Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  > Men's Olympic Distance

Triathlon at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Olympic Distance

Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games ▪ Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Triathlon Venue, Beijing
Date Started: August 19, 2008
Date Finished: August 19, 2008

Gold: GER Jan Frodeno
Silver: CAN Simon Whitfield
Bronze: NZL Bevan Docherty

Summary

Spain’s [Javier Gómez] was the 2008 World Champion, was runner-up in 2007, and had been world ranked #1 for two years. New Zealand’s Shane Reed led the swimming, but was not a factor thereafter. Dirk Bockel of Luxembourg and Belgium’s Axel Zeebroek led off the bike leg, but weak running left them far from the medals. Starting the run, the favorites were back around 10th place with Gómez and Canada’s Simon Whitfield, the 2000 gold medalist, working their way up the field. They were marked by New Zealander Bevan Docherty, the Athina silver medalist, and some German triathlete named Jan Frodeno, who was little known but had been second at the 2007 Europeans. Into the final straight, Frodeno sprinted hard and dropped Whitfield to win a very unexpected gold medal. Whitfield trailed, five seconds back in second, while the bronze medal went to Docherty, with Gómez eight seconds off the podium in fourth. He would come back in 2012 and win a silver medal at London.

Whitfield had controversially used a domestique during the event, his countryman, Colin Jenkins. Whitfield drafted off Jenkins in the swim and bike portions, and then took off to contest the medals. Jenkins finished, but jogged in on the run, with the slowest run time of 38:39 and was the last finisher in 50th place.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Jan Frodeno 26 Germany GER Gold 1-48:53.28
2 Simon Whitfield 33 Canada CAN Silver 1-48:58.47
3 Bevan Docherty 31 New Zealand NZL Bronze 1-49:05.59
4 Javier Gómez 25 Spain ESP 1-49:13.92
5 Iván Raña 29 Spain ESP 1-49:22.03
6 Daniel Unger 30 Germany GER 1-49:43.78
7 Hunter Kemper 32 United States USA 1-49:48.75
8 Rasmus Henning 32 Denmark DEN 1-49:57.47
9 Igor Sysoyev 27 Russia RUS 1-49:59.38
10 Frédéric Belaubre 28 France FRA 1-50:00.30
11 Courtney Atkinson 28 Australia AUS 1-50:10.02
12 Alistair Brownlee 20 Great Britain GBR 1-50:19.62
13 Axel Zeebroek 30 Belgium BEL 1-50:30.90
14 Will Clarke 23 Great Britain GBR 1-50:32.07
15 Christian Prochnow 26 Germany GER 1-50:33.90
16 Brad Kahlefeldt 29 Australia AUS 1-50:36.00
17 Bruno Pais 27 Portugal POR 1-50:40.22
18 Jarrod Shoemaker 26 United States USA 1-50:46.39
19 Olivier Marceau 35 Switzerland SUI 1-50:50.07
20 Filip Ospalý 32 Czech Republic CZE 1-50:53.69
21 Danylo Sapunov 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 1-50:58.98
22 Dmitry Polyansky 21 Russia RUS 1-51:11.61
23 Sven Riederer 27 Switzerland SUI 1-51:19.45
24 Aleksandr Bryukhankov 21 Russia RUS 1-51:22.59
25 Dirk Bockel 31 Luxembourg LUX 1-51:31.01
26 Juraci Moreira Júnior 29 Brazil BRA 1-51:35.57
27 Peter Croes 24 Belgium BEL 1-51:40.94
28 Paul Tichelaar 25 Canada CAN 1-51:46.81
29 Reto Hug 33 Switzerland SUI 1-52:04.93
30 Ryosuke Yamamoto 29 Japan JPN 1-52:11.98
31 Sander Berk 29 Netherlands NED 1-52:18.09
32 Matty Reed 32 United States USA 1-52:30.44
33 Daniel Fontana 32 Italy ITA 1-52:39.21
34 Shane Reed 35 New Zealand NZL 1-52:48.16
35 Volodymyr Polikarpenko 36 Ukraine UKR 1-52:51.74
36 Laurent Vidal 24 France FRA 1-53:02.79
37 Reinaldo Colucci 22 Brazil BRA 1-53:13.94
38 Simon Agoston 31 Austria AUT 1-53:23.98
39 Kris Gemmell 31 New Zealand NZL 1-53:49.47
40 Emilio D'Aquino 26 Italy ITA 1-53:58.22
41 Marko Albert 29 Estonia EST 1-54:13.58
42 Chris Felgate 26 Zimbabwe ZIM 1-54:31.61
43 Daniel Lee 31 Hong Kong HKG 1-54:40.78
44 Francisco Serrano 28 Mexico MEX 1-54:46.09
45 Duarte Marques 24 Portugal POR 1-55:06.57
46 Wang Daqing 18 China CHN 1-55:41.87
47 Csaba Kuttor 32 Hungary HUN 1-55:53.38
48 Hirokatsu Tayama 26 Japan JPN 1-56:13.68
49 Omar Tayara 28 Syria SYR 1-56:40.54
50 Colin Jenkins 25 Canada CAN 1-56:50.85
AC Tony Moulay 32 France FRA DNF
AC Tim Don 30 Great Britain GBR DNF/lapped
AC Marek Jaskółka 32 Poland POL DNF/lapped
AC Andriy Hlushchenko 30 Ukraine UKR DNF/lapped
AC Pavel Šimko 26 Slovakia SVK DNF