Now the Men – Brad Kahlefeldt & Courtney Atkinson

Posted by on Aug 19, 2008 in Family Stuff, Travel, Triathlon
Now the Men – Brad Kahlefeldt & Courtney Atkinson

Here we go again!  Good luck guys – and best wishes also to Marko Albert (EST) and Dirk Bockel (LUX) who became part of the family during the last 2 years…

Waiting… waiting… the TriCast is not happening… 5 minutes to go – Triathletes are warming up.

00:00:00  They’re away.
00:05:00  Australia, NZL and Russia leading the swim.
00:07:00  Brad swimming well.
00:09:00  Gomez close to Brad.
00:12:00  Reed NZL leading swim at half way mark.
00:18:00  Atkinson 6th – Brad further back.
00:19:00  Reed NZL first into transition – Atkinson 3rd – Kahlefedt only 11 seconds back.  Marko close by.
00:21:00  Marko leading bike – Brad, Courtney & Gomez in lead group.
00:28:00  Large lead group – no breakaways – Brad 4th – Gomez 5th! Courtney there.
00:33:00  Brownlee GBR broken away – but Tim Don GBR seems in trouble.
Bloody Commercials on TV transmission!
00:37:00  Lead group closed up again – 43 of 55 athletes in pack.
00:39:00  Courtney, Brad, Marko & Dirk in top 12.
00:44:00  Croes BEL trying to split group up hill – Marko on his wheel.
00:50:00  Marko & Courtney 4 & 5 – Brad & Gomez back in mid pack.
01:00:00  Gap of 30 seconds to – Croes BEL, Jenkins CAN, Prochnow GER
01:10:00  Last Lap of Bike – Dirk leading pack
01:15:00  Lead pack of 48 riders heading for transition together?  Shambles ahead!
01:17:00  Dirk first onto run.
01:18:00  Gomez, Brad, Courtney all out in top 10
01:28:00  After first lap, Dirk’s lead being wound in – Courtney 14 – Brad 15
01:30:00  Henning Brownlee Gomez
01:31:00  Rana & Gomez – both ESP – make a move – Brownlee GBR & Docherty NZL go with them.
01:41:00  Lap 3 – Gomez leads – Courtney 11 – Brad 15
01:42:00  Gomez, Frodeno, Whitfield, Docherty – 1 lap to go
01:45:00  Gomez, Frodeno, Docherty, Whitfield – 500m to go
01:47:00  Frodeno, Docherty, Gomez, Whitfield

01:48:53  Frodeno GER, Whitfield CAN, Docherty NZL, Gomez ESP

Your mother called – I missed the guys finish!!
Courtney 11th – Brad 16th – Dirk 25th – Marko 41st

 

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