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Hamburg Highlights

The best of the action and reaction from the fifth round of the World Series, held in Hamburg. In the women's race, British hopes are led by former world champion Non Stanford.


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Hello and welcome, the 2017 triathlon story continues, this

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weekend the action moved to Hamburg. It was favs and furious -- it was

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fast and furious and the hunt for Commonwealth Games places is heating

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up. Team England are strongly represented in the women's race with

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Jessica Learmonth the highest ranked Brit. There is no Jonny Brownlee in

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the men's race, more on that later. But the British athletes were there.

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The big international stars are also out in force and for the first time

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since it was announced as a future Olympic event we will have the

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thrills and spills of mixed relay. Wales won't be represented in

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Hamburg, buzz none Stanford injured. But that means she is here to talk

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us with. What is going on. I picked up a niggle with my Achilles, it has

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been rumbling on since the start of the year and after Leeds it took a

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turn for the worse. So I have had a bit of time out. Just been swimming.

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Just about back on my bike and the treadmill. Not whey wanted mid

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season, but not the end of world. When do you hope you will be back

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race something I would love to be back for Stock Market -- Stockholm.

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But I hope by the end of the year I will be back out. What does that

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meanior your chance of a World Championship this year? It means I

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won't be able to finish on the podium or feature highly in the

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rankings, that was my primary aim of the year. But hopefully I can come

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back out in Rotterdam and make up for the lost time. Is it

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frustrating? Absolutely. It is part of the job unfortunately and you

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have to take a step back and look after the body. Watching everyone

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jet off and race all over the world is frustrating. We are delighted to

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have you hear. You mentioned Leeds. Let's have a look at what happened

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there. Welcome to Roundhay Park, the athletes are lined up. The end of

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lap one. And Jessica Learmonth of Britain is first to emerge. Non

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Stanford is 18 seconds off the pace. She is not in a great place. She is

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on her own. Still no sign of Stanford, the former world champion.

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It is a shame, she has lost a bit of time there. Learmonth out on her

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own. She is taking this on. Jess Learmonth waiting for Non Stanford.

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Now the battle continues in down town Leeds. The world champion,

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Flora Duffy of Bermuda who leads them. They have to get the dismount

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right. That was tight for Betto. I think she will have a penalty. Duffy

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looks to be getting into her rhythm. Swam well, rode beautiful. And Duffy

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wins in Leeds. Learmonth the best of the British. But it is Duffy who is

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all smiles, today's race winner. As you saw, Jess Learmonth followed

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team tactics, much to the frustration to those who thought she

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might finish further up the field, but a few days later, she got the

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opportunity to show what she was capable of, winning the European

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Championships with Britain's Sophie cold Well behind in second. She was

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phenomenal in Leeds. She was incredible, really strong and has

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come out and asserted her authority and is laying down the marker for

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what she wants to do this season. That is evident she wants to be

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world champion again. Following the foot steps of Gwen. Jess Learmonth

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only came to the sport in 2011. Yes, she is relatively new. She was a

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very good swimmer as a teenager, but decided to travel and played

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football and stumbled across triathlon and it is only the last

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year she has stepped up. She is 29, so she is a bit old e but definitely

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is a while until she reaches her potential. Where do you think she

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could make improvements. I think her running is the weakest, but she is

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improving. She still has a lot o' prove. Do you think this year she

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has a chance of being on the podium in one of the races? Yes, if the

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race plays in her favour she could be on the podium. I think she would

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need to have her usual good swim, a breakaway potentially with Flora and

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a strong run. I love the fact you train together, but also compete

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against each other. How good do you think she could be? I said this last

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year to my coach, I think Jess has the potential to be the next Flora

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Duffy. How intriguing. At the moment, we have reached the half way

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point in the Serries in Hamburg. Let's see how things stand for this

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year's world ranking. Now it is Hamburg and then Edmonton.

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Monday Montreal is a new event. The penultimate stop is more familiar

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territory, Stockholm on 26th August. We end with this year's grand final

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in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on 16th September.

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So we have two winners in the series, Andrea Hewitt and Flora

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Duffy, what do you think has the advantage in the sprint? Andrea's

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often performed well over that sprint distance. Flora has never

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actually won a sprint distance race. So it will be interesting to see how

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she goes, but I could never discount her. Tell us the different between

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sprint live, they're quite different? Yes for me a sprint feels

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like it is over in a blink of an eye, but there are points in an

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Olympic distance race where you have time to stop and think and hopefully

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rectify any mistakes you have made. It can be won by a different animal,

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it opens up the race to more athletes, you always get a few

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surprise poedups. It is interesting that you have to nail both of them?

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Yes it is important and that is what the world series tries to do, tries

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to give a world champion that is an all-round athlete and you know it

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does test you, having the two disciplines. We know that Kirsteen

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Kasper is leading, where is your money, it is on Hewitt and Duffy to

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win? My money would be on Flora, she is a more consistent podium athlete.

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Kirsten? I think Kirsten could be on the podium for sure. I would be

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surprised if she is challenging for the top step. But don't be surprised

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to see Katie Zaferes. Tell us about the Britain. We have some strong

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swimmers, Sophie has got one of the fastest 50s out of male and female

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in the British squad. So that will suit her. I expect to see her up

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there and both Lucy and Sophie are strong bikers. We have got India

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Lee, the 2016 European champion. Not necessarily the strongest swimmer,

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but a very good biker and runner and George Taylor Brown who came back

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in. I wouldn't be surprised to see her in the top ten. It will be an

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exciting race. Let's go to the race now and hear from our commentators.

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COMMENTATOR: Round 5 of the 2017 world triathlon series. Elite

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women's sprint race. It is a 750-metre swim. Six laps on two

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wheels. Taking them out over the track. And then when they reach

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transition for the second time, them have completed 20ks on their bikes

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before hanging them on and putting on their running shoes for the two

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laps of 2.5ks each to complete the 5 kilometre run.

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They're racing. Round 5 of the world triathlon series is under way.

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Spectacular start. One lap on the swim. 60 athletes involved this

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afternoon. Calm conditions in the water. Bare lay breath of wind

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around. They make one turn and then head back and under the bridge,

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under the road bridge, back to transition. It is a 750-metre swim

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and a 21 kilometre bike and a five k run to conclude. That is the sprint

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distance today in Hamburg. And the sun is shining. It was a nice, clean

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start, but this is a tricky swim, they need to work hard to get a

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break, but because of the design of the course, they swim out, across

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and back in and it is not long before they hit the first turn

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around buoy. This is where the stronger swimmers need to work hard

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if they have any chance of a break. British number, Learmonth is 12. 22

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for Coldwell. Georgia Taylor Brown is No 51. This is the where the turn

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arrives and where everybody is keeping a close eye on the race. It

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is less of an issue in the women's competition, but in the men's

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competition it can be nasty at times. 56, Victoria Lopes making the

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turn first. She is from Brazil. We haven't seen much of her. She needs

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to go left of the next buoy. She seemed to be going slightly off

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course. You can see some get course on the inside and can be bumped and

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barged and ducked and pushed under. Goggles and swim caps can get ripped

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off. The authorities are keen to keep an eye on this and reduce the

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drama that happens at the big turns. The sprint distance, 750 metres is

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very quick and they will be done and dusted with under 10 minutes on the

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the clock. There is a couple of athletes breaking away at the front.

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They will have to work hard, the stronger swimmers to get a break

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over 750 metres. It is a big field. 61 the numbers go up. But they don't

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have a No 13. 60 were on the start line. That is a fair amount on this

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small Liddle swim they have got. It will be tough for anyone to get a

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breakaway. Somebody's in trouble. That is Alice Betto of Italy. They

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were quick to reaction and she -- quick to react. She may have come in

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for some punishment on the turn. Look at the crowds looking down from

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the quayside. They're three or four deep. They go through the second

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arch from the left. You can see the yellow buoys protecting them from

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the wooden structures there. Now they disappear from view for a

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while. When they come out of the tunnel that stretches unther the

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road bridge, they will have about 130 metres to go to the exit of the

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water. It was Routier of Spain and Lopes of

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Brazil. Last time we got a check on the front pair. We will hope that

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Learmonth isn't far away. We will keep an eye on Lucy Hall's progress,

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28. Strong swimmer, she would be hoping to be near the front.

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The end of the single lap. 750 metres of the swim is complete. They

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can come out op either side of the hand rail there. And away they go.

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We should get the trans responders with the timing system, we can tell

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you it is Lopes and Routier, Kasper is not far away. Jess Learmonth is

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coming out in sixth. Duffy is in the mix as well. The World Champion.

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Summer Cook not far off. Looking for the next of the union flags. There

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is Sophie Coldwell. 17 seconds down officially. They are coming thick

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and fast now. Takahashi has swam well, 21 seconds down. India Lee is

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out. She is out round 21 seconds down. Georgia Taylor Brown down, as

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the leaders arrive and lead transition in a hurry. Wet suits

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left behind. They have to arrive in the plastic box, Lucy Hall 45th

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position. They are all pretty tightly bunched and they mount up

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and leave transition. Ashley Gentle struggling to get her helmet done

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up. Couldn't find the clip. She is away now.

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That was a very usual swim for Lucy Hall. She is one of the athletes

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that we tend to see coming out leading out, there is Carolina

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Routier from Spain, leading the way here, that looks like Jess Learmonth

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getting on her shoes, little group of five. If they want to stay away

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they have to work really hard, absolutely crucial. It is what the

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Brownlee brothers do best. They work very hard. They get that gap but you

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have to be seriously committed and you have to give 100% of everything

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you got if you are to stay away. So these five, may not have been the

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first five out of the water, that is the absent ats by bet toe, she was

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hauled out on to the safety boat. We will get back with the leaders here.

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Or Alice Betto. These are the standings after transition number

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one, Kasper, Ruthier, Lopes, Learmonth and Beaugrand. The

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athletes were tightly bunched coming out of the swim. We saw most out

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within about 40 seconds. This is only 750 metres, the reason they

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tend to stay together, in the Olympic distance of 1500 metres we

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tend to see the gap starting to occur round about 750 metre, there

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is a group not that effective buzz they are not managing to stay away.

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There is a Australian athlete, and the Brazilian athlete new to the

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circuit, she looks like she finds herself round 7th, 8th. You can see

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Flora Duffy, the colours red and black, making her way whack to the

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front group that is trying to break away at the moment.

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I think the group of 25 could form quite quickly. The front group of

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five which is swollen to seven. That will soon become 13 with the next

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pack of six, and they have all merged into one, and that will

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number around 25 riders, so a huge working group. The pace is injected

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at the front, I think that is Learmonth leading the way, just

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drifting off to her right. Shouting for the workload to be shared. Flora

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Duffy takes it up, ahead of the current world number one Kirsten

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Kasper in the early stages here. These two, along with Jess Learmonth

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are trying to get away from this next group of round 25 or so.

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Technically Flora Duffy is a great rider and Jessica Learmonth, very

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strong. She has only been racing in the World Series for a couple of

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year, I have been interested in watching her progress and what she

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did in Leeds, she sat back and awaited for Non Stanford. She had a

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phenomenal swim. Flora Duffy, the work she is doing, is causing a lot

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of damage to that group behind. They are finding it very hard to get back

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on. Duffy, Learmonth and Kasper have taken it on during this first lap,

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with five laps to go, 15-and-a-half minutes since this triathlon began.

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The leading three have really raised their game. We can see having a look

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as they ride over the blue carpet for the first time. Jess Learmonth

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put herself in a great position. Kirsten Kasper the leading athlete

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on the world triathlon series tucked in behind the British athlete.

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World Champion Flora Duffy. She has done some serious damage, aided and

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abetted by Jess Learmonth for Kasper.

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20 seconds in front. 23 seconds now, it is extended. They strengthen

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their lead more, coming midway through lap three of six in total.

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21 kilometres the total distance for this second stage. . Think what

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Flora does, she is an intelligent racer, she doesn't think what she is

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doing in the sense I have to save myself for the run or this is

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hurting. She gives 100% and doesn't look back, that is what is great to

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see about her racing. The three, the three owe, they are well away down

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the road, well over 20 seconds. -- trio.

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All eye on the leading three, who have total supremacy at the moment.

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Flora Duffy controlling things at the front. She and Learmonth and

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Kasper cross the line to complete the third plan. They are half bay

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through the bike. -- lap. We will get a check on the time difference

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when the chasers come through, so it was 20 seconds last time out. I

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would suggest it is going to be closer to 25, 26 seconds this time.

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With three laps to go, it is 25 seconds.

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Interestingly there we had Lucy howl and Sophie Coldwell. It will be

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interesting to see what their tactics are now, with Jess, Lucy

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Hall and Jessica Learmonth, they are great Pauls. -- pals. Did Lucy say

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let us slow this pace down. Oh no, carnage in transition at the exit,

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and we have got real problems here, there are four athletes in serious

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trouble. And they are asking for the paramedic, somebody is in real

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problem, it is bow grand of France. -- Beaugrand of France. She has had

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a big hit. We can see it again here. So the first seven eight come

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through transition they are on their way out, just under the arch.

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Goodness me, thank goodness they were on the carpet. It would have

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softened the landing slightly. But it was a nasty collision. Flora

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looks like he is trying to drop Jessica and Kasper. Can she do it?

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Well, they are finding it hard to get back on to her wheel at the

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moment. She has taken a couple of seconds out of Learmonth and Kasper.

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And, she will be coming into transition shortly.

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And we will hope that things are in control there. The first three

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coming through shouldn't be an issue, they can divert them away

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from the athlete who is receiving medical attention. It is the next

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group which is very large that worries me slightly, you can see how

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narrow things are here it widens out a bit when they come towards

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transition, and that is Ide who is being stretchered off. They are

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being told to slow down. Flora Duffy warned of the dangerous axxxx danger

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ahead. And that is where it happened. Just on the exit of

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transition. That is all very well, with just three of them coming

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through in single file. Things are going to get more tricky with this

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next massive group coming in. As they come into transition, they will

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need to be a significant effort to make them ride single file, which

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thankfully they are at the moment and to get the pace to reDuke's here

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we go. It is all calm as they come to the hazard ahead.

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Very difficult to explain to the athletes to slow down, you have your

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head down, you are focussed on the race, I have no idea what is going

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on. So Duffy has made a move away from Learmonth and Kasper and the

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gap she has opened up to give herself outright ownership of first

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position is now about four seconds, so good work from the reigning World

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Champion looking for her third successive win on the world

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triathlon series. Such a brave athlete. People will say why doesn't

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she just sit in there? He is probably looking going why am I

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slowing down, she has no idea, you can tell from her face. Our outright

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leader Flora Duffy, approaching the end of the penultimate lap. When she

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completes this she will have 3.5 kilometres to ride round Hamburg and

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hang up her bike, there is no-one else down the road behind her. Flora

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Duffy, one lap to go, taking the bell. The gap she has over Jess

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Learmonth and Kirsten Kasper will be significant. They are still asking

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the athletes to slow on their way out of transition but it seems that

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the injured athletes have now been successfully evacuated, and taken

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off for medical attention. That is is a massive gap Duffy has opened up

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over Learmonth and Kasper, she did that on her own in the space of a

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lap-and-a-half. 23 seconds, the advantage. The gap to the next

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group, which is a significant pack of riders, is about another 20

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seconds or so. 23. It is 21 seconds between Kasper and Learmonth and the

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Lucy Hall group. Well, certainry, -- certainly one of

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the athletes with the cameras on their bike. Having a little look.

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This is where crash happened under that arch there. But, Jessica has 21

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seconds on that chase pack. That is a good amount of time, but Jessica

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and Kirsten are going to have to work hard if they are to stay away

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from the chase pack. Last 1500 metres on two wheels for

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Flora Duffy, she have a two lap run to conclude. Coming into transition

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is going to be a nice affair for Flora Duffy, she won't be surrounded

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by other athletes trying to get their feet out of their shoes, to

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find their trainers, so that is a good position to be in, as is it for

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Jessica Learmonth and Kirsten Kasper, they have to work hard, that

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chase pack is starting to make inroads. It is important that the

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British and American athlete work hard and get that gap coming into

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transition. So 25 seconds between Duffy and Learmonth and Kasper and a

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further 22 secs to the Lucy Hall Sophie Coldwell group, they are well

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spread here, the British triathletes well placed but this is Flora's race

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for the taking now. Main threats as they go on to the

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FIA k run, still Kasper. No. I don't think anyone is going to catch her.

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I would be surprised. There was a time when Flora Duffy wasn't known

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for great running but that has changed, and Flora Duffy with 25

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seconds over these two athletes back to the chase pack, unless something

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happens this race is here, she will make it three out of three. She

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started the series fairly late. She went to Yokohama won there, went to

:28:41.:28:46.

Leeds and won there looks like she will repeat the same thing here.

:28:47.:28:52.

Duffy has nerve won a sprint race. Her victories have come on the full

:28:53.:28:56.

Olympic distance race, if she wins today, it will be another milestone

:28:57.:29:03.

for the Bermudian. She has been on the podium three

:29:04.:29:06.

times in sprint competitions but never on the top step.

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Best result for Flora Duffy in sprint races in the past. Second

:29:15.:29:17.

place in Edmonton 2015. Right. Here we go. Coming to transition now.

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Easy. For Duffy, doesn't have to panic at all. Getting herself ready.

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She can get set. The dismount line is round this little chicane. There

:29:34.:29:37.

it is. The red line aid head of her. Steps off. Just before.

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She heads to our position in transition with an advantage of

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around 23 seconds, the last time we looked.

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Duffy, parks her buy, leaves her helmet and sprints out of

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transition, full of purpose and urgency. Behind her preparations for

:30:10.:30:15.

Jess Learmonth of Britain and Kirsten Kasper of the United States

:30:16.:30:20.

at the dismount line, right on the money there. And they have the long

:30:21.:30:27.

run up the transition carpet. And the next group is coming in. And

:30:28.:30:32.

will get a full check on who is involved in that as Learmonth

:30:33.:30:38.

arrives at her transition area and leaves quickly. Learmonth and Kasper

:30:39.:30:44.

within four metres of each other. It is all happening behind them. This

:30:45.:30:48.

is where they need to be quick and avoid each other. We can see

:30:49.:30:54.

incidents, dramatic crashes, happening in this situation. Sanders

:30:55.:31:05.

on her way quickly. Spivey. Zaferes is just leaving there. Duffy is well

:31:06.:31:10.

on her way. Eating up the ground in the first lap of two. 2.5ks per lap.

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A total distance of 5ks. This was the world champion coming into

:31:22.:31:26.

transition on her own. Flora Duffy well out in front at the moment. The

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The next pair are the same pay with which Duffy rode for half of that

:31:36.:31:41.

bike leg before she decided to go it alone, Kasper and Learmonth.

:31:42.:31:46.

Contrast the sometimes between those two. Duffy has just over 4ks to run.

:31:47.:31:56.

He is already a fifth of the way through the final stage. On the left

:31:57.:32:00.

our leader. On the right the chasing pair. Which is Kirsten Kasper, and

:32:01.:32:13.

Jess Learmonth. And they are running, they have got a slightly

:32:14.:32:18.

quicker pace than Flora Duffy, but marginal. 17.3 kilometres per hour,

:32:19.:32:27.

compared to 18 and Learmonth is struggling to stay with Kasper. They

:32:28.:32:32.

made it tough for themselves when they let Flora Duffy head off down

:32:33.:32:38.

the road, they needed to stay with her to stay away from the pack.

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Hewitt also running well. So Ashley Gentle has already come past Kasper

:32:54.:32:57.

and put herself into second place. That is phenomenal running from

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Gentle. She is striding off down the road and we can see Laura Lindemann,

:33:12.:33:24.

the local girl here, she is just hanging on the shoulders of Hewitt

:33:25.:33:29.

and it looks like Kasper's given up hope for a medal position. Hewitt

:33:30.:33:33.

also is are upping very well. -- running very well. The battle for

:33:34.:33:39.

second to 10th continuing to switch with every passing kilometre. The

:33:40.:33:45.

leader's advantage, Duffy's lead is now a significant 38 seconds. There

:33:46.:33:51.

she is getting set to complete the first of her two laps. I think this

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race is Flora Duffy's. She is running very well, nice and fluid.

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She has over 40 seconds going out on to this 5k run and it will be hard

:34:05.:34:11.

even for Ashley Gentle to make any serious inroads into her. Hewitt

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look like she has made herself, or put herself into a bronze medal

:34:17.:34:21.

position. Kasper, the American, who was part of the breakaway group for

:34:22.:34:27.

much of the 20 kilometres, she has dropped back into fifth and the

:34:28.:34:32.

other athlete there in the red is Annen, who got a silver at the

:34:33.:34:38.

sprint Championships, the European Championships, a couple of weeks

:34:39.:34:45.

ago. Annen has been a bit quiet over the last couple of years, but

:34:46.:34:49.

starting to come through the field. She won a Cup race a few weeks ago.

:34:50.:34:53.

The Swiss athlete very much on the up. But it is all about Flora Duffy

:34:54.:35:03.

in Hamburg. Winning time a year ago 57 minutes and 3 seconds. Be I that

:35:04.:35:11.

reckoning -- by that reckoning, she has another six or seven minutes to

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run. She is concluding the first of her two laps. She will be running

:35:19.:35:30.

about 3.30 kilometre pace. She my just be out side of that time from

:35:31.:35:37.

Zaferes from last year. What a welcome she is getting from the

:35:38.:35:43.

German crowds, who are on their feet and trying to rival the Leeds

:35:44.:35:52.

supporters for noise. Gent it will has stormed clear of Hewitt to take

:35:53.:35:56.

up second position in her own right and in fact Hewitt has been left

:35:57.:36:04.

behind, not by much, but she has been over taken by Laura Lindemann,

:36:05.:36:11.

who is getting carried along by the Hamburg fan. Lindemann pushing for a

:36:12.:36:25.

podium place. Gentle is second. Lyndman and Hewitt together. She is

:36:26.:36:32.

getting an extra yard or two in pace, because of the noise of the

:36:33.:36:37.

crowd. Coldwell is in 11th. Hall is 12th. Learmonth has gone backwards

:36:38.:36:42.

after such a good swim and ride and she is down to 15th. They're on the

:36:43.:36:56.

the last lap, the final stage of this sprint distance triathlon in

:36:57.:36:59.

Hamburg, where the atmosphere has been tremendous. And Lindemann is

:37:00.:37:06.

trying to move clear of Hewitt. Gent it will in second. The Australian.

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Outright second at the moment. That is hers to take if she can just

:37:14.:37:18.

maintain that pace. Lindemann is a further 15 seconds back down the

:37:19.:37:25.

road, holding third position, but with Andrea Hewitt in a promising

:37:26.:37:30.

position in fourth. Hewitt has not allowed Lindemann to go clear.

:37:31.:37:35.

Ashley gent it will is one of the -- gent it will is one of the -- Ashley

:37:36.:37:51.

gent Gentle has finished sixth in ya Japan and sixth in Leeds. As well as

:37:52.:38:03.

going on to potentially win this race, and take her first sprint

:38:04.:38:08.

competition, Flora Duffy could be on her way to the largest ever winning

:38:09.:38:15.

margin in a sprint competition. That is held by Gwen Jorgensen, 2014 in

:38:16.:38:23.

London. 28 seconds. Flora Duffy could beat that today. We have 1,200

:38:24.:38:35.

metres left to run and Duffy has taken the race by storm. Her tactics

:38:36.:38:41.

have been magnificent. She rode with Learmonth and Kasper. Until such

:38:42.:38:45.

time as she felt that she had the strength to break them. When she

:38:46.:38:49.

burst away, they had nothing in response. It was a magnificent piece

:38:50.:38:58.

of acceleration as she escaped from the British and the American

:38:59.:39:02.

triathletes. Then she found herselves out in front with so much

:39:03.:39:06.

advantage as she hung up her bike and headed out for the run. The only

:39:07.:39:13.

one to respond significantly was Ashley Gentle and then Lindemann had

:39:14.:39:19.

a go, but she might be outclassed by Annen and Hewitt, who seem poised to

:39:20.:39:24.

pounce in the battle for third. Zaferes might be about to join in

:39:25.:39:35.

the fun as well. Zaferes is also in the hunt for third place. Looks like

:39:36.:39:40.

being a four-way battle for the bronze medal in Hamburg. Zaferes is

:39:41.:39:46.

an interesting athlete, she doesn't look like she is moving that fast,

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but it is very effective and we see her coming from behind like this,

:39:52.:39:55.

although I think she probably has got her work cut out with these

:39:56.:40:01.

three. But she has run herself through around, she was around 15

:40:02.:40:05.

seconds back just after the end of the first lap. Two lapse of 2.5

:40:06.:40:12.

kilometres. My money is on Hewitt after that sprint finish we saw in

:40:13.:40:16.

Abu Dhabi. You would have to put your money on her for the sprint

:40:17.:40:26.

finish. I guess it depends what further momentum Laura Lindemann can

:40:27.:40:30.

get from the Hamburg crowd. They were be chanting her name if she

:40:31.:40:36.

comes in for a final sprint finish in that potential four-way dash for

:40:37.:40:41.

the bronze. There is no worries for Laura Duffy. Duffy of Bermuda is 38

:40:42.:40:51.

seconds clear of Gentle of Australia who is in outright second. She has

:40:52.:41:01.

made that her own. She still has 520 metres to run. But her advantage

:41:02.:41:06.

over the quartet battling for bronze is significant. Duffy is on her way

:41:07.:41:14.

to her third victory in a row. Zaferes, Annen, Lindemann and Hewitt

:41:15.:41:19.

are jostling for position in the battle for the bronze. And Lindemann

:41:20.:41:23.

is not out of this year. The Germans could get a place on the podium. But

:41:24.:41:28.

Zaferes has moved to the front ominously for the rest of them.

:41:29.:41:34.

Zaferes puts herself into third and it look like Hewitt is getting

:41:35.:41:40.

dropped. Zaferes, Annen and Lindemann going head-to-head for

:41:41.:41:45.

bronze. Unless Hewitt can responsibility one more time. Annen

:41:46.:41:50.

is the one that is most on her toes. I said I thought Hewitt has got pit.

:41:51.:42:00.

But Annen looks like the one. Flora Duffy makes the run easy, she puts

:42:01.:42:05.

the work in on the swim and the bike and makes the run look easy. It will

:42:06.:42:12.

be the fifth series win for Flora Duffy to make her joint second in

:42:13.:42:20.

the all time list of world triathlon series winners. She wins world three

:42:21.:42:27.

world series races in a row after victories in Yokohama and Leeds.

:42:28.:42:33.

Duffy wins. The battle is on for third. It looks likes Annen is

:42:34.:42:41.

getting left and the noise levels reaching fever pitch. Gentle hasn't

:42:42.:42:48.

got time to stop. Lindemann trying to burst away as Gentle finds

:42:49.:42:52.

herself on the carpet. She wants second place. And the race for third

:42:53.:42:59.

continues behind. Between Lindemann of Germany and Zaferes of the United

:43:00.:43:03.

States and the German has done enough. Oh, that is a courageous

:43:04.:43:08.

third position for Laura Lindemann. What a race! Zaferes takes fourth.

:43:09.:43:19.

And it is the largest winning margin in a spript competition -- sprint

:43:20.:43:28.

competition ever. 31 seconds. Now they come home for the minor places.

:43:29.:43:35.

Tomlin falls across the line to take seventh. Ahead of McShane and

:43:36.:43:42.

Kasper. Sophie Coldwell will be the first of the British contingent to

:43:43.:43:49.

cross the line in 11th. A minute and 10 seconds down. Takahashi will

:43:50.:43:59.

finish in 12th. And then Taylor, and Spivey and Hall is 14th or Britain.

:44:00.:44:05.

Jess Learmonth has just crossed the line into 17th position, a minute

:44:06.:44:13.

and 36 seconds off the pace. Just in front of Lisa Pertl. I came out of

:44:14.:44:19.

swim further back than I wanted and hammered the first part of bike and

:44:20.:44:25.

I knew the chicane was technical and if I hammered that and thankfully

:44:26.:44:29.

three of us got away. We were working together and I was getting

:44:30.:44:33.

frustrated, I thought I would attack and went solo and that made the race

:44:34.:44:38.

for me. You missed the first two Raphes with injury -- races with

:44:39.:44:42.

injury, if somebody said you will win the first three, what would you

:44:43.:44:48.

have said? I would never have believed them! Even when walking

:44:49.:44:53.

hurts and I couldn't move without my hip hurting. It shows you know that

:44:54.:44:58.

even though if you're not training your hardest you can maintain a

:44:59.:45:03.

decent level. So I'm super happy. Ashley you were some way back out of

:45:04.:45:05.

the water? I got on to my bike and did the best

:45:06.:45:17.

I could. There has been plenty of races where I have been in that

:45:18.:45:20.

situation but I have been able to salvage a good result. There is no

:45:21.:45:24.

reason to quit after the swim. It's a triathlon, so you know, I just

:45:25.:45:29.

tried to race as hard as I could, and, yeah, thankfully, it paid off

:45:30.:45:32.

and I was able to come away with sec. I was going to ask you about

:45:33.:45:39.

the support. In that sprint for the line, they just went mad. It was so

:45:40.:45:47.

loud and I was pushing as hard as I could. I was amazed at the crowd.

:45:48.:45:54.

Was it a target to make a breakthrough like this in a WTS

:45:55.:45:58.

race? Yes, but I didn't ex President it at all.

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Third victory in a row for Flora Duffy, her first over the sprint

:46:06.:46:11.

distance, she continues to rewrite the records, the largest margin of

:46:12.:46:16.

victory if a sprint competition. The reigning World Champion, having

:46:17.:46:20.

missed the start of the season with injury is on a roll.

:46:21.:46:26.

Confirmation of the final results. A commanding win for Flora Duffy and

:46:27.:46:31.

Gentle and Lindemann in second and third. Jessica Learmonth finished

:46:32.:46:39.

17th. India Lee was 26th and Georgia Taylor Brown finished in 31st

:46:40.:46:44.

position. Katie zaver's fourth place puts her

:46:45.:46:50.

in top place -- zavers. Gentle is up to second. Kasper drops

:46:51.:47:04.

Flora, what an incredible athlete, an amazing race, so powerful from

:47:05.:47:11.

her point of view. Absolutely. I don't know how she did that, riding

:47:12.:47:17.

away from Kasper and Jess is really really impressive. To then continue

:47:18.:47:23.

putting time into and not lose much ground when she hit that blue carpet

:47:24.:47:28.

and gaining a record margin in the spit. Sprint is not her speciality.

:47:29.:47:37.

Sprint. Flora is an all round athlete now, she is World Champion

:47:38.:47:42.

at off road triathlon as well. So she Corrs all the bases, and I am

:47:43.:47:46.

not surprised to see her on the top step. We know she was riding with

:47:47.:47:52.

those two and sort of seemed to make a decision, right, I need to get on

:47:53.:47:57.

with this. She alluded to it in interview and said she was getting

:47:58.:48:02.

frustrated and it wasn't quite working for her, I think she felt

:48:03.:48:07.

she didn't need them, that is how she likes to do thing, you often

:48:08.:48:11.

sheer oh on her own at the front. She went for it. Didn't look like it

:48:12.:48:17.

was too hard for her. Ashley Gentle, she seemed to run through the field.

:48:18.:48:22.

Yes, Ashley has been really strong runner, the swim is her weakness and

:48:23.:48:27.

has let her co-down, but she has had a coping change, he is getting

:48:28.:48:31.

closer to being in that group for the swim. And you know, she is a

:48:32.:48:35.

danger as soon as she gets in the run. Lindemann, you can see her

:48:36.:48:40.

reaction, you know what that is like. It is fantastic. She thrives

:48:41.:48:47.

off the home crowd, she had her previous best result in Hamburg,

:48:48.:48:51.

finishing seventh. So you know, you feed off the home crowd. You want to

:48:52.:48:56.

deliver a performance. She is rising to the occasion, she is very young.

:48:57.:49:02.

Out of the junior rank, she podiumed at Chengdu, she is a bright prospect

:49:03.:49:09.

for the future. We mentioned this is was a Commonwealth Games placed at

:49:10.:49:11.

grab, not a great day for the British. None of the girls met the

:49:12.:49:16.

criteria, it is tough to meet the English criteria, they had to finish

:49:17.:49:20.

top five in the race but within that they had to be in the top three

:49:21.:49:24.

Commonwealth athlete, that is tough and probably harder than any of the

:49:25.:49:28.

other selection policy, the Australians had to be the first

:49:29.:49:31.

Australian in the top ten, so it shows how tough it is. So it was a

:49:32.:49:37.

disappointing day, Wimbledon might be over but the week's -- BBC's

:49:38.:49:45.

summer of sport certainly isn't. Mo Farah wins the gold.

:49:46.:49:54.

It is a mammoth job. David Rudisha, is going to win the world title:

:49:55.:50:00.

Laura Muir, she has matched the British record.

:50:01.:50:06.

Usain Bolt! I'm ready.

:50:07.:50:11.

Looking forward to that, before we move on in hack burring. Resounding

:50:12.:50:23.

success for the British team at the European paraChampionships. Six Gold

:50:24.:50:29.

Medals. Two Silver Medals.

:50:30.:50:37.

Two bronze medals. Since the Europeans there has been some bad

:50:38.:50:43.

news for Andy Lewis who was going down a fast accident when he ran

:50:44.:50:47.

into a dog. Lots of cuts and bruised, glad to say he should be OK

:50:48.:50:51.

for the World Championships and he has been reunited with the dog, you

:50:52.:50:55.

can see the picture here, who is fine. Thank goodness. We saw how the

:50:56.:51:00.

women got on in the world triathlon series in Leeds. Let us remind

:51:01.:51:05.

ourselves of a wonderful couple of hours of British sport in the men's

:51:06.:51:10.

race. 47 the world's top triathletes lined

:51:11.:51:16.

up and diven into the cold water of Waterloo lake.

:51:17.:51:22.

Here they come, stage one complete. Richard first to climb up the ramp.

:51:23.:51:31.

Followed by Jonny Brownlee. Le Corre is first to get onboard. Away they

:51:32.:51:35.

go. The Brownlee brothers have woken up.

:51:36.:51:40.

The crowd can see that the gap they have over the next group is

:51:41.:51:45.

significant. What a second lap that was. They have doubled their

:51:46.:51:52.

advantage. A synchronised arrival and they

:51:53.:51:55.

depart separated by a couple of feet.

:51:56.:52:02.

Right now, Alistair is starting to believe he will win. He has opened

:52:03.:52:07.

up a gap. Brownlee's made his move. The Olympic champion, he is once

:52:08.:52:11.

again clear of the Olympic silver medallist.

:52:12.:52:16.

For the second year in a row, Alistair Brownlee wins the Leeds

:52:17.:52:21.

world triathlon series race with his younger brother Jonny celebrating

:52:22.:52:27.

second position. The world number one comes home for third position.

:52:28.:52:35.

Adam comes home fourth for Great Britain.

:52:36.:52:38.

The Brownlees once again proving they are world class. There will be

:52:39.:52:44.

no Brownlees in Hamburg though because Alistair's next big

:52:45.:52:49.

challenge is the half Ironman World Championships, in Tennessee in

:52:50.:52:53.

September. Jonny Brownlee was hoping to compete in Hamburg, he did arrive

:52:54.:52:58.

there but he put out this tweet, explaining he is not been 100% since

:52:59.:53:03.

Spain. He is very upset about having to miss Hamburg. He said he is under

:53:04.:53:09.

doctors orders and has to find out why he has low magnesium. Jonny is

:53:10.:53:15.

disappointed. It is a blow not to have him. Yes, it would have been

:53:16.:53:18.

great to see him racing against them. Some were missing in Leeds so

:53:19.:53:22.

this would have been an opportunity for Jonny to come up against them

:53:23.:53:27.

and show what he can do. And Jonny is an expert over the sprint

:53:28.:53:30.

distance, he seems to get the better of Alistair, so it would have been

:53:31.:53:37.

great to see him up against Mola and Murray and Vincent. As well as the

:53:38.:53:42.

Brownlees, in Leeds, two other British men had a fantastic day,

:53:43.:53:46.

Adam Bowden and Tom Bishop were fourth and fifth. It is really been

:53:47.:53:52.

a breakthrough year for Tom Bishop. Before the race he talked to Tom.

:53:53.:53:59.

I went into this winner's training and just wanted to get some good

:54:00.:54:05.

results. I am 25 now. Some young guys coming through and I feel like

:54:06.:54:10.

I need to start producing results. I went into the first race knowing I

:54:11.:54:17.

was in good shape but it was an an unknown, when I found myself running

:54:18.:54:21.

with Javier, I thought this is crazy. I crossed the line and it was

:54:22.:54:25.

awesome. Since that race I have got confident.

:54:26.:54:30.

Did any of disappointment from last year not becoming the third athlete

:54:31.:54:33.

between the two Brownlees to travel to Rio, has had that an impact. ?

:54:34.:54:38.

Missed out on the team. The way the British team race, I think that has

:54:39.:54:43.

helped me race this year, kind of it made me want to swim at front and

:54:44.:54:47.

race how Jonny and Alistair race which is the best way and the

:54:48.:54:51.

British way to race if we can. I have come into this season, learned

:54:52.:54:55.

a lot from last year and kind of put that into my action plan for the

:54:56.:55:01.

races this year, and so far I have swam pretty good, my cycling is OK,

:55:02.:55:04.

and it is just I think the final elm, the run I have managed to have

:55:05.:55:11.

a consistent win without problem, it has built through. I think it is

:55:12.:55:16.

finally coming to fruition. Why has it taken you a bit longer, do you

:55:17.:55:26.

think, to make the breakthrough. As an under 23, your opponents have

:55:27.:55:30.

stepped up I spent time on my cycling to look at the Rio, the

:55:31.:55:34.

Olympic team, so maybe that two years has held me back. Comparing

:55:35.:55:39.

ourself to Jonny and Alistair who came through as superstars when they

:55:40.:55:43.

were young, they are still going, I want to keep on going when I am

:55:44.:55:48.

older, as long as I chive my potential, I don't care how fast I

:55:49.:55:52.

get to that level, as long as get there eventually.

:55:53.:55:55.

That interview was done before the race in Leeds and the great news is

:55:56.:56:00.

that after his fifth place finish he has risen even further in the

:56:01.:56:05.

rankings sitting fourth overall. The podium is full of Spaniards with

:56:06.:56:14.

Alarza leading the way ahead of Mola and five time champion Gomez Noya.

:56:15.:56:21.

Like the women no-one has taken complete control. -- Gomez. Let us

:56:22.:56:26.

talk about Tom Bishop, he has had a great year, what has he been doing?

:56:27.:56:33.

Yes, he is so great. It is great to see him podiuming, that was a

:56:34.:56:36.

brilliant breakthrough for Tom. I am happy for him. He does his own

:56:37.:56:41.

thing, and he has forged his own path. He works very hard, and like

:56:42.:56:46.

said, does it his own way, it is brilliant to see he is doing well.

:56:47.:56:50.

What do you mean by going his own way? He is very much within the

:56:51.:56:58.

Leeds set up but he had a few different idea, he has created a

:56:59.:57:04.

different training group, he trains alongside a lot of the students and

:57:05.:57:07.

that seems to be working for him well, he is the leader in his group,

:57:08.:57:11.

and doing what he wants to do and doing what works best for him,

:57:12.:57:16.

because every athlete is individual. Let us talk about the race in

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Hamburg. It will be super exciting. There are some fabulous athletes.

:57:22.:57:25.

Absolutely. Even without Alistair and Jonny there, we still do have

:57:26.:57:31.

Tom Bishop and Adam Bowden up against the world leader of Mario

:57:32.:57:36.

Mola, Alarza, Murray, Gomez, all the names are there and I am sure it

:57:37.:57:41.

will be as exciting as ever. Last year we saw what happened with

:57:42.:57:44.

Richard Murray, he was disqualified in some ways, some of the headlines

:57:45.:57:49.

were made by what happened. Yes, absolutely. It was very

:57:50.:57:53.

disappointing to see Richard react in that way, it very frustrating

:57:54.:57:57.

when you get calling in for a penalty. It happens to at least one

:57:58.:58:02.

every race. I have never seen react in the way he did. He was abusive to

:58:03.:58:09.

the official. . He displayed aggressive behaviour with when of

:58:10.:58:13.

the signs, that is owe I don't think that the image we want to put out.

:58:14.:58:17.

They were cent in giving out that punishment. Hopefully none of that

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happens in Hamburg. Now the commentary from Matt. Here is the

:58:24.:58:29.

start. Alarza is the world leader. Mola two, Gomez with three. The

:58:30.:58:34.

first of the British contingent is Tom Bishop, he has number four

:58:35.:58:40.

today. He is already off to a good start, to the season. He was second

:58:41.:58:49.

in the opener, in Abu Dhabi. Just beaten by Gomez Noya. Henry shoem we

:58:50.:58:54.

will expect to see him out in front. Richard Murphiry one of the best of

:58:55.:59:00.

the runners. -- Schoeman. Schoeman. Schoeman we

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will expect to see him out in front. Richard Murphiry one of the best of

:59:13.:59:14.

the runners. -- Schoeman. Bodesen is having a

:59:15.:59:16.

fine season. Finished fourth in Leeds. The world triathlon series

:59:17.:59:25.

vent. A warm day in the city. The world's top triathletes lined up

:59:26.:59:29.

as they dive in. Each hoping to get a accident start and get the most

:59:30.:59:32.

direct line through the first stages here. Up towards the one selfie

:59:33.:59:40.

circle turn, the 180 degree turn at the top of the lake. They head back

:59:41.:59:45.

under the bridge to T 1, the first transition. So it is a sprint

:59:46.:59:53.

distance today, a 750 metre swim, a 21 kilometre bike, six laps of

:59:54.:59:59.

three-and-a-half ks to finishwe will have a 5k run, two loops of 2.5

:00:00.:00:05.

kilometres and I imagine we will see the usual suspects medium-term to

:00:06.:00:06.

lead the swim. Yes but there is a few missing, the

:00:07.:00:22.

Brownlees and of course we have Schoeman here. Luis, I expect to see

:00:23.:00:31.

him and Gomez, the dynamics will be interesting, because we don't have

:00:32.:00:34.

an obvious leader. Javier is strong and he will be trying to do

:00:35.:00:40.

something special, along with Mario Mola. Mola not the strongest of

:00:41.:00:45.

swimmers, but over the last couple of years he has improved all round

:00:46.:00:53.

as an athlete. We see our leader, Hauser, wearing No 40. Not one of

:00:54.:00:58.

our usual leaders. I would expect to see Schoeman up there somewhere too.

:00:59.:01:08.

They're smashing one another trying to find a bit of space. That is a

:01:09.:01:14.

bit impossible now. This is where the problems happen and one or two

:01:15.:01:21.

have lost their swim caps and somebody is being held up and

:01:22.:01:26.

dragged under. Unlike in the women's race where the athletes were close

:01:27.:01:30.

together. Hauser has taken out the swim and he has two or three body

:01:31.:01:33.

lengths over the second placed athlete. We

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will be keeping an eye out for Mola and Alarza. The athletes coming

:01:53.:01:59.

around the Puy, some have lost hats and are swimming on top of one

:02:00.:02:02.

another. That is a difficult situation to recover from. And to

:02:03.:02:09.

referee. The officiating here may involve some video analysis of this

:02:10.:02:13.

particular turn, because some have lost race position. Others may be

:02:14.:02:17.

injured as a result. That is one of the messiest turns I have seen. It

:02:18.:02:24.

is. He is miles ahead of the rest of the field. He will be first out of

:02:25.:02:29.

water and he will have an advantage or maybe 10 or 12 seconds as he

:02:30.:02:36.

heads to his bike. Flies position to be in, coming into transition. It is

:02:37.:02:42.

getting hectic as athletes try to find their stations. If nothing

:02:43.:02:47.

else; he is not going to be able to ride away from these guys, but he

:02:48.:02:52.

will give himself quite a bit of space to get on his bike

:02:53.:02:57.

comfortably. If he look around he would see there is a huge gap. A lot

:02:58.:03:05.

of support for our swim leader, Matthew Hauser, has emerged from

:03:06.:03:09.

under the wide bridge and will be first out of the water with no one

:03:10.:03:18.

for company at all. He came out of the water 7th in his only other

:03:19.:03:24.

appearance this season on the world series. We have had a different swim

:03:25.:03:28.

leader in every race so far this year. Four races before today.

:03:29.:03:32.

Different swim leader in each. And a new one today. It will be Matthew

:03:33.:03:44.

houser. -- Hauser. One or two taking extreme methods to get that front

:03:45.:03:50.

cover shot. Hauser is on the ramp and starts to unzip the wet suit.

:03:51.:03:56.

His advantage is, well, it is about 10 seconds I think. As he sprints

:03:57.:04:02.

towards transition. The others come out now. We expect to see Schoeman

:04:03.:04:15.

not far from the front. McDowell and Stromberg aren't far. Royle, Coninx

:04:16.:04:24.

and the fist of the British contingent, followed by Tom Bishop.

:04:25.:04:33.

Blummenfelt is clear in 18. Gomez comes out 19th. Mola just behind

:04:34.:04:40.

him. And there will be a massive pack forming here. Bowden is 24

:04:41.:04:49.

seconds behind. So that is all the British boys accounted for coming

:04:50.:04:53.

out of the water. And carnage in transition. And they will all hope

:04:54.:04:57.

to have got their wet suits in the boxes. Because that could incur a

:04:58.:05:07.

penalty later in the race. Can be chaotic as you try and get your feet

:05:08.:05:13.

into your shoes and Matt Hauser is off down the road all alone, having

:05:14.:05:20.

had such a superb swim. He is not going to stay away too long. To be

:05:21.:05:25.

able to come through transition, relax and pick up your bike and it

:05:26.:05:31.

is very narrow going out, that makes it hard for the athletes. These guys

:05:32.:05:37.

practice getting on and off their bikes, but there is 60 of them in a

:05:38.:05:42.

very narrow space and it makes it tough. Schoeman is coming through.

:05:43.:05:50.

He had a decent swim. And we will see if we can pick out some of the

:05:51.:05:52.

others. Silva. Bishop came out of the water

:05:53.:06:18.

21 seconds off the pace. Officially in 11th. This is the chaser. Gordon

:06:19.:06:33.

Benson from Britain was there. We can pick out Tom Bishop easily by

:06:34.:06:37.

that large tattoo on his arm as he comes around at the front of this

:06:38.:06:46.

pack. The man in front is Coninx, the Frenchman. He has had a couple

:06:47.:06:52.

of DNFs. Didn't finish the grand final last year and didn't finish

:06:53.:06:57.

the opener in this season in Abu Dhabi. I think it was a bike crashed

:06:58.:07:07.

he suffered. But he is leading her. Coninx is an interesting athletes.

:07:08.:07:12.

You see some lose their nerve. But it was the 2014 world under 23

:07:13.:07:17.

champion. So we know he does have good pedigree. He has been on the

:07:18.:07:24.

podium in the past as well. He has made a good start here. They're

:07:25.:07:29.

approaching the end of the first lap of six. Where the ground becomes a

:07:30.:07:36.

little uneven before they hit the blue carpet. At the end of the first

:07:37.:07:41.

lap we can get a check on exactly who is where. There is a massive

:07:42.:07:51.

group here. It is Birtwhistle and Kanute and Coninx. Mola is in there.

:07:52.:08:00.

Oh, goodness me, oh, a heavy crash and somebody went piling into the...

:08:01.:08:05.

Thankfully padded bike stands. Pierre Le Corre is there. He is not

:08:06.:08:27.

going to be happy with that, is he? We saw a big crash earlier in the

:08:28.:08:32.

whip's race, this one -- women's race, this one seemed to be high

:08:33.:08:36.

speed and devastating. That looked just like bad riding. The guy that

:08:37.:08:43.

caused the crash swerved and then he was fine and Alonso came down hard

:08:44.:08:48.

and it wasn't his fault. The athlete that swerved took them down and he

:08:49.:08:55.

rode off. Pierre Le Corre seemed to have the worst of the falls. Look at

:08:56.:09:08.

Alarza's bike. He is batter and bruised and the world No 1 is out of

:09:09.:09:16.

race. He is OK. He is signalling his gratitude for the support. The

:09:17.:09:27.

paramedics have been busy today. Blummenfelt, the Norwegian, sixth in

:09:28.:09:32.

Leeds last time out. 23 years old. Finished on the podium in the

:09:33.:09:39.

Yokohama triathlon in May. And 14th at the world final last year. You

:09:40.:09:43.

can see how many there are as we watch them from the helicopter. No

:09:44.:09:50.

one is trying to break away. When you see it like that it doesn't seem

:09:51.:09:57.

too bad, but it when they hit the narrower sections that it gets

:09:58.:09:59.

tricky. Now the peloton starts to form into

:10:00.:10:15.

sippingle file, because - single file. You asked whether it was

:10:16.:10:25.

possible break yabg -- breakaway, I think it is difficult. The women can

:10:26.:10:34.

be just as technically skilled, but the men will take more risks. I

:10:35.:10:37.

think it is unlikely that we will see a breakaway. And plus this pack

:10:38.:10:43.

is so big f someone goes, another person jumps on and you have that

:10:44.:10:46.

train effect and it is difficult to get away. Where would you rather be,

:10:47.:10:52.

front, middle or back? I think you have got to be in the front. You

:10:53.:10:56.

have got to stay out of trouble at the tront. If you're confident in

:10:57.:11:01.

your bike skills is, which you know Tom Bishop is confident he had that

:11:02.:11:06.

slip up in Yokohama, but the conditions there were treacherous.

:11:07.:11:11.

But Bishop very strong. I think I would rather be at the front. If

:11:12.:11:15.

you're middle you're in a danger louse spot. If -- dangerous spot. At

:11:16.:11:20.

the front and interesting to see Mola up here. That is quite an

:11:21.:11:28.

unlikely scene in the world series, Mola normally is a bit back on the

:11:29.:11:32.

swim and then we will see him sit in and get a ride. But he changed

:11:33.:11:38.

tactics and he is taking his turn on the front. There is a lovely vibe

:11:39.:11:50.

about this race in Hamburg. A good triathlon we have witnessed so far

:11:51.:11:56.

with that emphatic win from Duffy. But a big crash in the women's race

:11:57.:12:01.

and a similar story in the men's. Both incidents happening on the blue

:12:02.:12:08.

carpet in transition. But they make the next visit through transition so

:12:09.:12:13.

far unscathed and continue on their way with two laps of the city to go.

:12:14.:12:21.

Schilling of Denmark and Mola of Spain, the world champion. Behind

:12:22.:12:32.

them Blummenfelt. A place at the front will be key and guys will be

:12:33.:12:37.

thinking about that now. Guys at the back starting to make their way

:12:38.:12:41.

forward, trying to get near the front and try and make things smooth

:12:42.:12:48.

in and out of transition. They have 4ks left and it will come down to a

:12:49.:12:55.

5,000 metre run. Back with the leaders now. There is a bit more

:12:56.:13:03.

urgency from the front of the field. The Dutch athlete, van der Stel, 26

:13:04.:13:10.

years of age. Blummenfelt as well in fifth.

:13:11.:13:22.

The spectators have spotted that the German athlete is making progress.

:13:23.:13:43.

Nieschlag moves into position. Nieschlag will be the man who will

:13:44.:13:47.

take the bell here in Hamburg. Here we go at the end of lap 5 and

:13:48.:13:57.

Nieschlag of Germany takes the bell with McLe Roy. Gomez is right up

:13:58.:14:13.

there. Coninx and Birtwhistle and Montoya. That is the first 23 across

:14:14.:14:23.

the line as we ride near the front of field with one of those

:14:24.:14:28.

bike-mounted cameras, to see the action in through transition. Across

:14:29.:14:34.

the line it was Nieschlag of the host nation, Germany, who was first

:14:35.:14:42.

across the line. At this part nothing is going to happen on the

:14:43.:14:49.

bike. Really important you have got around a technical and tough course

:14:50.:14:53.

in one piece and now just play it sensible and think about the run and

:14:54.:14:57.

the transition and about what you need to do. Blummenfelt at the front

:14:58.:15:03.

he has been there quite a lot. A good runner, but I think looking at

:15:04.:15:08.

this pack, we have some great runners here. Mola and Louis and

:15:09.:15:17.

Murray are there and Tom Bishop, who is a completely different athlete in

:15:18.:15:20.

the last 12 months. He has grown in confidence and his performance is

:15:21.:15:23.

getting better and better. Tom Bishop having a pretty

:15:24.:15:36.

outstanding 2017 season. Running shoes are lined up and they are

:15:37.:15:42.

waiting for their owners to arrive. Not much space between them. The

:15:43.:15:50.

Israeli athlete is having the time of his life out here, Sagiv. He

:15:51.:15:57.

wants to be the first man in. Mario Mola has kept himself in contention

:15:58.:16:03.

as well. They are in front of City Hall in Hamburg. Call up, fasten

:16:04.:16:08.

your seat belts, this be interesting. A few bits of equipment

:16:09.:16:17.

scattered along the way as a group of 30 plus men arrived with their

:16:18.:16:21.

bikes, filing off East and west across the transition area. Sissons,

:16:22.:16:29.

Denteneer of Germany, Van Der Stel, Schumann, they are on their way.

:16:30.:16:34.

Quick transition is required. One or two getting left behind. One or two

:16:35.:16:38.

struggling. Tom Bishop didn't have the best transition. He lost 20

:16:39.:16:42.

places, Tom Bishop, coming out in 24th position. One or two wet suits

:16:43.:16:52.

not looking completely installed within those boxes. What happened to

:16:53.:16:58.

Tom Bishop? If I was his coach, I would wonder what happened because

:16:59.:17:02.

he was in a good position for the whole 20 kilometre ride. Maybe he

:17:03.:17:07.

has caught up and someone rode in front of him. For being in such a

:17:08.:17:13.

good position, he is one of the last athletes going out onto the run. It

:17:14.:17:19.

is a little bit frustrating. Mario Mola, the fastest over five

:17:20.:17:25.

kilometres here in Hamburg. 13 minutes and 55 seconds in 2015.

:17:26.:17:36.

Silva and MacDonald near the back of the field. Now they are starting to

:17:37.:17:41.

sort themselves out. Two lapse of 2.5 kilometres each. Birtwhistle of

:17:42.:17:54.

Australia is the first to rise at the front. Look at the speed of Mola

:17:55.:18:01.

across the tarmac. Schoeman, three or four paces back. Nieschlag giving

:18:02.:18:07.

the home crowd something to get involved with here. He's in the

:18:08.:18:13.

first group of about six guys. They have come out of transition all guns

:18:14.:18:19.

blazing. It will be interesting to see what the first kilometre split

:18:20.:18:24.

is, we won't know what it is. Mola running side-by-side with Jacob

:18:25.:18:27.

Birtwhistle, a former under 23 world Champion for 2015. He got third in

:18:28.:18:33.

the super League triathlon held on Hamilton Island in April. Jacob

:18:34.:18:41.

Birtwhistle, I think, is growing in confidence. Young athlete,

:18:42.:18:43.

relatively unexperienced, but growing in confidence.

:18:44.:18:52.

We have got a group of four. It includes the World Champion, the man

:18:53.:18:58.

who has had success twice already this season over full distance on

:18:59.:19:03.

the Gold Coast, over Sprint extends in Yokohama. Mario Mola, winner of

:19:04.:19:10.

this race last year. Fernando Alarza is out of the race today, in third.

:19:11.:19:16.

The same 1-2 as it was as vague crossed the finish a year ago.

:19:17.:19:24.

Mola's winning time a year ago, 52 minutes and 19 seconds. They have

:19:25.:19:30.

come flying out of transition, and I expect to see one or two athlete run

:19:31.:19:34.

themselves back up, hopefully that will be Tom Bishop as well. There

:19:35.:19:42.

will also be a couple of athletes that will drop off, because the pace

:19:43.:19:44.

is absolutely ferocious at this stage. Vincent Luis comes up to

:19:45.:19:50.

stake his claim at the front. Meanwhile, Fernando Alarza is

:19:51.:20:00.

checking his WhatsApp. He has his left wrist bandaged, left elbow

:20:01.:20:05.

bandaged, left knee bandaged. Mario Mola is trying to outsprint them in

:20:06.:20:11.

the first lap. Gomez hasn't given up either, running himself into third.

:20:12.:20:16.

Gomez, one of the older athletes on the circuit, didn't have such a

:20:17.:20:23.

great race early on in the season in Yokohama. He is not giving up in

:20:24.:20:27.

Hamburg, because he is in a podium position with Jacob Birtwhistle from

:20:28.:20:35.

Australia. 3.5 kilometres to run. Mola has moved clear, but he will

:20:36.:20:41.

know that Javier Gomez Noya is looming large. The 34-year-old

:20:42.:20:47.

Spaniard, multi-World Champion, Olympics or the medallist in 2012 in

:20:48.:20:52.

Hyde Park. He is up to second, having kept out of trouble on the

:20:53.:20:56.

bike. Jacob Birtwhistle, last year's runner-up in third. Ryan Sissons of

:20:57.:21:03.

New Zealand is in fourth. Nieschlag has disappeared from the contenders

:21:04.:21:07.

at the front. Vincent Luis is up into fifth. Mola pushing hard. 3.6

:21:08.:21:13.

kilometres to run. A glance behind. You can see the red and blue of his

:21:14.:21:18.

con patriotic, Javier Gomez Noya the Sissons next, and Birtwhistle.

:21:19.:21:22.

Birtwhistle seems to be struggling at the moment. Great to see Gomez

:21:23.:21:29.

back up there. He just doesn't give in. He is such a champion. He is one

:21:30.:21:34.

of the most successful athletes we have ever seen on the world

:21:35.:21:39.

Traveller Flom series. Not the most successful -- World Triathlon

:21:40.:21:44.

Series. He doesn't have an Olympic medal, but it will be tough for him

:21:45.:21:48.

now at his age. Last year, we wondered if we would see him racing

:21:49.:21:52.

this year, but he is very much here at the moment in the top three in

:21:53.:21:56.

Hamburg. Schoeman has dropped off the pace as well. No sign of any of

:21:57.:22:02.

the British boys as well. Tom Bishop was our main contender, but he had a

:22:03.:22:07.

poor transition, and found himself way off the pace. Mario Mola is

:22:08.:22:12.

taking this on and tearing it up. Brilliant running from the Spaniard.

:22:13.:22:16.

It really is. He is such a compact athlete as well. He is very light.

:22:17.:22:20.

You would think that would affect him on the swing. He bikes well now,

:22:21.:22:26.

but when he comes down to the run, he is liked and he flies on the run.

:22:27.:22:31.

He carries less than the other athletes, and I think that makes him

:22:32.:22:34.

an incredibly efficient runner in triathlon. Mola from Parma in

:22:35.:22:44.

Majorca. Javier Gomez from the north-west of Spain. Ryan Sissons

:22:45.:22:50.

from New Zealand, that is the one, two, three. Jacob Birtwhistle is

:22:51.:22:53.

fourth. Vincent Luis is next, trying to move up a place or two. Vincent

:22:54.:22:59.

Luis has enjoyed success in the past. He won this race in 2015, head

:23:00.:23:08.

of Gomez and Mola. That was the one, two, three two years ago. Mola is

:23:09.:23:15.

not letting up. He wants the race won within the first lap. He is

:23:16.:23:19.

taking the bell. Richard Murray is starting to stake a claim. The end

:23:20.:23:26.

of the first lap, Mola takes the bell. He is seven seconds clear of

:23:27.:23:36.

his team-mate, Richard Murray looking like he has a chance here

:23:37.:23:42.

today. Further down the road, Tom Bishop appears. Only 2.5 kilometres

:23:43.:23:51.

to go. Some athletes need a couple of: that is to get warmed up. Tom

:23:52.:23:55.

Bishop has given himself a lot of work to do. I expect to see him

:23:56.:24:00.

finished only. Richard Murray running himself into the race. It is

:24:01.:24:05.

an arch to get off the bike and fly, and that is what Mola has done.

:24:06.:24:09.

Gomez has run himself into second place. Looks like he is pulling away

:24:10.:24:15.

from Ryan Sissons, the Kiwi originally born in Zimbabwe. The

:24:16.:24:23.

silver medallist in the under 23 championships in 2010. We haven't

:24:24.:24:28.

seen him achieve a great deal as yet in the World Triathlon Series. The

:24:29.:24:34.

two Spaniards, Mola and Gomez. Further down the field, the

:24:35.:24:42.

Frenchman, Vincent Luis. A couple of his team-mates just

:24:43.:24:47.

behind him. Out in front with a lead of ten seconds or more, Mario Mola,

:24:48.:24:58.

the World Champion from 2016, 27 years old now, Mario. Winner of the

:24:59.:25:01.

Gold Coast and Yokohama already this season. Nine World Triathlon Series

:25:02.:25:09.

wins out of 51 starts. 20 World Triathlon Series podiums. He has

:25:10.:25:15.

been one of the great runners since the World Triathlon Series developed

:25:16.:25:19.

into its current form. Watch out for Richard Murray. He is one of the

:25:20.:25:24.

stronger runners. A South African wearing the same white visor as

:25:25.:25:30.

Mario Mola, training partners. He knows his time, he knows there are

:25:31.:25:34.

enough metres underfoot remaining in the race for him to get a foot on

:25:35.:25:39.

the podium. 1.7 kilometres left to run. Mola first, Gomez second. Then

:25:40.:25:48.

Sissons, and then Murray. Murray is closing with every step. What is

:25:49.:25:54.

great to see about Gomez is the hunger is still very much,

:25:55.:25:59.

obviously, there. We are seeing it in the tennis with Roger Federer,

:26:00.:26:03.

Venus Williams, athlete in their 30s, with the desire to be

:26:04.:26:06.

successful and win races. It is great to see that Mola is in a class

:26:07.:26:13.

of his own, but Gomez is giving it to the rest of the athletes. I

:26:14.:26:16.

wouldn't give up on Richard Murray either. He is a real champion. When

:26:17.:26:21.

he gets the bit between his teeth. Gomez and Sissons are in third and

:26:22.:26:29.

second place. Less than 1500 metres left to run from Mario Mola. What an

:26:30.:26:36.

intelligent race he has run here this afternoon. He swam well. On the

:26:37.:26:43.

bike, he was up at the front for the majority of the 21 kilometre ride.

:26:44.:26:50.

His transition to T1 and T2 was smooth, neat and tidy on both

:26:51.:26:55.

occasions. Kicked away at the start, managed to find his way to the front

:26:56.:27:00.

of the field in double quick time. An extra burst of energy from Mario

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Mola, and no one can go with him. Gomez and Sissons fighting off

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Richard Murray, who continues to put pressure on them from behind. Mola

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is maybe 20 seconds clear of Gomez now. He could jog home. Five

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kilometres is Sprint distance. He hasn't even run four kilometres. He

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is that far ahead, he could jog home. It is phenomenal running. His

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coach and him have been smart this year, picking races wisely. Murray,

:27:38.:27:41.

his training partner there in fourth. At the moment, it will be

:27:42.:27:47.

tough for him to get back with Gomez and Sissons. Sissons is the one

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glancing over his shoulder, aware of the danger of Murray.

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Inside the final kilometre. Mario Mola is all alone on the streets of

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Hamburg. Not the smartest of running, his style is light, smooth

:28:13.:28:17.

and effective with the arms. Let's not criticise, because at the

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moment, he is streets ahead of the rest of them. I am not sure Murray

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will get too much closer to Gomez and Sissons.

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750 metres left to run. Will it be a Spanish 1- to hear? Or will Sissons

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be able to as they battle it out for second.

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Battling hard to get in amongst the podium places, but so far, the

:28:53.:29:00.

damage is minimal. Gomez is staring at the back of Sissons. Sissons

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takes it on in his bid to secure second place. Ryan Sissons of New

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Zealand. It looks like Murray is about to be

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swallowed up by Jacob Birtwhistle. Jacob Birtwhistle hasn't given up

:29:19.:29:23.

either. He is looking to see if he has a final sprint. Gomez has

:29:24.:29:27.

dropped off the back of Sissons. Birtwhistle could be a threat to

:29:28.:29:32.

Gomez. Birtwhistle has found something from somewhere. He is

:29:33.:29:38.

moving it up, and he is hot on the heels of Gomez now. 29-year-old Ryan

:29:39.:29:42.

Sissons has taken second place outright. First place has been with

:29:43.:29:50.

Mola for a while. He is on the last 300 metre stretch now. I glanced

:29:51.:29:55.

over his left shoulder. No one posing any sort of threat to Mario

:29:56.:29:59.

Mola as he looks for his third win of the season. He won around two

:30:00.:30:04.

over the Sprint distance on the Gold Coast. He won again in Yokohama over

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the full distance. Sissons has got company in second. It looks like

:30:11.:30:14.

being a breathtaking finish from Jacob Birtwhistle, looking for a

:30:15.:30:15.

repeat of last year's 1-2. Mola wins in Hamburg! And now he

:30:16.:30:36.

will look down the road to see Jacob Birtwhistle finish second, as he did

:30:37.:30:40.

a year ago. Third placed to Ryan Sissons of New Zealand, as Vincent

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Luis comes to take fourth, with Gomez put down to fifth. Richard

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Murray just ran out of steam in the latter stages. Tom Bishop is

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battling it out for one of the minor places. He will be the first of the

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British contingent to finish, but it is a disappointing 12th place for

:31:10.:31:14.

him after a poor T2. His transition let him down. He looks so relaxed.

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Mola's third win of the season, and it looked like he had energy to

:31:30.:31:36.

spare. I felt really good today since the beginning of the race. I

:31:37.:31:40.

swam pretty good and was able to stay close to the front in order to

:31:41.:31:46.

avoid possible crashes. I hope Fernando is OK. But I felt really

:31:47.:31:51.

good on the run. I have not heard about times, but what matters is the

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end result. You had a bit of a break and have come back superbly today.

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How important is it to manage your season to decide which events to

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compete in? It is a very important thing in order to be able to race

:32:09.:32:17.

well. It is a long year. I have raced four races with so many hours

:32:18.:32:21.

on a plane and jet lag. So I thought I had to have rest and I have been

:32:22.:32:27.

at altitude in the French Pyrenees. So it seems that worked. Well done.

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This was Birtwistle's finish. He said an extra gear. Second two years

:32:41.:32:50.

in a row, Jacob from Australia. Jacob, how did you find the energy

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for that final sprint? You looked to have no chance of a podium at one

:32:55.:33:00.

point. I don't know, really. I have always got that little something

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there, I guess from my history as a runner before making the switch to

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triathlon. I would rather not put myself in a position to have to

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chase like that in the last 500 metres, but when it comes to days

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like today, I am glad it is there. And what is it bad Hamburg that

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agrees with you? It is two silvers in a row. Yeah, I love Hamburg. It

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is hands down my favourite race on the circuit. The crowds are amazing,

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the course is fantastic. And I have had a couple of good performances

:33:31.:33:35.

here as well. Really happy to be back. Hopefully, it continues. Ryan,

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they say life begins at 30. You are not quite 30 but you must be

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delighted to get on a WTF podium for the first time. I couldn't be

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happier. This is one of my favourite races and I have wanted to get on

:33:54.:33:56.

the podium. I felt good today and I just believed in myself. I had a

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pretty good season so far and I am just so happy. Do you think you are

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racing as you have -- as well as you have at any point in your career?

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Definitely better. I have always trained well, I have just struggled

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to put it together in the race. It has taken a while to figure that

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out. But I am super happy to figure it out now. It has not been an easy

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few years, but I couldn't be happier. Second year in a row that

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Mario Mola has taken top honours in Hamburg. He wins for the second year

:34:35.:34:41.

in succession. Mario Mola just looked so strong at

:34:42.:35:14.

the end of that race and throughout the whole race. Definitely.

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He pledged that really well. He kept himself near the front all the time,

:35:20.:35:28.

but not doing too much work. He moved away effortlessly. He looked

:35:29.:35:33.

at the end like he could do another one. He is an absolute class act and

:35:34.:35:37.

it showed what he is planning on for the rest of the season. We saw a

:35:38.:35:42.

crash in the women's race which was pretty nasty, and another crash in

:35:43.:35:49.

this race, with a man out because of that. It was difficult to see what

:35:50.:35:53.

happened. The Hungarian athletes seemed to swerve into him. It could

:35:54.:36:00.

be that he hit a bump in the carpet at the wrong angle. He seemed fine.

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Took about Jacob Birtwhistle. He did well. He is an up-and-coming star.

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He is the training partner of Mario Mola. He is a very good runner. He

:36:24.:36:29.

still has a lot to learn on the World Series level, that in future

:36:30.:36:33.

years, Jack will be one of the main contenders. It must be interesting

:36:34.:36:39.

when you are running partner and you are close to them as well. Yeah,

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it's different. But they are another competitor on the day. Bishop had a

:36:53.:37:01.

problem in T2. I am not sure what happened. It was a hectic

:37:02.:37:07.

transition. The whole field came in together, and that often causes

:37:08.:37:09.

problems with people crossing over each other. You get people tripping

:37:10.:37:14.

over your bikes and he probably got caught up. We mentioned the

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Commonwealth, and nothing changed. So it wasn't a good story for the

:37:19.:37:23.

Brits. Similar story for the British women. None of the British men

:37:24.:37:28.

qualified for the Commonwealth. A disappointing day for the Brits. The

:37:29.:37:34.

boys were quite far down the list. The action does not end in Hamburg.

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We go now to one of my favourite races. Have a look at this.

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Mixed relay. Those who don't know how it works, set it up for us.

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Their former para athletes, two men and two women and against female,

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male, female, mail, so you always have a male anchor. That is the last

:38:20.:38:27.

person to go. It is fast and furious. It is raced over a 300

:38:28.:38:32.

metres swim, eight kilometre bike and 1500m run. Distances vary

:38:33.:38:37.

depending on the course. And it's the only time that as triathletes,

:38:38.:38:41.

we get to really compete as a team. So everyone gets up for it and

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enjoys it. Tell us about team tactics. Are there particular ways

:38:49.:38:52.

to play your strongest athlete? Classically, people put their

:38:53.:38:55.

strongest male on the last leg and always start with the female who is

:38:56.:38:59.

the strongest swimmer. But you see a view team is trialling different

:39:00.:39:03.

things. Coming closer to the Olympics, now that it is an Olympic

:39:04.:39:06.

event, you will see people playing around with it more and trying

:39:07.:39:11.

different tactics. Maybe some surprise tactics to get the

:39:12.:39:15.

advantage. The good news for amateur athletes like me is that they have

:39:16.:39:22.

started putting on races for us as well. It is a great way to get

:39:23.:39:26.

involved in the sport. You really see the fun side of triathlon. It is

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normally a gruelling event, but with the shorter distance and the fact

:39:31.:39:34.

that it is a team event, it is more accessible. We know the mixed relay

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championships will be in Nottingham on September the 2nd, live on BBC

:39:39.:39:44.

Two at 2:15 p:m.. Will you be there? I would love to be there. I will be

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representing Leeds, which is where I train. There will be a team from

:39:49.:39:53.

Cardiff and Loughborough. So that will be brilliant, plus a few

:39:54.:39:57.

international teams from Australia, Germany, America. Lots to look

:39:58.:40:01.

forward to in Hamburg. Which teams would you be looking out for? The

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hot favourites are the Australians. They have a really strong team going

:40:06.:40:10.

forward. The French are always really good. There will be a few

:40:11.:40:14.

surprises. There always are. The Canadians are putting out a fresh

:40:15.:40:20.

team. And you always have to keep an eye out for Great Britain. We have a

:40:21.:40:24.

good team. We are missing some of our strongest athletes, but we are

:40:25.:40:29.

still a force to be reckoned with. I know you will join the commentary on

:40:30.:40:31.

this one. Let's see what happens. COMMENTATOR: This is the course that

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they will race. Two loops of 3.5 ks, the same circuit they raced in the

:40:46.:40:48.

elite competition yesterday to bring them up to a total of seven ks. As

:40:49.:40:56.

they hang up their bikes, they will head out for a mile run, 1.6

:40:57.:41:03.

kilometres. It is swim, bike, run for each competitor before they hand

:41:04.:41:10.

over to their next team-mate. Swim, bike, run four times and the fastest

:41:11.:41:14.

team home takes the title as world champions for 2017. Here are the

:41:15.:41:20.

teams. How do you see this working out? It

:41:21.:42:03.

depends on how the athletes who raced yesterday feel today. The

:42:04.:42:08.

distances are so different. You have the standard distance and then the

:42:09.:42:12.

sprint, which is tough, but this is super-tough. Some of the athletes

:42:13.:42:16.

will be more equipped to deal with this than others. In triathlon

:42:17.:42:26.

terms, it is a flat-out sprint. The 2017 ITU triathlon mixed relay World

:42:27.:42:31.

Championships, here in Hamburg. And they are under way. 21 teams taking

:42:32.:42:39.

part. A 300 metre swim followed by a seven K bike and then a 1.6

:42:40.:42:45.

kilometre run to conclude. Four athletes per team. This is one of

:42:46.:42:50.

the most exciting events of the year on the ITU calendar. Sophie Coldwell

:42:51.:42:57.

is off to a great start, number seven. She is one of the fastest

:42:58.:43:00.

swimmers we have over 50 metres across the whole squad, men and

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women, so I am not surprised to see her leading out of that. She is

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closely followed by Lopez of Brazil, who led the swim out yesterday. She

:43:13.:43:23.

is quite a young Brazilian. Seeing that start is so dramatic. I don't

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think there is any other sport that you see such a dramatic start to a

:43:28.:43:31.

race. The start here is easier than yesterday. There were 60 athletes on

:43:32.:43:36.

the touchline. Just 21 here, which makes it a bit easier because it is

:43:37.:43:40.

a real bunfights sometimes. Definitely easier when there are

:43:41.:43:45.

less people, but then it is so close to that first turn. That is where

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the congestion comes in and you get knocked around a little bit. They

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are approaching the end of the first swim. Look at the support again in

:43:55.:44:06.

Hamburg. They are out in their thousands to watch this event. You

:44:07.:44:12.

can see McShane is further back in tenth position, about halfway down

:44:13.:44:19.

the field. She is holding her own, but a lot can happen in transition.

:44:20.:44:23.

This is where you can see splits happen. Here we come to the end of

:44:24.:44:30.

the first swim, starting to prepare for the transition by unzipping wet

:44:31.:44:33.

suits, removing swim caps and goggles.

:44:34.:44:52.

All of the first 20 teams out of the water within 15 seconds of each

:44:53.:45:01.

other. Kasper in transition. I don't think we can discount the South

:45:02.:45:06.

African team that got silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The

:45:07.:45:14.

Germans away. They got a podium place in the individual women's

:45:15.:45:19.

competition yesterday, and they will be encouraged by early signs here.

:45:20.:45:25.

They certainly will be. The Germans have done well. They won the World

:45:26.:45:30.

Championships back in 2013. There is pressure when you race on home soil,

:45:31.:45:35.

but that is positive pressure. The athletes coming around the bend,

:45:36.:45:40.

getting their shoes on. The roads will be wet, they had to take

:45:41.:45:43.

careful, especially when you hit the paint markings on the road.

:45:44.:45:49.

Definitely. White lines, any grids or metal on the floor can be

:45:50.:45:55.

treacherous in wet conditions. There are cobbles here, and they add a new

:45:56.:46:00.

element of difficulty to a course in the rain. Narrowest part of the

:46:01.:46:13.

course again. Minds turn towards transition again. Neat and tidy on

:46:14.:46:17.

the way in and out is what they want. Sophie Coldwell has given

:46:18.:46:21.

Great Britain a really positive start here. One of the first out of

:46:22.:46:27.

the water. She has been up at the front of the field throughout the

:46:28.:46:33.

bike. 15 and a half minutes in, the first bike leg is about to conclude.

:46:34.:46:37.

All the triathletes will hang up their bikes and run 1.6 kilometres,

:46:38.:46:46.

a mile. The Germans are celebrating. Switzerland, USA, Brazil, France,

:46:47.:46:49.

Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain all in this

:46:50.:46:55.

group. On the right, the transition for Kirsten Kasper. She leads the

:46:56.:47:02.

transition, pushed along by Switzerland. Strong out by no more

:47:03.:47:10.

than three or four seconds. The good news is, Coldwell has absolutely

:47:11.:47:16.

nailed it and leads them out. Switzerland had a good run

:47:17.:47:22.

yesterday, those three will possibly hand over, although McShane will

:47:23.:47:27.

come through strongly, I'm sure. A bit of a collision between McShane

:47:28.:47:35.

and France, avoiding any serious damage. It will be culled well

:47:36.:47:44.

passing on to Gordon Benson for his swim - bike run. Kasper will tag Ben

:47:45.:47:50.

Kanute for his run. The Australians will go to Matthew Hauser, a

:47:51.:47:55.

brilliant swimmer, as he proved yesterday. Switzerland in the hands

:47:56.:48:04.

of Yolande Annan will pass on to as Kasper almost goes down. A clipping

:48:05.:48:07.

of heels. Let's look at that. Kirsten might have run into the back

:48:08.:48:15.

there. You can Sato has decided she wants to be first into transition

:48:16.:48:19.

for the changeover. And has put a little injection of pace in here.

:48:20.:48:24.

Good running from the Japanese. It would be great to see Japan do well

:48:25.:48:28.

today. They have never made the podium, and they are such a strong

:48:29.:48:32.

team, with a strong presence in the World Series. Look at the smile on

:48:33.:48:40.

the face there. There was a little trip for the next man out of

:48:41.:48:45.

transition as the changeover is come and go in quick succession, some in

:48:46.:48:50.

wet suits, some choosing not to wear wet suits. Down at the water, second

:48:51.:48:56.

triathlete way is the Japanese. Then, six or seven guys together

:48:57.:48:59.

leaping and getting into the water as they tried to close down the

:49:00.:49:08.

leader. Gordon Benson was just a long the back. Hauser might have

:49:09.:49:22.

another storm of a leg. This is the entrance to the water. That was a

:49:23.:49:29.

terrible dive! 0.0 four style marks there. All that lead he was given by

:49:30.:49:35.

Sato was lost because he slipped and did a belly flop. Approaching the

:49:36.:49:40.

end of swim number two. When they emerge, we will see who is still in

:49:41.:49:45.

contention. They will have sorted themselves out a bit on the turn. We

:49:46.:49:49.

will hope Gordon Benson has managed to keep tabs on the leaders and not

:49:50.:49:54.

let himself get too far removed. Hauser is in a league of his own

:49:55.:49:59.

come out of the water in first position. Ben Kanute from the United

:50:00.:50:02.

States of America in second. Then, they come thick and fast, Australia

:50:03.:50:07.

first, then the United States, Ben Kanute. Followed by the South

:50:08.:50:11.

Africans with Henri Schoeman. He is a strong swimmer. Switzerland,

:50:12.:50:19.

Japan, France. Gordon Benson is top of your screen, just arriving in

:50:20.:50:24.

transition now, looking for his bike. Gordon needs to make sure he

:50:25.:50:28.

has a clean and fast transition, not falling off the back of the front

:50:29.:50:31.

group, seven seconds isn't far. But at the end of the day, if they get

:50:32.:50:36.

out quicker than him, he might struggle to get into that group. At

:50:37.:50:39.

this point, Great Britain need to stay in contention. The Australian

:50:40.:50:47.

Matthew Hauser, good swimmer, but now on his weaker discipline on the

:50:48.:50:52.

bike. He tries to get his foot in the right shoe. The others are

:50:53.:50:56.

already set and powering past him. We will see different tactics on the

:50:57.:51:02.

bikes to the women's first leg. The guys in general will take a view

:51:03.:51:08.

more risks. Yeah, definitely they will. Kanute went out of transition

:51:09.:51:12.

really hard, motoring away. He wants to break away and get clear. Coninx

:51:13.:51:19.

is a strong cyclist. France will be strong and big contenders today,

:51:20.:51:23.

especially if the split happens. At the moment, I can't see houses

:51:24.:51:27.

closing that down if these two are committed. Struggle to get his foot

:51:28.:51:32.

anywhere near his bike shoe. This was Hauser in transition, stepping

:51:33.:51:38.

out of his wet suit, found the box, picked up his bike and away he went.

:51:39.:51:43.

Things went downhill after that, brilliant swimmer, no doubt about

:51:44.:51:51.

it. Ben Kanute takes it up again, once more for the United States of

:51:52.:51:58.

America. He has Matthew Mcelroy running the anchor leg for the USA.

:51:59.:52:05.

Do you see Michael Wood's as the weak link? They have but there we

:52:06.:52:09.

click on the last leg is tactical, which is why Kanute has gone out so

:52:10.:52:14.

hard, I think. Their aim here is to get Kanute with an advantage, and

:52:15.:52:20.

the rest of the teams will chase down Mcelroy. It will be an

:52:21.:52:24.

interesting finish. Now they prepare for the transition from bike to run.

:52:25.:52:30.

They have 160 metres left to go. The dismount line approaching, onto the

:52:31.:52:35.

carpet. They had to hit this on the money, and that was close for the

:52:36.:52:39.

American. Coninx and Kanute into transition, looking for their slot.

:52:40.:52:45.

They will park the bikes, leave their cycle helmets behind, running

:52:46.:52:52.

shoes on. A mile to run. Smooth for the American. Coninx with him as

:52:53.:52:56.

well. They arrived together and leave pretty much together. Now the

:52:57.:53:01.

chasers come in. Gordon Benson arrives in transition. Needs to be

:53:02.:53:08.

quick. Some have been and gone by the time Benson emerges from

:53:09.:53:11.

transition, particularly fast from the Swiss, in and out of transition

:53:12.:53:19.

in a flash. Let's hope that Benson can find a little bit of track speed

:53:20.:53:23.

that he had as a junior, because he will have to work hard. He was off

:53:24.:53:27.

the pace of the main group on the run. Not the best transition.

:53:28.:53:30.

Interestingly, Hauser was at the back with him as well. Ben Kanute's

:53:31.:53:39.

transition, didn't panic or rush, but got it done. Coninx stretching

:53:40.:53:44.

Kanute, a burst of energy from the Frenchman, taking outright

:53:45.:53:48.

leadership of this race as Kanute starts to rock and roll from side to

:53:49.:53:52.

side in a desperate attempt to stay on the shoulder of Dorian Coninx.

:53:53.:53:56.

But at the moment, the Frenchman has the measure of the American. Waiting

:53:57.:54:02.

is potentially France's weak link, Emily Mori will take the changeover

:54:03.:54:09.

shortly. She is at the end of this stretch of blue carpet. She will

:54:10.:54:16.

take over from Dorian Coninx, who has performed brilliantly so far.

:54:17.:54:21.

Next up, Katie Zaferes takes the change from Ben Kanute and sprints

:54:22.:54:25.

out of transition. Belgium next, then South Africa, the Australians

:54:26.:54:29.

had over will I think this could be interesting

:54:30.:54:48.

for the USA. Katie could extend the lead. It looks like the French girl

:54:49.:54:54.

is having a good swim here as well. We will see if these two can work

:54:55.:54:59.

together and maybe have a similar situation to Kanute and Coninx.

:55:00.:55:08.

Elegant style. To further raise leads to the United States of

:55:09.:55:16.

America. The fear is kicks away and will potentially emerge ahead of the

:55:17.:55:21.

rest of the competition. It is worth minding ourselves at this stage that

:55:22.:55:25.

potentially the USA's weakest link is therefore triathlete today,

:55:26.:55:30.

Matthew Mcelroy. The French have Vincent Luis, who has been a win of

:55:31.:55:34.

World Triathlon Series level in the past. How are the chase group

:55:35.:55:40.

getting on? Within this pack, we hope to find Lucy Hall. That is Lucy

:55:41.:55:44.

on the front, I think with the pink sleeves. She has made her way up and

:55:45.:55:49.

started closing the gap on the front two. Great news was. Lucy is strong

:55:50.:55:54.

and confident on the bike map and can hopefully get this group working

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well and close the deficit to the leaders. Mourier for France first

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into the water, but emerges second. Lucy Hall leads the chase group out,

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and a group of five will arrive similarly timed into transition. 19

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seconds off the pace of Katie Zaferes at this stage. Let's see how

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Katie Zaferes deals with her transition here. Steps out of the

:56:23.:56:25.

wet suit, multi tasks by clipping on the helmet at the same time. Mourier

:56:26.:56:31.

of France has made a good transition as well. Picks up her bike and

:56:32.:56:36.

exits. As she exits, the next group will enter transition. On the right,

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you can see the union flag of Lucy Hall and she has made a good

:56:42.:56:45.

transition. She is in and out in double quick time, rapid-fire

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transition for Lucy Hall. First of the chase group to leave. Lucy is

:56:50.:56:54.

such a strong cyclist, she is brave, technically she is good. She might

:56:55.:56:59.

need time on the mile run because he does lose a bit of time on the run.

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Interesting to see how Katie Zaferes goes. She admits to herself not

:57:04.:57:11.

being the strongest cyclist, particularly technically as well.

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She was impressive in Yokohama, and all the girls in the group said how

:57:15.:57:18.

impressed they were with her. Katie has made an effort on that. Now we

:57:19.:57:22.

go to the chasing group, and it is Lucy Hall at the front. She is

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taking the initiative here, and just in conversation with Switzerland, I

:57:30.:57:33.

think? It is Canada. Canada in second position, team Canada were

:57:34.:57:38.

presented by Joanna Brown. Katie Zaferes is through. The gap is

:57:39.:57:45.

already up to 15 seconds. Mourier has gone backwards and joined in

:57:46.:57:49.

with the Lucy Hall group, which includes the Canadian, the Dutch as

:57:50.:57:57.

well. The difference is 21 seconds. 21 seconds between Katie Zaferes and

:57:58.:58:01.

this next group of four. This was the moment when Mourier of France

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joined in with the chase group. Katie Zaferes is riding quite

:58:09.:58:11.

carefully. Quite upright going into the bends. She doesn't get down low.

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She is probably cautious of the circuit today, but she is

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notoriously not known as not the strongest, but she has been working

:58:22.:58:26.

on it. The bike is almost done the Katie Zaferes. You can see the gap.

:58:27.:58:31.

They are on the same camera shot now. Lucy Hall reaching down to

:58:32.:58:35.

remove her feet from the shoes. Meanwhile, Katie Zaferes as they

:58:36.:58:39.

stumble at the dismount line. That was very poor. That has given Lucy

:58:40.:58:44.

Hall and her group an extra couple of seconds, 56 minutes and 37

:58:45.:58:49.

seconds to this stage in the mixed relay. Katie Zaferes arrives at her

:58:50.:58:55.

stand. Running shoes on. She has left her bike helmet behind, and

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away she goes. But the chasers are just 15 seconds off the pace. The

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Netherlands, Canada is Lucy Hall of Great Britain. We are with Lucy Hall

:59:05.:59:10.

now. Shoes on. Meanwhile, she's been rather outdone in transition by the

:59:11.:59:16.

Canadian and the Dutch athlete. She will have to chase them down now.

:59:17.:59:20.

Lucy Hall away in fourth position at this stage. What is interesting for

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Great Britain at the minute is that the two teams just ahead of Lucy,

:59:28.:59:33.

the Netherlands and Canada, their anchor legs aren't the most

:59:34.:59:45.

established athletes. Van Egdom is strong on the bike, but I am not

:59:46.:59:49.

sure about his run ability. It is not notorious, that's for sure. We

:59:50.:59:55.

need Lucy Hall to hang on and do what we have seen the boys do in the

:59:56.:00:00.

last 200-300 metres, run it like a sprint race. Lucy needs to hang on

:00:01.:00:03.

as much as she can to these athletes. As you said, you are

:00:04.:00:10.

right, the Canadian fourth leg and the Netherlands fourth leg isn't

:00:11.:00:13.

that strong. Tom Bishop will race really well over this shorter

:00:14.:00:18.

distance. An hour, two minutes and five seconds as they reach exchange

:00:19.:00:22.

number three. Katie Zaferes will pass over right here to Matthew

:00:23.:00:29.

Mcelroy. He is the last triathlete in the competition today for the

:00:30.:00:30.

United States of America. Zaferes he has been handed a

:00:31.:00:42.

handsome lead as he sets out for his swim. Back down Waterside, McIlroy

:00:43.:00:54.

is a way for his 300 metre swim. It will be interesting to see how well

:00:55.:01:11.

Mcelroy swims. Jorik Van Egdom is in the water for the Netherlands,

:01:12.:01:15.

swimming, biking and running the final leg for them as beep Abdul

:01:16.:01:19.

alongside the current leader for the United States of America, Matthew

:01:20.:01:29.

Mcelroy. Meanwhile, we hook up with Tom Bishop, who is in the water and

:01:30.:01:33.

on his way as he tries to close the gap out to the leaders. Mcelroy has

:01:34.:01:40.

been caught by Alexey LePage, the Canadian. The gap is to the

:01:41.:01:49.

Dutchman, Jorik Van Egdom. And next to appear should be Tom Bishop

:01:50.:01:58.

alongside Jacob Birtwistle. The first man out of the water should be

:01:59.:02:02.

Matthew Mcelroy. He was handed a comfortable lead by Katie Zeferes,

:02:03.:02:09.

but we will keep an eye on how it unfolds here. It looks as if Alexis

:02:10.:02:14.

LePage has moved into first position ahead of Matthew Mcelroy, so it is

:02:15.:02:19.

all -- and all North American affair a. Matthew Mcelroy slightly shaky on

:02:20.:02:27.

his feet as he came out onto dry land. The Canadian team are leading

:02:28.:02:39.

the World Championship relay here. We will see LePage and Mcelroy in

:02:40.:02:47.

transition. These two will want to get as much time as they can on the

:02:48.:02:51.

group coming up behind them. I don't think Alexis is the strongest

:02:52.:02:55.

cyclist, so Tom and Dick will be hunting them down. --, and Jake.

:02:56.:03:05.

Wide open here. Bishop is in transition. He is on the right of

:03:06.:03:13.

screen. We will now watch Bishop in transition. Pretty sharp so far.

:03:14.:03:17.

Kicks away his wet suit. He has to remember to put it in the white box.

:03:18.:03:21.

He has remembered to do that. He will be ahead of Jacob Birtwhistle,

:03:22.:03:29.

fractionally. Out on lap one now on the bike. Oh, LePage goes down! And

:03:30.:03:40.

he is back in the saddle quickly, but he has lost his chance to leave

:03:41.:03:45.

this race. It is the first casualty we have seen on the bike all day,

:03:46.:03:49.

which is surprising how wet the conditions have been. He recovered

:03:50.:03:57.

quickly from that, to be fair. But a shame, because that has maybe put

:03:58.:04:02.

Canada out of contention. It was the front wheel that went. 2.2

:04:03.:04:10.

kilometres from Matthew Mcelroy. He has worked exceptionally hard. He

:04:11.:04:14.

was with the Canadian for a while. Then Lepage went down and Mcelroy

:04:15.:04:18.

was left to battle for the majority of this second K ride on his own.

:04:19.:04:24.

And he is working doubly hard as the trio close in on Lepage. Those three

:04:25.:04:34.

will shortly become four. Bishop is easy to spot, with the huge tattoo

:04:35.:04:39.

on his left arm. Birtwistle was the runner-up yesterday in the

:04:40.:04:43.

individual competition. Lepage, who was with the leaders for so long,

:04:44.:04:47.

and Vanek of the Netherlands, about to catch Matthew Mcelroy of the

:04:48.:04:53.

United States of America with the last 750 metres of the bike. He

:04:54.:04:59.

glances to his left. He knows they are coming. The transition could be

:05:00.:05:04.

key. Who will be first to arrive, and more importantly, who will be

:05:05.:05:08.

first to strike from transition and set about eating up the ground on

:05:09.:05:13.

this one mile run, this 1.6 kilometre run that remains? He is

:05:14.:05:20.

waiting for them, isn't he? He keeps glancing over his shoulder. He knows

:05:21.:05:24.

they are coming and maybe here's hoping that when they go past, he

:05:25.:05:28.

can get into a good position so that coming into the transition, he is

:05:29.:05:36.

not at the back. Van Egdom is sensibly keeping his distance from

:05:37.:05:40.

the Canadian ahead of him as they head into the narrow stretch of the

:05:41.:05:44.

backstreets of Hamburg. Mcelroy's lead is just about over here as

:05:45.:05:50.

Birtwistle stands and pushes a big gear, with Bishop behind him. Then

:05:51.:05:54.

the Canadian Lepage and at the back, Van Egdom. By Glegg four is about to

:05:55.:06:04.

conclude. The medals will surely be decided within these five nations

:06:05.:06:07.

now as they prepare for the second transition. Birtwistle is about to

:06:08.:06:13.

arrive. Tom Bishop on the right of screen, looking for his place in

:06:14.:06:19.

transition. Lepage 's first to arrive. Mcelroy had the long-time

:06:20.:06:23.

leader for the United States of America. Tom had a bit of a

:06:24.:06:30.

collision with Alexis Lepage, and that has really cost him. That is

:06:31.:06:33.

why he is at the back of these three going out. Bishop is last to leave

:06:34.:06:45.

transition. Oh, it was a collision with the Dutch athlete, not Lepage.

:06:46.:06:51.

That is going to cost Bishop Daly. Lepage's race is run and Tom Bishop

:06:52.:06:58.

will shortly move past the Canadian and into fourth position. What we

:06:59.:07:04.

need here is project to come off the front of these two and stop pulling

:07:05.:07:09.

them around. That will give Tom a chance to get back up to them. But

:07:10.:07:13.

the Dutch athlete is really struggling here as well. It looks

:07:14.:07:18.

like it will be down to the two, Birtwistle of Australia and Mcelroy

:07:19.:07:22.

of the USA. Mcelroy is clearly a decent run over a mile. I think we

:07:23.:07:27.

have underestimated Mcelroy here. He has been really impressive

:07:28.:07:30.

throughout this race, definitely keeping the Americans in contention,

:07:31.:07:33.

although it is hard to see past Birtwistle for the win. He has a

:07:34.:07:39.

tremendous finish on him. He really digs deep and picks up over the last

:07:40.:07:44.

couple of hundred metres. Van Egdom is desperately trying to cling onto

:07:45.:07:48.

that bronze medal position as they run past some athletes who are

:07:49.:07:52.

further down the field. Van Egdom is in his final area of reserves as the

:07:53.:08:00.

pace quickened is at the front, Birtwistle trying to break Mcelroy.

:08:01.:08:03.

Mcelroy is not giving up on this gold medal for the USA. Great

:08:04.:08:08.

Britain still have an outside chance of a bronze here, depending on what

:08:09.:08:12.

happens to Van Egdom, who is currently holding third. Another

:08:13.:08:18.

kick on the turn from Birtwistle. Last 150 metres and this time it

:08:19.:08:21.

looks as if Birtwistle had the measure of Mcelroy. Mcelroy's last

:08:22.:08:29.

stand comes crashing down as Birtwistle reaches sprinting pace,

:08:30.:08:33.

and he is going to come home to win the gold medal for Australia. The

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Australians are the champions of the world in 2017! Mcelroy holds on to

:08:39.:08:45.

bring silver for the United States of America, and Van Egdom have held

:08:46.:08:49.

off the challenge of Bishop to hold bronze. Bishop brings home for the

:08:50.:08:54.

position for Great Britain. The medals are decided. Great Britain

:08:55.:08:58.

will not have one. Australia are the world champions. I love it here. I

:08:59.:09:06.

was happy with the race yesterday and obviously again today to come

:09:07.:09:14.

out with the guys. When the world champions was awesome. How tough was

:09:15.:09:17.

it on the bike and the run, trying to get in the medals? Being so low

:09:18.:09:23.

wasn't great, but I relied on my track speed in the last 200.

:09:24.:09:27.

Birtwistle came by and took the win, but this is my first mixed relay, so

:09:28.:09:32.

I was happy with the result. To have these three team-mates was amazing.

:09:33.:09:36.

We like to take risks. It was awesome. Beforehand, my legs were

:09:37.:09:45.

not feeling great after yesterday. Today, I wanted to show that I could

:09:46.:09:52.

actually swim. I am so proud of everyone. This was awesome.

:09:53.:10:00.

Confirmation of the final result. Gold to Australia. The USA take the

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silver. Bronze to the Netherlands. Mixed relay is always thrilling to

:10:03.:10:15.

watch. That didn't disappoint. You called it for the Australians and

:10:16.:10:20.

you were right, Non. It was hard to see past the Australians for the

:10:21.:10:24.

win. They have two podiums in the individual race in the shape of

:10:25.:10:30.

Ashleigh Gentle and Jacob Birtwhistle. Jake brought it home.

:10:31.:10:33.

He had a disadvantage to make up after Ashleigh Gentle's leg, but

:10:34.:10:37.

they worked well together and he outclassed everybody. The speed of

:10:38.:10:45.

that finish was amazing. It was very impressive, but we know that is what

:10:46.:10:49.

Jake is good at. He has shown it in lots of races before. You don't want

:10:50.:10:53.

to be in a sprint finish with him. Let's look at tactics. The Americans

:10:54.:10:58.

and the Dutch did completely different things. Yeah, the

:10:59.:11:03.

Americans put possibly their weakest athlete on the final leg, who is a

:11:04.:11:07.

bit of an unknown. But to be fair to Mcelroy, he really stepped up and

:11:08.:11:13.

produced a solid performance. He looked a bit like a rabbit in the

:11:14.:11:16.

headlights on the bike, but on the run, he stuck to take Birtwistle and

:11:17.:11:21.

had a really impressive run. The Dutch athlete said afterwards that

:11:22.:11:26.

they change the order of the last minute, so they went against what

:11:27.:11:31.

the coaches suggested and put Rachel Klamer on the third leg, and it paid

:11:32.:11:37.

off. It did. Tom Bishop - we know he had had a problem in T2 in his

:11:38.:11:42.

individual race and again, it went wrong all over the place. It was

:11:43.:11:46.

really unfortunate. He could have put in seven a better position going

:11:47.:11:50.

into transition to get off the bike. He was at the back of that group and

:11:51.:11:54.

you always want to be at the front, because it eliminates the chances of

:11:55.:11:58.

people running across you. That was what happened. The Dutch athlete ran

:11:59.:12:01.

across Tom, caught the front of his wheel. Tom lost his shoes, so you

:12:02.:12:07.

have to pick that up, and it cost him time. What do you think it cost

:12:08.:12:12.

the British team? I think it cost them the silver, unfortunately. He

:12:13.:12:16.

would have been up there with Jake, and Jake Wood possibly have

:12:17.:12:21.

outsprinted him, you never know. But Tom is a better athlete than

:12:22.:12:26.

Mcelroy. That is disappointing. There are still four races to go in

:12:27.:12:31.

this year's World Series. Next up is Edmonton in two weeks' time. Then

:12:32.:12:36.

Montreal and Stockholm, all building towards the grand final in Rotterdam

:12:37.:12:42.

in September. And there was more sports on the BBC today.

:12:43.:13:05.

We promised thrills and spills in Hamburg. We certainly have them. It

:13:06.:13:13.

was an exciting weekend of racing. Good work with the rehabilitation of

:13:14.:13:17.

your Achilles. Thanks for being part of the team, and thank you for

:13:18.:13:18.

watching. See you soon. The Australians are the champions of

:13:19.:13:51.

the world in 2017!

:13:52.:13:54.

The best of the action and reaction from the fifth round of the elite World Series, held in the German city of Hamburg.

British fans are hopeful of a repeat of when the series was last in Leeds, in which the Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonathan claimed a 1-2.

In the women's race, overall world series leader Kirsten Kasper of America is hoping to add to her two podium appearances this season, while British hopes are led by former world champion Non Stanford.