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Triathlon at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Olympic Distance

Triathlon at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Hyde Park, London
Date Started: August 7, 2012
Date Finished: August 7, 2012

Gold: GBR Alistair Brownlee
Silver: ESP Javier Gómez
Bronze: GBR Jonny Brownlee

Summary

The favorite coming in to the London Olympics was the home-crowd hero, Alistair Brownlee. He was expected to be challenged by his brother, [Jonathan Brownlee], with the locals hoping for gold and silver. The Brits would be disappointed but only just so. Another challenger was two-time World Champion Javier Gómez of Spain.

Richard Varga (SVK) led the pack out of the water, and on the first of seven bike laps, a pack of seven formed, including the Brownlees and Gómez. On the third bike lap, 15 riders caught the leaders, forming a lead pack of 22, which included the defending champion Jan Frodeno (GER) and pre-race contenders Aleksandr Bryukhankov (RUS) and Sven Riederer (SUI).

The 22-man lead group stayed together until near the final transition, with the Brownlees, Gómez, and Vincent Luis (FRA) forming the lead group on the run. Luis was quickly dropped, and at the end of three of four laps, Jonathan Brownlee was informed he was being penalized for an early exchange onto his bike after the swim and had to serve 15 seconds in the penalty box. This left Alistair Brownlee and Gómez to fight it out for gold. Alistair opened up a gap on Gómez at the beginning of the final lap, and pulled away to win comfortably by 11 seconds. Gómez won silver and Jonathan Brownlee held on for the bronze. The quality of the race was shown by all three medalists and fourth-placed David Hauss (FRA) covering the 10 km run in under 30 minutes.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Alistair Brownlee 24 Great Britain GBR Gold 1-46:25
2 Javier Gómez 29 Spain ESP Silver 1-46:36
3 Jonny Brownlee 22 Great Britain GBR Bronze 1-46:56
4 David Hauss 28 France FRA 1-47:14
5 Laurent Vidal 28 France FRA 1-47:21
6 Jan Frodeno 30 Germany GER 1-47:26
7 Aleksandr Bryukhankov 25 Russia RUS 1-47:35
8 Sven Riederer 31 Switzerland SUI 1-47:46
9 João Silva 23 Portugal POR 1-47:51
10 Alessandro Fabian 24 Italy ITA 1-48:03
11 Vincent Luis 23 France FRA 1-48:18
12 Bevan Docherty 35 New Zealand NZL 1-48:35
13 Ivan Vasilyev 27 Russia RUS 1-48:43
14 Hunter Kemper 36 United States USA 1-48:46
15 Kris Gemmell 35 New Zealand NZL 1-48:52
16 Steffen Justus 30 Germany GER 1-49:12
17 Richard Murray 23 South Africa RSA 1-49:15
18 Courtney Atkinson 32 Australia AUS 1-49:19
19 Mario Mola 22 Spain ESP 1-49:23
20 Hirokatsu Tayama 30 Japan JPN 1-49:24
21 Dmitry Polyansky 25 Russia RUS 1-49:24
22 Richard Varga 23 Slovakia SVK 1-49:25
23 Gavin Noble 31 Ireland IRL 1-49:47
24 José Miguel Pérez 25 Spain ESP 1-49:53
25 Kyle Jones 27 Canada CAN 1-49:58
26 Simon De Cuyper 25 Belgium BEL 1-50:00
27 Brent McMahon 31 Canada CAN 1-50:03
28 Crisanto Grajales 25 Mexico MEX 1-50:08
29 Davide Uccellari 20 Italy ITA 1-50:09
30 Jan Čelůstka 30 Czech Republic CZE 1-50:17
31 Maik Petzold 34 Germany GER 1-50:23
32 Brad Kahlefeldt 32 Australia AUS 1-50:23
33 Ryan Sissons 24 New Zealand NZL 1-50:27
34 Tyler Butterfield 29 Bermuda BER 1-50:32
35 Brendan Sexton 26 Australia AUS 1-50:36
36 Reinaldo Colucci 26 Brazil BRA 1-50:59
37 Stuart Hayes 33 Great Britain GBR 1-51:04
38 Gonzalo Tellechea 27 Argentina ARG 1-51:07
39 Ruedi Wild 30 Switzerland SUI 1-51:10
40 Andreas Giglmayr 28 Austria AUT 1-51:14
41 Bruno Pais 31 Portugal POR 1-51:22
42 Danylo Sapunov 30 Ukraine UKR 1-51:32
43 Yuichi Hosoda 27 Japan JPN 1-51:40
44 Diogo Sclebin 30 Brazil BRA 1-51:51
45 Přemysl Švarc 27 Czech Republic CZE 1-52:08
46 Bai Faquan 26 China CHN 1-52:26
47 Marek Jaskółka 36 Poland POL 1-52:38
48 Leonardo Chacon 28 Costa Rica CRC 1-52:39
49 Hervé Banti 35 Monaco MON 1-52:42
50 Felipe van de Wyngard 31 Chile CHI 1-53:02
51 Manny Huerta 28 United States USA 1-53:39
52 Chris Felgate 30 Zimbabwe ZIM 1-53:53
53 Carlos Javier Quinchara 24 Colombia COL 1-54:10
54 Heo Min-Ho 22 South Korea KOR 1-54:30
AC Simon Whitfield 37 Canada CAN DNF