Aussies triumph in first-ever Canary Wharf triathlon, held Thursday evening in London’s business district.
Australian Olympic hopefuls Brendan Sexton and Erin Densham claiming stirring victories in the inaugural 2011 GE Canary Wharf Triathlon Super Sprint in London on Thursday evening.
The pair dominated the unique heats and finals format which saw the field contest two “Super Sprint” courses over a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2km run – through the popular and packed East London district.
The first-ever triathlon in the iconic business and shopping district of Canary Wharf attracted athletes from mainland Europe, Australia, the United States and South Africa as well as a strong contingent from the UK.
Each heat featured 25 athletes, the top eight automatically qualifying for the final, with the four fastest losers from the two heats combined also qualifying for a final field of 20 starters.
Sexton showed he had fully recovered from the virus which forced his withdrawal from the Kitzbuhel round of the ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Series two weeks ago with a frantic night-time run to the finish in a helter-skelter final.
While Beijing Olympian Densham, fresh from her top 10 finish in Kitzbuhel, reveled in the Super Sprint format to score an impressive victory.
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