:512:24:50

first time the sport has a presence in the Paralympics, and the good

2:24:512:24:50

news is from a British perspective there are some real medal

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contenders, including Fay McClelland who last year here in London became

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world champion for the fourth time in a row.

2:24:512:24:50

My name is Fay McClelland and I am a four times world champion.

2:24:512:24:50

I was a happy child. Very sociable. I guess I was a little bit of a

2:24:512:24:50

tomboy, but a girl at the same time. I used to get up to lots of

2:24:512:24:50

different activities ranging from gymnastics, ballet, trampolining,

2:24:512:24:50

ice-skating. I guess that may have been my parents influence because we

2:24:512:24:50

always used to be in the outdoors for stop I got made redundant as a

2:24:512:24:50

fitness instructor because our company was taken over and I had was

2:24:512:24:50

wanted to go travelling first I took just over a year out. I came back, I

2:24:512:24:50

needed to get back into doing some sport, that is when I was first

2:24:512:24:50

introduced to parrot triathlon and the head GB were forming a squad and

2:24:512:24:50

before I had never really thought about disability sport, getting

2:24:512:24:50

involved, it was something that I knew it was happening, but it didn't

2:24:512:24:50

really interest me, it wasn't something I wanted to be part of. I

2:24:512:24:50

guess, really, as a child I'd is wanted to fit in with everyone else,

2:24:512:24:50

I didn't want to focus on my disability. It was a small

2:24:512:24:50

disability, but nevertheless I was still different for stop --.

2:24:512:24:50

Discovering parrot triathlon was acceptance as well for me having a

2:24:512:24:50

disability for. At this level the competition is getting great. To do

2:24:512:24:50

well in all three you have got to be able to tap in and focus and be

2:24:512:24:50

dedicated. I swim in the morning, get up at 515, swim anything from 75

2:24:512:24:50

minutes, up to two hours. Four or five days a week I do that. I go to

2:24:512:24:50

the gym, I might go out for a run or cycle. Fitting it all in, also I am

2:24:512:24:50

working in the shop. Me and my partner have been running the shop

2:24:512:24:50

together since January, quite a new venture. Because we're passionate

2:24:512:24:50

about it it doesn't seem like a job or a chore full very intense when I

2:24:512:24:50

am here because I might be in the shop, and we do train together. When

2:24:512:24:50

I am away I miss him, because we are together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

get too intense. I'm quite together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

title, I am immensely proud, together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

have got to be humble and be together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

yourself, I am not somebody together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

I just get on with it. It would be together 24/7. It doesn't seem to

2:24:512:24:50

great to do it this time, pretty awesome. I'm confident.

2:24:512:24:50

The London paratriathlon races were today, Britain won four golds but

2:24:512:24:50

one of them didn't go to Fay McClelland. She was beaten by her

2:24:512:24:50

team-mate and roommate, Lauren Steadman who finished two minutes

2:24:512:24:50

ahead of her. They are both with me now. Congratulations, Lauren. You're

2:24:512:24:50

done what no one else has been able to do, beat Fay McClelland. I

2:24:512:24:50

honestly didn't believe I could do some thing like that for a few

2:24:512:24:50

years, if anything sets the benchmark, it has been fantastic for

2:24:512:24:50

stop learning curve as well. For most people are sold is billion

2:24:512:24:50

billion were not used that colour. I see it in your face. Still a bit of

2:24:512:24:50

a surprise. I kind of knew at the end of the run it wasn't just going

2:24:512:24:50

to happen, I wouldn't be able to gain that time for stop --. That is

2:24:512:24:50

what racing is all about, you are not always going to come first. She

2:24:512:24:50

was a tough cookie and I wasn't good enough.

2:24:512:24:50

Was it a surprise for you? It was. Every race I do, I haven't been

2:24:512:24:50

doing it very long, coming from swimming for stop every race is a

2:24:512:24:50

case of try my hardest and being the best I can beat in each discipline.

2:24:512:24:50

I seemed to get everything right and by transitions went well, they had

2:24:512:24:50

been a bit dodgy previously for stop it was a good day for me.

2:24:512:24:50

been a bit dodgy previously for stop reflected in the results.

2:24:512:24:50

You so dominant in your increasing?

2:24:512:24:50

It is a bit scary but it is what I need. You do need that challenge.

2:24:512:24:50

It is a bit scary but it is what I will push me and hopefully I will

2:24:512:24:50

learn something from it and take it away and put it into place and train

2:24:512:24:50

hard, train harder, and you can only do your best, but Lauren has been a

2:24:512:24:50

good challenge for me. I really wanted to talk to both of

2:24:512:24:50

you about the transition. We talk about it being the fourth discipline

2:24:512:24:50

in triathlon. In paratriathlon it is even more so for stop not only are

2:24:512:24:50

you taking off wet suits and putting different types of shoes on, you are

2:24:512:24:50

also putting an arm on for the bike leg and taking the arm of after it.

2:24:512:24:50

It is something that has to be practised. We get people who help

2:24:512:24:50

us. It is a case of whilst I do one thing, my handler does the other.

2:24:512:24:50

The helmet is pretty tricky, I lost a minute in Japan to the helmet.

2:24:512:24:50

Having a handler helps because there are things people with two hands

2:24:512:24:50

wouldn't take into account. It is beneficial. Definitely. You could be

2:24:512:24:50

putting your shoes and while you're handler is taking off your helmet

2:24:512:24:50

and all of that counts and games you time, it is second on a sprint race.

2:24:512:24:50

And the race committee one lost in transition. Definitely. How excited

2:24:512:24:50

are you about Rio 2016 and triathlon having a paralytic presence? Very

2:24:512:24:50

excited, the first time paratriathlon has been in the

2:24:512:24:50

Paralympic Games. We are in the forefront of this but at the moment.

2:24:512:24:50

It is a reality now, a couple of years away, it is not long. It is

2:24:512:24:50

the pinnacle of all sport. To be involved, to have that opportunity

2:24:512:24:50

is amazing. Thank you for coming here and

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chatting. I know you will feel some of the disappointment that the

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee brothers must be feeling at this moment in time. Since their

2:24:512:24:50

success at London 2012 lots of you have been getting into the water,

2:24:512:24:50

getting out on your bike, and pounding the streets and they

2:24:512:24:50

themselves want to keep that legacy going so they have started some

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Brownlee triathlons anyone can take part in and they have been speaking

2:24:512:24:50

to us about how important those events are to them.

2:24:512:24:50

We are really excited, it is the second year we are doing it, last

2:24:512:24:50

year we had one in Yorkshire, this year we have expanded to two events.

2:24:512:24:50

It is for anyone to take part in. Last year we had one distance, and

2:24:512:24:50

now we have got a super sprint distance which is a short triathlon

2:24:512:24:50

which can take 30, 40 minutes. Sprint distance which takes about an

2:24:512:24:50

hour, or a bit longer, one hour 15, and then there is a team relay so if

2:24:512:24:50

people want to take part in a team and not on your own, you can do

2:24:512:24:50

that. To see everybody compete in a sport

2:24:512:24:50

I love was great, an event we put on, it was even more special. I

2:24:512:24:50

spoke to people who had trained for six, eight weeks beforehand and it

2:24:512:24:50

had changed their massively, they enjoy the training, going out

2:24:512:24:50

cycling, seeing new places on the bike, triathlons are varied sports

2:24:512:24:50

to train for. Out of the 1000 people out of the race, 400 it was the

2:24:512:24:50

first-ever triathlon. 400 people that have never done one before, it

2:24:512:24:50

is a really special thing. Hopefully that trend will be similar if not

2:24:512:24:50

better this year. Competing in 2012 we saw a growth in

2:24:512:24:50

triathlon, maybe as much as 50,000 people more competing across 2013

2:24:512:24:50

than 2012. Even more important is a growing awareness of the sport. We

2:24:512:24:50

use the example a lot but when we first started nobody knew what it

2:24:512:24:50

was. Not only do people know what it is, they are prepared to go out and

2:24:512:24:50

do it. We are keen on getting people outside and active and triathlon is

2:24:512:24:50

a fantastic vessel for that, something we are passionate about.

2:24:512:24:50

The fact I can inspire people to do triathlon is a bit scary, it is a

2:24:512:24:50

sport that I grew up doing, and now I am here inspiring people and a

2:24:512:24:50

role model, if I like, I don't know what that means but hopefully it

2:24:512:24:50

works. If I can inspire anyone it is good. It can be fun, it doesn't have

2:24:512:24:50

to be hard, go out and do it. Even if you can be a role model for one

2:24:512:24:50

other person who has even a fraction of the enjoyment we have had it

2:24:512:24:50

would be a massive success. How great has been to see the

2:24:512:24:50

Brownlee brothers inspires so many people to take up your sport? It has

2:24:512:24:50

been amazing. It is still growing. Alistair put himself on the line

2:24:512:24:50

today. It is important for children and people coming through to see

2:24:512:24:50

that you have to work very hard to achieve great things. Alistair spoke

2:24:512:24:50

about people giving him a funny look when he would speak about the

2:24:512:24:50

triathlon when he was younger. That happens to me all the time. But this

2:24:512:24:50

is easier than marathon running. You have a real balance across the

2:24:512:24:50

board. If you get injured in one, you can train in the other two. How

2:24:512:24:50

is training people nowadays? It is very diverse. You realise how much

2:24:512:24:50

psychology plays a huge part. Watching Alistair race today is

2:24:512:24:50

evidence of that for me. He raced so hard and left nothing behind. You

2:24:512:24:50

can see the frustration in his face. The determination when he is

2:24:512:24:50

racing. I would love to play poker with him! He will go away now and do

2:24:512:24:50

everything he can to get back on top of the podium. In my opinion, he has

2:24:512:24:50

come on since Yokohama. There will be 5000 ordinary people here in Hyde

2:24:512:24:50

Park racing. Third of them have not one before. It is growing. The youth

2:24:512:24:50

athletes will come and watch this. They are our future champions. Come

2:24:512:24:50

and join us, Alistair and Johnny. How are you both? A little tired. It

2:24:512:24:50

was a tough race. Better than Yokohama. Alistair, we have to ask

2:24:512:24:50

you about your face during that race. I can never tell whether you

2:24:512:24:50

are angry or happy? If I am happy, I am probably hurting. I was going as

2:24:512:24:50

part as I could. How hard is it to be off the podium here in Hyde

2:24:512:24:50

Park? Very tough, Yokohama was the first time in 49 races I have not

2:24:512:24:50

even on the podium. It got a negative press afterwards and that

2:24:512:24:50

is the first time I have a bad. It is tough. I race and I want to do

2:24:512:24:50

well. I want to set myself high standards. I want to win. We have

2:24:512:24:50

heard you talking about the Brownlee triathlons. How important is it to

2:24:512:24:50

you that other people are getting out there and racing in this sport

2:24:512:24:50

because of you both? We have loved triathlons since we were eight years

2:24:512:24:50

old. It is our way of encouraging other people to have a go. How are

2:24:512:24:50

you feeling about your season? Commonwealth is the big focus this

2:24:512:24:50

year and the big difference between you and Javier Gomez. It is more

2:24:512:24:50

difficult for Commonwealth athletes. I hadn't raced to well before he. We

2:24:512:24:50

are just getting started. I have six weeks of good training before

2:24:512:24:50

Hamburg and then hopefully I can do well in the Commonwealth. It is

2:24:512:24:50

interesting this year. I feel like I am lacking something at the moment.

2:24:512:24:50

It is very early. After five weeks of training, hopefully I can be a

2:24:512:24:50

different athlete. If these two have inspired you, here is what you need

2:24:512:24:50

to do. Keep on running. And swimming and cycling. BBC sport wants you to

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go online to get inspired and find a sport for you. We have information

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on how and where to get stuck in. Don't just watch it, do it. Get

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active, get inspired. Keep on running... Let's move on to the

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women's race. Non Stanford will not be racing today. She is just back in

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training after a foot injury. She will not be able to defend her title

2:24:512:24:50

this year. The Commonwealth is her main focus. The rest of the world's

2:24:512:24:50

top female athletes are here in London. Here is where they stand

2:24:512:24:50

ahead of the race. Gwen Jorgensen from America is in

2:24:512:24:50

second place after her bronze in Cape Town. Helen Jenkins is in third

2:24:512:24:50

after getting on the podium twice in her comeback after a long injury

2:24:512:24:50

lay-off. After the drama in Yokohama where she injured her foot, Jodie

2:24:512:24:50

has not been able to race very much. I got my stitches out on Monday. I

2:24:512:24:50

have some training under my belt so hopefully I will be good for the

2:24:512:24:50

next race. My issue was spinning around after I jumped off the bike.

2:24:512:24:50

It hit the front wheel. I had nowhere to go. I hit the spoke of my

2:24:512:24:50

bike and I got six stitches. At the time, I knew it hurt. I couldn't

2:24:512:24:50

wheel my bike. I ran out of transition and it was still

2:24:512:24:50

painful. But then the adrenaline took over. That covered some of the

2:24:512:24:50

pain. I took my trainer off at the finish line and I saw how bad it

2:24:512:24:50

was. How much training have you been able to do? Not an awful lot. You

2:24:512:24:50

get dealt these cards and you just have to deal with them. I have the

2:24:512:24:50

support from Darren. He has been great over the last few weeks. You

2:24:512:24:50

will be on the start line the number one on your arm. How does that feel?

2:24:512:24:50

Brilliant. The crowd left me so much. Will be special to go on to

2:24:512:24:50

the pontoon first. I am looking forward to hearing the raw. -- war.

2:24:512:24:50

The support I have had could not be better. It has helped qualifying for

2:24:512:24:50

the Commonwealth Games. The winter has been relaxed and I have been

2:24:512:24:50

able to focus on consistency. I have not been forced to peak too early.

2:24:512:24:50

It has been brilliant to get the consistency over the winter.

2:24:512:24:50

Outsiders like as so the changes in new after the Olympic Games when you

2:24:512:24:50

missed out on that place. Do you credit missing out on a place to

2:24:512:24:50

being the big driving force since then? I think it helps. It forced me

2:24:512:24:50

to make the changes I was scared to make. It forced me to make changes

2:24:512:24:50

with my coach. I have gone from strength to strength with Darren. He

2:24:512:24:50

is brilliant to work with. Stewart, you know Jodie well. Were you

2:24:512:24:50

surprised to see how determined she was? She carried on in Yokohama

2:24:512:24:50

despite her injury. From training with her and seeing the way she is,

2:24:512:24:50

over the last two weeks, she will have done everything she could to be

2:24:512:24:50

on the start line today. Her transformation has been building for

2:24:512:24:50

some time. We saw her coming up five years ago. It took some time to

2:24:512:24:50

mature as an athlete. She has really come into her own. She is a strong

2:24:512:24:50

all-round athlete. Non Stanford is the big name that is missing. How

2:24:512:24:50

disappointing do you think it must have been, knowing she will not be

2:24:512:24:50

world champion again this year? She will know about injuries as she

2:24:512:24:50

comes from a running background. It is part of the life of an athlete.

2:24:512:24:50

She will be disappointed. She has a problem that is taking some time to

2:24:512:24:50

heal. That gives her an opportunity to work hard on the swim. Her main

2:24:512:24:50

goal is the Commonwealth Games. If she can take a medal at the

2:24:512:24:50

Commonwealth Games, I think that will be some consolation for her.

2:24:512:24:50

Jodie has both of those goals. Someone else who could be world

2:24:512:24:50

champion is Helen Jenkins. She is back racing after an injury filled

2:24:512:24:50

year and a half. She is talking about how happy she is to be back on

2:24:512:24:50

the start line. How does it feel to be in Hyde Park

2:24:512:24:50

for the first time since the London Olympics? It is good and bad. I am

2:24:512:24:50

excited. How did you cope with the lay-off? And was very hard. Harder

2:24:512:24:50

than I imagined. One of the hardest things was not knowing specifically

2:24:512:24:50

what my injury was. I had many symptoms and it was quite a complex

2:24:512:24:50

injury. I was a bit lost for a while. This time last year, I didn't

2:24:512:24:50

know if I would get back to do another triathlon. Do you think you

2:24:512:24:50

are a different person from two usable? Yes, I think I probably am.

2:24:512:24:50

-- years ago. It was tough for them my -- tough for my husband and

2:24:512:24:50

myself. He is also an athlete. We had to deal with whether I would be

2:24:512:24:50

coming back. It was a dark time for us. I would not say I was depressed,

2:24:512:24:50

but there were times when it was such a negative environment and it

2:24:512:24:50

was tough to get out of. Know you are out of that and are back on the

2:24:512:24:50

start line, have you allowed yourself to have some real aims for

2:24:512:24:50

this year? You do start to think about it. I am third in the

2:24:512:24:50

rankings. Could I get a medal at the Commonwealth? For this year, I am

2:24:512:24:50

giving myself a year away from the pressure and will just get on with

2:24:512:24:50

the racing and see what happens. Jenkins is second. What a comeback!

2:24:512:24:50

How will it be the Commonwealth, racing against Non Stanford? I think

2:24:512:24:50

it will be fun. The women's triathlon is one of the first medal

2:24:512:24:50

events of the games. To have a Welsh medal would be amazing. I don't

2:24:512:24:50

really mind which one of as it is, as long as there is a Welsh medal.

2:24:512:24:50

We will see what happens! It is good to have hell back on the circuit,

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isn't it? Brilliant. She is such a dedicated athlete. She is so strong

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in all three disciplines. The Olympics was such a huge

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disappointment. She sat out for a year and a half. To be on the podium

2:24:512:24:50

in Auckland and Cape Town was amazing. She made the sensible

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decision to miss out from Yokohama. I think we will see a good

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performance from her today. The British squad is so strong in terms

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of strength and depth. With Jodie, Helen Jenkins and a lot more

2:24:512:24:50

besides. I think the Brownlee brothers have set the pace and

2:24:512:24:50

everyone wants to be like them. The girls are doing that. It is

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fantastic. It used to be just the men, but now it is the woman. If you

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read the selector for the English Commonwealth Games team, who would

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you take alongside Jodie Stimpson? That is difficult. It is a selection

2:24:512:24:50

race today between Vicky Holland and Lucy. Katie Houston could also do

2:24:512:24:50

well. We will have to wait and see how it pans out today. The women are

2:24:512:24:50

behind us, running through transition, being announced onto the

2:24:512:24:50

podium. Let's get your predictions. This is a really hard one to call.

2:24:512:24:50

It would take a very brave man or woman to bet against Gwen Jorgensen.

2:24:512:24:50

Anything can happen. Helen is racing, Jodie is racing, Lucy Hall

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is here. They will have to swim hard to have any chance at all of

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dropping Gwen Jorgensen. Do you think it will be difficult to get

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the break? Very difficult over this distance, that is for sure. The wet

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suit swim will suit Gwen Jorgensen. I don't want to make a call! If she

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is anywhere near the front of the bike, it is very difficult for

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anyone to beat her on the run. It certainly is. And we should not

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forget about her American team-mate. She won the Plymouth sprint race.

2:24:512:24:50

She is a bit of an unknown quality here. She crashed out of Cape Town

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and was disqualified in Auckland. And your pick for overall world

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champion? I would put it on Gwen Jorgensen. It is time for the elite

2:24:512:24:50

women's race. They are ready to go, 65 of them due

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to start. That is the world number two in the neoprene and hair orange

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swim as we look down at the Serpentine again. Lehtera might you

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how the series has developed so far. We began in all last -- Auckland

2:24:512:24:50

then travelled to Cape Town and then Japan and now we are in London. A

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single lap in the water of the Serpentine, into transition and then

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for five kilometre by collapse within the Rowntree's of the Royal

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Park taking in both northern southern sides of the park, on both

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sides of the Serpentine, including a trip down to Hyde Park Corner they

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do that four times. And then to short to put five kilometre laps on

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two feet, 5000 metre run to round things off. After London we head

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back across the Atlantic to Chicago, crisscrossing Europe and

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North America to Stockholm, and finally to the grand final

2:24:512:24:50

North America to Stockholm, and Edmonton, a brutal schedule. It

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North America to Stockholm, and concludes on September the 1st in

2:24:512:24:50

Edmonton, Canada. It is an overcast afternoon now,

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Edmonton, Canada. It is an overcast sunshine at times this morning. It

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is cloudy and little darker now. Jodie Stimpson as the world number

2:24:512:24:50

one words in one. The triathletes are being introduced

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onto the podium. Here is the start list. It reflects the current

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standings. Stimpson as the world number one leading the standings.

2:24:512:24:50

She has had a victory in the first round in Auckland. A win in the

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second round in Cape Town and then that form that we saw in the piece

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earlier, she was forced down to ninth place Gwen Jorgensen taking

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the win in Yokohama. We know she is a run of the highest quality and can

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make up a minute, possibly two minutes. She may not have to do

2:24:512:24:50

that. Gwen Jorgensen in this sprint distance of five, to run represents

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the greatest threat to Jodie Stimpson's desire to win on home

2:24:512:24:50

turf. Anne Haug of Germany is also a threat. Number five today. She had a

2:24:512:24:50

really good season in 2013. Hasn't got a victory so far this year,

2:24:512:24:50

second behind Stinson in Auckland. And sixth behind her in Cape Town.

2:24:512:24:50

Emma Jackson is probably the leading Australian, Emma Moffatt not here.

2:24:512:24:50

Emma Jackson wears number eight. We see a return to date, after quite a

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gap, when she has been racing the longer distances, of releasing

2:24:512:24:50

Alden, the big silver medallist involved in that sprint finish and

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was denied the gold by 1000th of a second. They are ready to go. Round

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four of the woman's World Triathlon Series in London. Lined up on the

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pontoon. The last few seconds before the start, we get the drum roll. A

2:24:512:24:50

single lap to swim in the Serpentine. 40 acre lake created in

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1730. Water from the Serpentine pumped into the lake from three

2:24:512:24:50

boreholes within Hyde Park, and refreshed regularly. Here we go.

2:24:512:24:50

Final seconds before the start, everybody eager to get going, they

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are forced to hold for considerable time on the blue carpet on the

2:24:512:24:50

pontoon. Into the Serpentine for the start. Round four of the World

2:24:512:24:50

Triathlon Series four 2014. And away, heading out, west along the

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Serpentine towards Kensington -- Kensington Gardens where they will

2:24:512:24:50

they will circle behind the blue they will circle behind the blue

2:24:512:24:50

pontoon, and exit on the bottom right of your screen. Early pace

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likely to, from Alice Betto, one of the decent swimmers. It is Olive

2:24:512:24:50

area of Brazil, choose another one who fast in the water. Like Richard

2:24:512:24:50

Varga did in the men's race, pushing the pace is nice and early, looking

2:24:512:24:50

to stretch them, she is a decent runner, but she needs to make up

2:24:512:24:50

some ground here. Gwen Jorgensen and Stimpson will be looking to not get

2:24:512:24:50

too far behind for stop --. Stimpson described that injury as a dark

2:24:512:24:50

place. Helen Jenkins won the title in 2008. And in 2011. Here she is

2:24:512:24:50

racing again in Hyde Park where she finished fifth in the Olympic

2:24:512:24:50

Games, having been struggling with that injury in August, 2012. Helen

2:24:512:24:50

Jenkins finished fifth in the Olympic race. So, on their way, the

2:24:512:24:50

Arrowhead forming. The early pace coming from the Brazilian, starting

2:24:512:24:50

to get a little tighter now. Colder conditions this afternoon, pretty

2:24:512:24:50

warm when the sun was blazing down, more appropriate for top-level

2:24:512:24:50

racing this afternoon on the Olympic course.

2:24:512:24:50

15 degrees this morning, gone 1 degrees this morning. Water

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temperature, pretty OK for the girls with wet suits on, a bit cold when

2:24:512:24:50

you first diving but you quickly warm up. The outside temperature, it

2:24:512:24:50

is pretty muddy, although it looks cold, and that could play a part on

2:24:512:24:50

the bike race and on the run. They are making a turn, this is

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where we saw all sorts of troubles for some of the men getting ducked

2:24:512:24:50

under, the women are no less brittle in these situations, everybody

2:24:512:24:50

pushing and shoving bosses -- for position as the Megan attended

2:24:512:24:50

turnaround the second inflatable ball for stop somebody got whacked,

2:24:512:24:50

head, number 43, that was Elena Danilova getting an elbow in the

2:24:512:24:50

back of the head. That will hurt. Quite a big spread in the fields. We

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have got seven or eight out in front. We had a massive pack on the

2:24:512:24:50

men's race on the bike stage and we expect a similar sort of group

2:24:512:24:50

pushing for the lead on the women's race. You can see the crowds

2:24:512:24:50

gathered on the far side. On the southern bank of the Serpentine. The

2:24:512:24:50

Princess of Wales Memorial fund and there. -- fountain there. One to got

2:24:512:24:50

in real trouble on the turn. It is tough, the boys come pretty

2:24:512:24:50

soon after the athletes have gone into the water from the pontoon.

2:24:512:24:50

When they reach this they are still bunched up. They are swimming up the

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top of one another. Back in front of the light go.

2:24:512:24:50

Lots of the light go.

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thankfully it is a dry day. Under 400 metres to swim, Olive area of

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Brazil who has been pushing the pace. Pamela Oliveira. No sign of

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Jodie Stimpson or Helen Jenkins or Gwen Jorgensen. The leader at the

2:24:512:24:50

front is Anne Haug from Germany. She has had some success in the past, a

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good sprinter, likes the sprint distance, she won in Hamburg last

2:24:512:24:50

year on home turf over the shorter, sprint distance race for stop we

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will keep an eye on her position. That is Katie Hersey, she has been

2:24:512:24:50

talked about a lot for stop she is a bright prospect for the future.

2:24:512:24:50

She certainly is. She has slipped into this race a bit quietly. I

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don't know if a lot of the athletes have paid much attention to a

2:24:512:24:50

second-place finish. That was back in March. She won the Plymouth World

2:24:512:24:50

Cup, also over the sprint distance. Unfortunately she had a crash so we

2:24:512:24:50

haven't seen her race since. I think she will be strong here today.

2:24:512:24:50

These days the World Cup is the lower level of triathlon races, the

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second division if you like, below the World Triathlon Series. It used

2:24:512:24:50

to be at the top of the tree but the World Triathlon Series which is

2:24:512:24:50

eight races this year is very much the pinnacle. 24 is Lucy Hall from

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Greg Britain. She had a storming swim in the Olympics. As when has

2:24:512:24:50

slightly slow top. She is deciding to stay within the pack and conserve

2:24:512:24:50

energy. She needs to be pushing the pace, taking the likes of Helen

2:24:512:24:50

Jenkins with her, Jodie Stimpson, giving them a chance to break away

2:24:512:24:50

from Gwen Jorgensen who is virtually unbeatable.

2:24:512:24:50

Lucy Hall was in the Olympic triathlon, very much to help Helen

2:24:512:24:50

Jenkins in 2012, a strong swimmer. Jenkins with the injury never really

2:24:512:24:50

got going in the final part of the triathlon, ended up fifth. Alice

2:24:512:24:50

Betto who we suspected, triathlon, ended up fifth. Alice

2:24:512:24:50

is also no different of the field. They are about to make the final

2:24:512:24:50

turn behind the blue pontoon and they will exit the water and head

2:24:512:24:50

for transition. Perhaps a few

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for transition. unlike in the men's race where we

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saw three very strong swimmers go off the front and the rest of

2:24:512:24:50

saw three very strong swimmers go pack literally stay together. Very

2:24:512:24:50

difficult to do any serious damage in this sort of distance.

2:24:512:24:50

It is a good boating lake, they have closed off half of it but a few

2:24:512:24:50

spectators out there in their peddlers and rowing boats which they

2:24:512:24:50

have hired. You peddlers and rowing boats which they

2:24:512:24:50

15 of them, just keeping and I on the triathlon. The women

2:24:512:24:50

15 of them, just keeping and I on learned from the mistakes of the

2:24:512:24:50

man-made at the end of their swim when some of them went round the red

2:24:512:24:50

buoy rather than going between the yellow and red ones. Sharp left-hand

2:24:512:24:50

turn. They head for the exit buoys and the steps that take them back

2:24:512:24:50

onto the blue pontoon, they can make their way to transition. And the

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American, she leads them through. Very new to the sport and it would

2:24:512:24:50

be interesting to see what she does on the bike. She crashed out in Cape

2:24:512:24:50

Town. That is some of the problems, she has got the engine, the ability

2:24:512:24:50

and the talent, but she needs experience on the bike and if this

2:24:512:24:50

comes down to tight bike pack she will feel uncomfortable.

2:24:512:24:50

In Auckland it was Stimson, Anne Haug, Jenkins. In Cape Town it was

2:24:512:24:50

Stimpson, Jenkins, Gwen Jorgensen, and in Yokohama Gwen Jorgensen got

2:24:512:24:50

the victory, followed by either wader of Japan, and the Polish

2:24:512:24:50

athlete came through. They are out of the water in under nine minutes

2:24:512:24:50

at the end of the swim, we will get a full check of exactly who is

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where. second in transition. Gwen Jorgensen

2:24:512:24:50

starts to stretch out of her wet suit. No need to rush. Jenkins is a

2:24:512:24:50

little off the pace. Likely to be in the front group when they head out

2:24:512:24:50

for the first of their four collapse on two wheels. She is stamping her

2:24:512:24:50

authority in all three sports, Gwen Jorgensen. So far, this race is

2:24:512:24:50

playing into her hands. At the moment, Gwen Jorgensen is favourite

2:24:512:24:50

for this in London. Let's see how that develops. They grabbed their

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bikes. Huge group heading out for the first lap of four. Annie how

2:24:512:24:50

from Germany is such a strong athlete, but if she doesn't get her

2:24:512:24:50

swim right, then she's in trouble. She is very strong on the bike. She

2:24:512:24:50

can do all sorts of things. We can join Graham Bell and Stewart his.

2:24:512:24:50

Great swim from Gwen Jorgensen. The fastest we have seen her come out of

2:24:512:24:50

the water. It is much more spread out than in the men's race. The pack

2:24:512:24:50

is much smaller. This time, it might all come together. We were talking

2:24:512:24:50

about bike techniques and bike handling earlier. Gwen Jorgensen

2:24:512:24:50

crashed on this race last year in the world championships finals.

2:24:512:24:50

crashed on this race last year in is dry this time. Last time, it was

2:24:512:24:50

wet. I am sure she will be fine. How do you see this race panning out? It

2:24:512:24:50

is hard to see. We will wait and see.

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There is the American, number 50, taking her place at the front of the

2:24:512:24:50

pack. Lucy Hall, number 24, is in fourth position. There is Aileen

2:24:512:24:50

Reid of Ireland who has some work to do to catch the leading group.

2:24:512:24:50

Reid of Ireland who has some work to is with the athlete from South

2:24:512:24:50

Africa. Good day for them so far both Murray doing so well. There are

2:24:512:24:50

Gwen Jorgensen on the last corner nine or ten in the leading pack.

2:24:512:24:50

Gwen Jorgensen on the last corner was very cautious as she went round

2:24:512:24:50

the bend. She will have memories of last year when she came down so

2:24:512:24:50

heavily. That always leaves a little bit of worry and doubt. Will the

2:24:512:24:50

same thing happened? The conditions are much better today as there is no

2:24:512:24:50

rain. The crash last year took place in front of the net -- in front of

2:24:512:24:50

the Victoria Memorial in front of the palace. Today, they will not

2:24:512:24:50

leave the park. They are on their way. We have 11 at the front of the

2:24:512:24:50

field. A front group of 11. That is a nice pack to work with on this

2:24:512:24:50

course. I was surprised at how split up that swim came out after 750

2:24:512:24:50

metres. That looks like a significant gap. The Spanish athlete

2:24:512:24:50

is so strong in the swim. I think she is the fiance of Mario Mola who

2:24:512:24:50

won the men's race this morning. She will be looking for the double. I

2:24:512:24:50

think we can see Rebecca Robisch from Germany. Hall is there. No sign

2:24:512:24:50

of Jodie Stimpson or Helen Jenkins at this stage. Jodie Stimpson is

2:24:512:24:50

recovering from a nastier foot injury. In this chase pack, I

2:24:512:24:50

imagine we have the likes of Jenkins. We have Jenkins, Holland

2:24:512:24:50

and Jodie Stimpson in this chase group. The three of them have a

2:24:512:24:50

chance to work together to bridge group. The three of them have a

2:24:512:24:50

the gap with the leaders. They are 17 seconds off

2:24:512:24:50

the gap with the leaders. They are have some work to do over the 20

2:24:512:24:50

kilometres. At the back of that group, one of the Canadians.

2:24:512:24:50

kilometres. At the back of that number 11 from Japan. They are

2:24:512:24:50

behind the Italian garden at Hyde Park Corner. There is the statue of

2:24:512:24:50

Wellington. Become past the memorial to the seven July Bombings. Some of

2:24:512:24:50

the main British athletes are trying to make some inroads into the front

2:24:512:24:50

pack. They are approaching the end of the first lap of four. 15 minutes

2:24:512:24:50

of the triathlon have ticked away. In and out of the water in under ten

2:24:512:24:50

minutes in the shortened sprint today. Lucy Hall is so far the best

2:24:512:24:50

placed of the British triathletes. She is looking around to see if she

2:24:512:24:50

can spot her fellow British athletes, but they are 17 seconds

2:24:512:24:50

behind. Sarah Groff of the USA is there. Number 37 coming through is

2:24:512:24:50

from Spain. The Serpentine on the There is Jodie Stimpson in

2:24:512:24:50

group. But the FirstGroup have arrived to finish things off at the

2:24:512:24:50

end of lap one. Carolina Routier leads. Then Sarah Groff and Katie

2:24:512:24:50

Hersey from America. I think Rebecca Robisch is the only German in this

2:24:512:24:50

group. Then the gap to the next gap is down to 15 seconds. They have

2:24:512:24:50

taken a is down to 15 seconds. They have

2:24:512:24:50

lead during that first lap. Vicky Holland's name flashed up. We know

2:24:512:24:50

that Jenkins is involved in the chase group. We are now back with

2:24:512:24:50

the leaders. Lucy Hall get out of the saddle in ninth position and

2:24:512:24:50

starts to inject some pace. There are three Americans in this group.

2:24:512:24:50

It looks like the third pack have It looks like the third pack have

2:24:512:24:50

just gone over the timing mat. Annie Haug is in that group. Not too huge

2:24:512:24:50

a distance between Haug is in that group. Not too huge

2:24:512:24:50

third group. With Annie Haug being such a strong cyclist, I think it is

2:24:512:24:50

third group. With Annie Haug being only a matter of time until some of

2:24:512:24:50

these groups come together. Let's follow them from the helicopter as

2:24:512:24:50

they make their way to the early stages of the second lap. This is

2:24:512:24:50

the fourth group coming through to finish their first lap. Number 54 is

2:24:512:24:50

Chelsea Burns. Cheers from the United States. Back with the leaders

2:24:512:24:50

now -- she is from the United States. They are taking their time

2:24:512:24:50

and care are taking their time and. A good opportunity for the second

2:24:512:24:50

pack to get a look at the first pack. The need to start working out

2:24:512:24:50

because the front pack is quite committed. Lucy Hall is in a

2:24:512:24:50

difficult situation. She is the only British athlete in this group. So

2:24:512:24:50

does she work or try to slowly pack down? Some speed bumps to negotiate

2:24:512:24:50

all around the park. Apart from that, it is flat all the way. We

2:24:512:24:50

have an athlete down. She is from Russia. Number 14 -- number 40. I

2:24:512:24:50

didn't see what happened. She is out of the race. They cross the

2:24:512:24:50

Serpentine Bridge. Gwen Jorgensen is up with the late. Who can you see

2:24:512:24:50

beating her in a five kilometres that race? It is really her race for

2:24:512:24:50

the taking if she stays on her bike and keeps out of trouble. It would

2:24:512:24:50

be a brave person to bet against her. The dark horse for the missed

2:24:512:24:50

her last two races. This five kilometres will perhaps not be her

2:24:512:24:50

best distance. Past the tennis courts and the Bowling Green.

2:24:512:24:50

Alongside South carriage drive. The northern end takes you up to Hyde

2:24:512:24:50

Park Corner. You can see the Royal Albert Hall and the Memorial to

2:24:512:24:50

Prince Albert. That graphic didn't make sense because the German

2:24:512:24:50

athlete is with the leaders. Number 26 is Nicky Samuels from New

2:24:512:24:50

Zealand. Nicky Samuels is a product of age group racing. She managed to

2:24:512:24:50

make the change over to elite racing and has done very well. Jodie

2:24:512:24:50

Stimpson, world number one, still working with the chase group. She

2:24:512:24:50

has many riders for company. Katie Hewison is out of the race.

2:24:512:24:50

has many riders for company. Katie Yokohama. She is just off the

2:24:512:24:50

podium. Fourth in Auckland. Yokohama. She is just off the

2:24:512:24:50

15 has a lot of experience. There is Helen Jenkins. Vicky Holland at the

2:24:512:24:50

front is doing a lot of work. She is up for the second or third spot in

2:24:512:24:50

the Commonwealth team. She needs to put in a good performance today.

2:24:512:24:50

Down towards Hyde Park Corner. You can see the gates leading out to

2:24:512:24:50

Constitution Hill. Read with one of the riders alongside her. No sign

2:24:512:24:50

yet of the Polish triathletes who made such an impact. She was third

2:24:512:24:50

in Yokohama last time around. We have not spotted her. She is number

2:24:512:24:50

14. We will try to see how she is doing. Look at the number of rowing

2:24:512:24:50

boats out on the Serpentine enjoying the warm weather. Let's hope it is

2:24:512:24:50

the start of another glorious summer. 24 on the right is Lucy

2:24:512:24:50

Hall. The leader for Great Britain so far. Rebecca Robisch of Germany

2:24:512:24:50

is not far behind her. The three Americans are in there. They are

2:24:512:24:50

communicating all the time, working out their tactics. Jenkins and Jodie

2:24:512:24:50

Stimpson have lost ground. We think the group containing Vicky Holland,

2:24:512:24:50

Jodie Stimpson and Helen Jenkins is going backwards. It is difficult to

2:24:512:24:50

work out what is going on. I think this group is slightly better. It is

2:24:512:24:50

hard to get some order. Some of the athletes not wanting to take their

2:24:512:24:50

turn and that will slowly pack up. We would like to see the group come

2:24:512:24:50

together and have all the runners going out. Jenkins went so well in

2:24:512:24:50

Auckland and Cape Town. And Jodie Stimpson who is the curl -- current

2:24:512:24:50

leader in the world rankings. The gap has been between 17 and 19

2:24:512:24:50

seconds. This group is about 20 strong. This

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has to be the third group here, coming through our picture, which as

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far as we know contains Anne Haug from Germany, a strong cyclist but

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not up there today. We haven't mentioned Lisa Snowdon, the current

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silver medallist, back here racing on the short course for the first

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time in a year, she had a year out, left her coach, and has gone back to

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him this year. The first time she is racing on the World Triathlon

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Series. We will keep you updated. Back with

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the leaders, Gwen Jorgensen steering clear of danger. Holding them up at

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the back of the field, applying the brakes as they make this left-hand

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turn, this triangle, this traffic island, which represents the

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northern end of the bike loop here. And I think that might have just

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narrowed very slightly. And I think that might have just

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the leaders on the top right of screen, the chasers, bottom left.

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Certainly hanging onto them, the isn't getting any bigger.

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We have got trouble in transition. And one of the Americans is down.

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And that is Chelsea And one of the Americans is down.

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had the carpet hard and she has taken Anna Haag out with her, she is

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getting back in the saddle but I think her race is over as she lies

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down in the transition area. Let's see if we can see what happened

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between the American and German. There is she wearing number five,

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Burns leans in. Goodness me, she takes her with her. There is a

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coming together of bodies and bags. Looks like a rugby rock. Anne

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coming together of bodies and bags. is shocked and surprised by what has

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happened. She crawls away from the incident looking for her bike again.

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The medics will be required to get to transition and take care of her.

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It looks like she just hit the wheel in front of her, if it is your back

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will you find that if it is your front wheel, you are in trouble.

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There is very little control over the bike.

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Pamela Oliveira at the front. Communication in amongst this

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leading group. Samuels takes her turn. They will all be aware within

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their number sits calmly at the back of the pack, the best runner in

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triathlon, Gwen Jorgensen, who could easily take a two minute lead at the

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end of the bike and force her way back to the front. Samuels waves her

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right arm and invites Pamela Oliveira to come through.

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right arm and invites Pamela other nasty incident in transition

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which was witnessed by Graham Bell Stuart Hayes.

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We saw that right in front of us. We were talking earlier, the transition

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is very narrow. The transition is very narrow, they don't have much

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space. I think that was just an error by the girls on the floor, she

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had the will and went down. When you go down as hard as that,

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she is lying on the course, the transition has got even narrower.

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They are going to have to move out of the way if they are going to

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carry on, but not looking good for that poor girl.

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We have also got all the issues that are now sticking out into the trap.

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You were saying that prevents some kind of danger as well.

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If someone clips issue on the way fast they will hit the deck and fall

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over. That is making the space really narrow will

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over. That is making the space The lead group has a little bit more

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over. That is making the space time to come around so let's hope

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they can clear the track. They have just put out some yellow

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they can clear the track. pollard in front of our commentary

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box to put a protective ring around Chelsea Burns who is still in

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transition lying down. We cannot see but she is behind a barrier. That is

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what is going on. The paramedics are there. There is a stretcher ready to

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take there. There is a stretcher ready to

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they will want to stabilise her body position. The riders

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they will want to stabilise her body flagged at the end of the next lap

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and asks to care, avoiding the Casualty.

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Really willing her to get up. The health and safety and well-being of

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our athletes are at the utmost importance. She is still down in the

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transition area. Looking a little bit worrying.

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They are within the last six kilometres of the bike. Some of the

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athletes' placings on the transition with their names on whether boxes

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containing the equipment are now inaccessible because of the

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protective ring around Chelsea Burns. We are slightly concerned

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about what will happen. 27, the best of the Germans so far,

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best position of the Germans so far. The angle and little deceptive. The

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second group looked like they have made up some time that we are

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looking similar time difference from the lead group Alice Betto foresees

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the pace at the front of the field. Samuels for company. Pamela Oliveira

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of Brazil. Within this group the chase pack, there are Jodie

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Stimpson, Helen Jenkins, and Vicky Holland 's. At the moment, the

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paramedics are putting a neck brace on to Chelsea Burns, the red flag is

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waived to signal the danger area, the officials are standing there,

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Katie Hursey comes through, the officials are standing there,

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the group. Thank goodness it is not a bigger group than that. The

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Casualty is still being attended to and the blue carpet. This Israeli

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difficult for the other athletes to see. We don't want anybody to get

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hurt, to see an athlete still down, it will really play on their minds.

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There is Helen Jenkins. Just back from injury. What a comeback kid has

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been for Jenkins, taking third place behind Stimpson and Anne Haug in

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Auckland and second place behind Stimpson intake down. -- in Cape

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Town. We heard the Brownlee brothers and Gomez talk about it, Gomez was

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particularly keen to emphasise they need to change it. And there are

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happy scenes in transition. I am happy to say Chelsea Burns, the

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American, is wearing a neck brace but has somehow managed to get back

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on her feet. You mentioned the World Series, it is certainly an

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interesting one. It is different to the last few years with not one, not

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to, but three sprint distance races in the series. For me, it is a bit

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of a runners series. It is playing into the hands of the runners.

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Absolutely, I agree entirely. London is sprint, Chicago is Olympic,

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Hamburg and Stockholm are both sprint distance,

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Hamburg and Stockholm are both grand finale which is also a full

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Olympic distance. The common wealth games which affects the Australians,

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New Zealanders, South Africans and British athletes is Olympic distance

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-- Commonwealth Games. There is a relay event within the Commonwealth

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games this summer as well for the Edmonton the final race in the

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series, perhaps a little trickier than some of the races, but we don't

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see a race where there is a really challenging bike, really puts the

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athletes on the line, challenging bike, really puts the

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have to prove you are a strong cyclist. All the courses this year

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have been very flat. Chelsea Burns has just left

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transition area with the paramedics, and I guess she will be

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off to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, that will be the closest

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medical Hospital, that will be the closest

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the Serpentine Bridge again, going south, before turning sharp left to

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head towards Hyde Park Corner. Number five is Anne Haug who was

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involved in a collision with Chelsea Burns. She has the unenviable task

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of having to go it alone during the bike leg, nobody to help her, nobody

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to draft in behind, she is a one-woman race. Really difficult

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when that happens, do she give up or keep going, she thought I have

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travelled all the way home, do I want to go home empty-handed, at

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least if she had a race in her legs she conceived as a training race and

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find herself one step closer to race fitness.

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They go parallel to the main thoroughfare, up to Hyde Park

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Corner, and Southbridge drive. -- South carriage drive. This group has

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established and maintaining Italy. At the moment it is Sarah Groff, she

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will be aware of the Gwen Jorgensen threat. Starting to lick her lips

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and think this race is mine with her running ability, she is approaching

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the end of the bike, she stayed clear of trouble, which wasn't the

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case 12 months ago when she crashed in front of Buckingham Palace. She

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stayed on her bike today. 23 coming through. Aileen Reid from Ireland, a

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pretty solid season so far. She is with a front group. 24, Lucy Hall,

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the best of the British triathletes, Stimpson, Jenkins,

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Holland in the chase group. Paul, is the best of the swimmers, is the

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only British representative in the front group -- Lucy Hall. Katie

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Hursey, the highly rated American, never 50. They are starting to think

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about the return to transition and the climax of the 20, the bike leg.

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The only thing I could see changing in this race when out in terms of

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this bike is perhaps these girls sitting in an starting to think

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about the transition, starting to remove their feet and little bit

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early and giving that second at the Jazz to come forward and break into

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that 22nd a little bit. 20 seconds over five kilometres may not seem a

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lot but it is. -- 20 seconds. Will she cruise out of transition

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and sit tight in a small Will she cruise out of transition

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before beginning her time? She has the lecturing, if she is fit and

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fast, as normal, Gwen Jorgensen has the luxury of being able to pick

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when she can kick away from the group and strike for the front and

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make the race her rental stock Holland out of the saddle in the

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chase group. Around the left-hander at Hyde Park Corner. The statue of

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Achilles behind, brought from the canons, melted down from the battles

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including Waterloo, Toulouse, Salamanca, commissioned by King

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George III. Lucy Hall. Gwen Jorgensen. Sarah Groff, Gwen

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Jorgensen, always there or thereabouts. Katie Hursey as well,

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unknown, but we know she can run fast over five K. At the moment we

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definitely, Aileen Reid, who got at India last year, a very strong

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runner. Three or four pretty decent runners in this pack. Gwen Jorgensen

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is out of the saddle, starting to feel the way to the front of this

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lead group. Samuels is having a look as well. They are all barefoot now,

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apart from one or two. They are resting their feet on top of the

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pedals, getting ready for a quick entry and exit to transition.

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You can see the white dismount line. That was a costly to Jonathan

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Brownlee in 2012. They will have to be off their bikes, the red flag

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clearly showing the way. I can see no infringement is there as Alice

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Betto leads them with Lucy Hall, Gwen Jorgensen is at the back,

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doesn't care too much about being at the front of this group. There is

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Sarah Groff, the first of the Americans to hang up her bike. Alice

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Betto, a good swimmer up with the leaders on the bike. Can she

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maintain that sort of pace on two feet now. Gwen Jorgensen arrives

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calmly at her place. She has to get things right here and make sure the

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bike helmet hits the mark. It is in the box, no penalties for Jorgensen

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and she leaves transition in about seventh or eighth position to stop

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the chasing group which seventh or eighth position to stop

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Jenkins and Stimpson, the 111, seventh or eighth position to stop

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shoes. And swiftly out of transition. Verge of Austria with

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Stimson behind, the Japanese, and Helen Jenkins on away as well. If

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they do not get their helmet in the box, they will get a penalty. We

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have seen that before. It is so frustrating. That pack were so

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have seen that before. It is so but not able to do anything about

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it. So they run begins. Two collapse of 2.5 kilometres. -- laps. Vicky

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Holland going round the bend. Helen Jenkins had a problem in transition.

2:24:512:24:50

The third pack are coming in no. Jenkins had a problem in transition.

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There is an yesteryear is a coming in in the third group -- there is

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the Polish athlete in the third group, so I don't think any

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fireworks like we saw in Yokohama. Gwen Jorgensen is an amazing

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position. Just catching her breath. Don't want to speak too soon, but we

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have kind of seamless too many times. How long shall we give her? I

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guess it depends. If anyone can go with her over the shorter distance.

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It is not ten kilometres, it is five kilometres. Will she be able to

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engage Gwen Jorgensen in asp went finish, Sarah Groff? Jodie

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engage Gwen Jorgensen in asp went just behind the Japanese athlete. 25

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seconds down after the bike leg. Over ten kilometres, I would say

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that Jodie Stimpson could catch up some of that. But it will be tough

2:24:512:24:50

over five kilometres. There is the leader. She has made the break. Gwen

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Jorgensen get some daylight between her and her compatriot, Sarah Groff.

2:24:512:24:50

She tries but fails to respond to the early kick. The winner in

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Yokohama looking forward to two in a row. It is an effortless running

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style from Gwen Jorgensen who had such a brilliant season last year.

2:24:512:24:50

She continued her form with a win in Stockholm. She was omnipresent in

2:24:512:24:50

the top five all season. So far in 2014, a similar story. She is -- she

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was not involved in Auckland, but finished third in Cape Town and was

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the winner in Yokohama. 42 minutes of the triathlon has gone. And we

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have Gwen Jorgensen leading the way of the triathlon has gone. And we

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as expected. You have to take your hat off to Annie Haug. She was

2:24:512:24:50

involved in that horrible crash with Chelsea Burns from the United

2:24:512:24:50

States. Gwen Jorgensen just bouncing along. Doesn't seem to be any major

2:24:512:24:50

effort from her yet. She is a race leader. She looks so relaxed.

2:24:512:24:50

Virtually perfect running technique. Jodie Stimpson will be trying to

2:24:512:24:50

make up for that very difficult race she had in Yokohama, when of course

2:24:512:24:50

she crashed. Just deciding to stick him with the Japanese athlete who is

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no slouch when it comes to the run. It is unlikely that Jodie Stimpson

2:24:512:24:50

will get anywhere near when Jorgensen. -- Gwen Jorgensen. She

2:24:512:24:50

was out of the top ten in Auckland. We will have to see Jodie Williams

2:24:512:24:50

work hard here to ensure she is well inside the top ten if she is to hold

2:24:512:24:50

onto her leadership today. No stress from Gwen Jorgensen. Nobody for

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company. Sarah Groff in second. The tussle for leadership did not

2:24:512:24:50

happen. We might see Sarah Groff move from further -- we might see a

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move from further back in the field to challenge Sarah Groff. Annie Haug

2:24:512:24:50

is working hard after her crash in transition with Chelsea Burns. At

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the moment, the way things stand, there is a chance of an American in

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first place and second-place. Nicky Samuels is in third. This kind of

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pace could help the likes of Jenkins. No-one can stay with Sarah

2:24:512:24:50

Groff. I think some athletes will drop of the case. -- peace.

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You can see Jodie Stimpson forcing her way up the field steadily. She

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is in ninth position. Good effort so far from the world number one. She

2:24:512:24:50

is from Oldbury in the West Midlands. She is making ground. I am

2:24:512:24:50

surprised to see her catching them so quickly. Helen Jenkins is in the

2:24:512:24:50

background. I think the sprint distance is not one that suits

2:24:512:24:50

Helen. She does not have the super-speed you need for sprint

2:24:512:24:50

distance. 2.5 kilometres down, 2.5 to go. It looks like a certain when

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for Gwen Jorgensen if she says at this sort of pace. 13 seconds is

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already her lead to her compatriot, Sarah Groff. She holds second

2:24:512:24:50

position. Alice Betto and Nicky Samuels are assured -- shoulder to

2:24:512:24:50

shoulder for third. You can hear the crowd cheered because they have

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spotted Jodie Stimpson who is in seventh position. The chase group on

2:24:512:24:50

the bike never really made an impact. Now is the time for Jodie

2:24:512:24:50

Stimpson to do some damage. Gwen Jorgensen is out on her own. She is

2:24:512:24:50

eating up the crowd at Hyde Park. She will eyeball the next best. She

2:24:512:24:50

goes one way and Sarah Groff goes one other -- goes the other. It

2:24:512:24:50

doesn't look like Sarah Groff is running that fast, but she can be

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deceptive. Nicky Samuels cannot stay with her. Jodie Stimpson is in fifth

2:24:512:24:50

place. A burst of speed from Jackson. She has tried to shake off

2:24:512:24:50

Jodie Stimpson. There is Vicky Holland making the turn alongside

2:24:512:24:50

Helen Jenkins. Alice Betto and Nicky Samuels are fighting for third

2:24:512:24:50

position at the moment. Nicky Samuels is working very hard. Alice

2:24:512:24:50

Betto looks more relaxed. She is holding her own. You can see the

2:24:512:24:50

very graceful Gwen Jorgensen. Deep in the final lap. The final stage is

2:24:512:24:50

about to unfold after 48 and a half minutes. Nicky Samuels of New

2:24:512:24:50

Zealand is fourth. But here comes Emma Jackson, number eight, for

2:24:512:24:50

Australia. She has suddenly found a burst of speed to get past Alice

2:24:512:24:50

Betto and Nicky Samuels to take up third place in her own right.

2:24:512:24:50

Jackson is up to third. Jodie Stimpson is closing in on sixth

2:24:512:24:50

position no. Aileen Reid for Ireland is in 10th

2:24:512:24:50

position. Jackson is bobbing along no. It looks like Sarah Groff is

2:24:512:24:50

safe, but Jackson is going at some pace. She could be caught by Emma

2:24:512:24:50

Jackson. She was second on that big climbs through the mountains in the

2:24:512:24:50

Austrian Alps last summer. That was her best result. The race

2:24:512:24:50

Austrian Alps last summer. That was Jodie Stimpson. Emma Jackson was

2:24:512:24:50

second behind her with Annie Haug in third. She seems to be thriving in

2:24:512:24:50

these cool, flat conditions in London today.

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these cool, flat conditions in position. Emma Jackson of Australia

2:24:512:24:50

is third, with Sarah Groff in her sights. She is closing the gap. Has

2:24:512:24:50

she got enough tarmac underfoot? With exactly 1100 metres to run.

2:24:512:24:50

Jodie Stimpson is in seven. Can she climb higher to maintain her lead at

2:24:512:24:50

the top of the World Triathlon Series standings? Alice Betto and

2:24:512:24:50

Nicky Samuels are shoulder to shoulder. A race for Italy and New

2:24:512:24:50

Zealand. We can see when Jorgensen making her way heading back to the

2:24:512:24:50

blue carpet. Once again, just as we saw in Yokohama, she is making it

2:24:512:24:50

look just that little bit too easy. Gwen Jorgensen is round the hairpin

2:24:512:24:50

turn and will cruise home to another victory. She won on 17th may in

2:24:512:24:50

Yokohama and will win comfortably today, even more comfortably than in

2:24:512:24:50

round three in Japan. Her swing that was the key today. She did not get

2:24:512:24:50

left behind. She came out of the water in contention and latched onto

2:24:512:24:50

the front group on two wheels. She stayed out of trouble. 12

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the front group on two wheels. She ago, she hit the deck. Jackson is up

2:24:512:24:50

into third and desperately hunting down Sarah Groff who lies ahead of

2:24:512:24:50

her in second. She is injecting further pace into her race, as she

2:24:512:24:50

looks for her personal best -- looks to equal her personal best of second

2:24:512:24:50

which she got in Austria last summer. I think she will keep

2:24:512:24:50

hounding down Sarah Groff all the way. Gwen Jorgensen can see all the

2:24:512:24:50

others making up the numbers. They still have to head out beyond the

2:24:512:24:50

line of yellow ball yards and make the turn. -- yellow ball hard --

2:24:512:24:50

corns. Alice Betto and Nicky Samuels are

2:24:512:24:50

still fighting it out for third Alice Betto and Nicky Samuels are

2:24:512:24:50

fourth position. It has been a fast comeback for Jodie Stimpson after

2:24:512:24:50

the six stitches she had to comeback for Jodie Stimpson after

2:24:512:24:50

her foot. Sarah Groff can feel Jackson breathing down her neck.

2:24:512:24:50

Will there be time for the Australian to close down second

2:24:512:24:50

position? It is as -- it is a tall order for Emma Jackson. She is

2:24:512:24:50

encouraged by the crowds. Forget about first position, that is Gwen

2:24:512:24:50

Jorgensen. The race is on for the silver medal in Hyde Park. Aileen

2:24:512:24:50

Reid has picked up the pace and is just in sixth place. Alice Betto is

2:24:512:24:50

having the race of her life. Nicky Samuels has a lot to prove ahead of

2:24:512:24:50

the Commonwealth Games. Let's flip back to what looks like to

2:24:512:24:50

inevitably the champion and Hyde Park. She can relax now. It was

2:24:512:24:50

straightforward, as easy as it comes for someone of her running ability.

2:24:512:24:50

She can start to smile and enjoy the moment as she comes home, easing up

2:24:512:24:50

over the blue carpet, warmly welcomed to the finishing line to

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make it to victories in a row. She won in your karma, she wins again in

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Hyde Park in London. -- Yokohama. She takes first position in round

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four of the World Triathlon Series. 54 minutes and 44 seconds. Sarah

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Groff has done enough to hold onto second position. Despite the

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attention of Emma Jackson in third, she was able to stay clear of danger

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and hold onto second. To make it a USA 1-2 in Hyde Park. Jackson takes

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third for Australia. The race is on, this race within a race continues.

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third for Australia. The race is on, The Italian seems to have just about

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edged it, Samuels The Italian seems to have just about

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Here comes Jenkins. Jenkins looking for a top six again. Jenkins takes

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seventh in the end, Hewitt just begging her at the line. Jenkins,

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the best of the British. Jodie Stimpson comes home in 11th. Vicky

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Holland is 14th. The Hungarian round of the top 15.

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Gwen Jorgensen, fairly out of breath, has Graham Bell to talk to.

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Congratulations and stop you have had to nightmare races here in

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London, this one went like a dream. It was a hard race at there, those

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girls were pushing hard. This is clear the memories of the

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crash you had in the no big games, the crucial idea at the world

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championship series final Ustyugov is to mock the love the games was

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just mechanical. I had my first podium here in 2011

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so every race is different and you do your best.

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Did it see you, the factor was a sprint format?

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I don't know, they are quick and fast, you just have to be ready to

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go. You're running is kind of like ahead

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of anybody else in the field right now. I really want to get my swim

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and my bike up there so that is what I have been working on. You must

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have been really happy to come out of the lead group in the swim. I had

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a good swim, a slow transition and tried to stick in a front group.

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Brilliant, congratulations, and Olsonn result. -- or some result for

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stop Helen. In the end it turned do quite a good run in the end. Yes, it

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wasn't the best day. I dropped my bike in T2 and made a lot of little

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errors. I felt good on the second lap of the run but a bit too late to

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be on the podium. What happened, even T1 you are quite slow getting a

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wet suit off, not to be picky, sorry? I think I was panicking, I

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had a bad swim, I got flustered, I have got to focus on that stuff. I

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screwed up on a few little things today. You are right on the far

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right, was that a good tactic? I have been swimming well in training

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but it didn't come out well today. I took a bit of a gamble. It didn't

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pay off today. Do you think you are a little bit rusty after the long

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lay-off? I have been a little bit race rusty in the swim. Identify

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have sworn to my potential in a race. It will come. The crowds are

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fantastic today, it really keeps you motivated.

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It is ready great to see you smiling. I think I finished sixth,

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in terms of keeping up my ranking it is good. Good to get the top ten for

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stop I wanted a better day. Congratulations to the girls on the

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podium for the Jodie, leading to plan, did it?

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No. To be honest, I can't expect much I haven't done much in two

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weeks. You cannot come into this class field and not be 100%. I am

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disappointed, there was no way I was gay to miss it if I could race. It

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is London, there are so many people who support me, the least I can do

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is try my best out here. At one stage when you were only 14

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seconds back on the lead group of the bike, did you think you would be

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able to get them in? To be honest, yes, if I was all guns blazing I

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would have done more at the front for stop but knowing that I didn't

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have the legs today. I just couldn't push. There was no way I could do

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it, not being one and a percent. I am disappointed I couldn't give

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everybody a better show and get a GB girl on the podium. Hopefully next

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time. Hopefully the injury has healed,

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just a question of getting the running legs back.

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It was strapped up today, still slightly open, but definitely

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healing well. It is just a case of getting my head down, getting some

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trading them for the Commonwealth games.

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Thank you Bray much. -- thank you very much.

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Helen, Jodie and Gwen and we have got to give her lot of credit,

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talking about how tough the race was. But Gwen

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absolutely easy. She makes it look easy because you

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such a fast runner. She is the best runner in the world. We have got to

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take our hats off to Helen and Jodie for stop Jodie has had her foot

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injury and she has had her her stitches taken out. All our goals

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are suited more to the Olympic race. What must have been going through

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their minds, especially Helen and Jodie, when they saw Gwen had come

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out of the water and had a strong swim. She was on that front bike

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back. -- pack. Anything can happen. This can cause

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-- this course suits Gwen. It Israeli flat. You don't need to

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break. Surprising not to see Helen Israeli flat. You don't need to

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and Jodie in the lead pack but maybe something went wrong in as well.

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We had Lucy Hall, the other Olympian at 2012, she was in a difficult

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position for she try and slow the pack down to wait for her team-mates

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order she race on a rain, what to do think she was thinking? I think

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today she was working for herself. She has to think about her own

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career. She was doing the best you can for herself. You could see the

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Park, she was helping, but she was thinking about her own race.

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Helen thinking about how the crowds gave her a big surge, that is then

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you have experienced was up how much will that have helped Jodie with her

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injury and Helen who isn't at her racing peak.

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The crowd here is amazing. We have 5000 Edinburgh tomorrow, ever

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triathlon has come to Hyde Park it has taken off, and it helps with the

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great support today. Let's bring in Annie. You called it

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with Gwen and she did it. I didn't think we were going to get

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any surprises will stop when we saw her come out of the swim in one of

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the best positions, the best position she has ever come out of

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the swim in, I didn't think was game over but it was gained be very

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difficult for anyone else to beat her. Did the athletes think it was

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game over? That distance stayed till about 20 seconds, they didn't make

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any inroads but didn't drop back either. That was strange for stop

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really surprised they went able to work together and catch the front

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pack. Everybody knows if you keep working

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you can stay away. 20 seconds going into five K is a lot. That is why

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everybody was working so hard on the bikes.

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That is London done and dusted, halfway through the series. Next up

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to Chicago in month. That is on the weekend of the 28th and the 29th of

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June. The women's race will be live on the website and the Red Button

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from 530 on the Saturday and the men from 9pm on the men from 9pm on this

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level. You can see highlights at 9am on Monday the 30th of June on BBC

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Two. Before that, there is a lot more sport for you here on the BBC

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for stop Matthew Pinsent is in Serbia for the European rowing

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champion chips, catch on BBC Two tomorrow. Arsenal take on Everton

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tomorrow in the women's FA Cup final. That is for 15 tomorrow on

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BBC Two. That visit from us. Thank you very

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much in Annie and Stewart for keeping us company. Hyde Park is

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always full of drama and delivered again today. Good luck to the 5000

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of you bracing here tomorrow. 24 watching, see you next time for the

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-- thank you for watching, see you next time. A single lap to swim in

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the Serpentine. They are underway. Look at Alistair Brownlee, this is

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all rehearsed, time and time again. Mola for Spain takes the win.

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Gwen Jorgensen wins again in Hyde Park in London.

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Hyde Park once again plays host to the London leg of the World Triathlon Series, the fourth event of the eight-race calendar. The famous venue provides the ideal backdrop for both the men's and women's sprint triathlons - fast and furious action is anticipated, with both races taking place on the same afternoon.

The Brownlee brothers go head-to-head in the men's race and lead British hopes. The sprint distance is the one event in which Jonny has been able to get the better of elder brother Alistair in recent years so it should make for a great contest.

2013 world champion Non Stanford makes her 2014 debut as she returns from injury but she faces tough competition from fellow Brits Jodie Stimpson, who leads the series, and two-time world champion Helen Jenkins.


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