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Now that we’re about halfway through the triathlon season, we asked the editors of Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines: What has been your favorite moment in triathlon so far this season? Here’s what they said:
“Javier Gomez crashes on the bike in Sydney, time trials back to the pack for 10K, gets out of T2 in last place, and then runs through the field.” —Courtney Baird, Editor-in-Chief, Inside Triathlon magazine
“When Andreas Raelert set a new world record in Roth. The moment wasn’t the breaking of the record but when he thanked his brother Michael right after the race for his support, saying he couldn’t have done it without him. I’m a big fan of Team Raelert, not only for their athletic talent but for their perspective and humility.” —Julia Beeson Polloreno, Editor-in-Chief, Triathlete magazine
“Brotherly love: Alistair Brownlee slowing down in the finisher’s chute at ITU’s Dextro Energy World Championship Series in Madrid waiting to finish 1-2 with his brother Jonathan.” —Jennifer Purdie, Senior Editor, Inside Triathlon magazine
“Crowie bouncing back from a crazy flu to break course records at Ironman CDA.” —Jené Shaw, Senior Editor, Triathlete magazine
“The Harry Wiltshire/Javier Gomez controversy. I think team tactics can and will have a larger influence on race results than they currently do, but the line between ethical and unethical still hasn’t been drawn.” —Aaron Hersh, Senior Tech Editor, Triathlete magazine
“I’d have to say Challenge Roth has been the best moment of the first half of the racing season. Chrissie Wellington three-peats, two world records are broken and crowd support you just don’t see at a lot of races.” —Liz Hichens, Triathlete.com Producer