Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 Mooloolaba Men's & Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup Events; Sunshine Coast, Australia

Hi all

Now to photos from the 2012 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup & the 2012 Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Sunshine Coast, Australia.

First, the 2012 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup

Jimmy Seear showed inspirational aggression in the swim and bike legs, and then a strong group incuding Mario Mola, Brad Kahlefeldt, Laurent Vidal, David Hauss and Brendan Sexton moved ahead in the run. Vidal won the sprint, with Mola being the impressive  ~ relatively new name in the group imho. Some pics:

Luciano Farias in the surf exit
Luciano Farias - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Harunobu Sato (Japan)
Harunobu Sato (Japan) - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Two times Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Champion Chris McCormack ('Macca')
Two times Hawaii Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack ('Macca') - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

The lead group in the run leg including Sebastian Rank, Mario Mola and Laurent Vidal
Sebastian Rank, Mario Mola, Laurent Vidal, 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Alternate processing: "Kodak Panatomic X -Exp 1986 Auto" - Last year's 2nd-place-getter, Brendan Sexton
Alternate Processing: Kodak Panatomic X -Exp 1986 Auto - Last year's 2nd-place-getter, Brendan Sexton - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Laurent Vidal, Brad Kahlefeldt & David Hauss approach the finish line
Laurent Vidal, David Hauss, Brad Kahlefeldt - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

French 1st & 3rd: Laurent Vidal (right) & David Hauss (left)
French 1st & 3rd: Laurent Vidal (right) & David Hauss (left) - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 24 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my photo gallery covering the 2012 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathon World Cup.


Secondly, the 2012 Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup event

Australian Erin Densham was a sensation. She surprised herself by leading out of the water, and then ran away from a good field on the run. My highlight was hearing the crowd on the rise to Alexandra Headlands giving Erin a loud roar as they saw that, not only was she in the lead on the run, but pulling away from the field. Some pics:

Erin Densham, Andrea Hewitt leading out of the surf at the end of the swim leg
Erin Densham , Andrea Hewitt - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.  Swim Leg Surf Exit.

Daniela Ryf and Rachel Klamer exit the surf
Daniela Ryf, Rachel Klamer - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.  Swim Leg Surf Exit.

Helle Frederiksen with the fast cornering in the bike leg
Helle Frederiksen - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.  Bike Leg.

Lisa Norden in the run leg
Lisa Norden - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Emma Moffatt, Laura Bennett
Emma Moffatt, Laura Bennett, 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Winner Erin Densham on her way to the finish line, acknowledges the supporters
Mooloolaba Women's Winner Erin Densham - 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Pamela Nascimento Oliveira cools off
Pamela Nascimento Oliveira, 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Champagne Popping - Nicola Spirig (second), Erin Densham (first), Andrea Hewitt (third)
Champagne Popping - Nicola Spirig, Andrea Hewitt, Erin Densham, 2012 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my photo gallery on the 2012 Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
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Brisbane Sports Photographer