Men's Press Conference Reactions

by Peter Holmes on 10 Sep, 2009 06:57

The top guys in the world were present at the mens athlete press conference ahead of their race on Saturday, with Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez, Maik Petzold and the Australian pairing of Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson taking time out to speak to the media.

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Im looking it as an individual race, and Im going in it to win, but of course what I have to do to win the series is going to be in the back of my head and if someone rides up the road who isnt a threat then I dont have to follow. Its like any other race and of course every athlete wants to win, so thats my mindset. Someone from British Triathlon made a spreadsheet for me about where I need to finish to win, but its not the kind of thing I want to worry about to be honest, I just want to treat it like any other race and get on with it and enjoy it.
- Alistair Brownlee

Its almost two races in one. There are athletes who have not raced too much this season and so they will come and be fresher than those of us who have raced a lot, so you can expect them to have their best races here. It makes it more interesting.
- Maik Petzold

Alistair has been the best this year, the most consistent, and hes got the opportunity to capitalise on that and be crowned as just that, the best athlete of the year.
Courtney Atkinson

I think the best thing about the series is that we race week in week out all year and Alistair has been the best this year, the most consistent, and hes got the opportunity to capitalise on that and be crowned as just that, the best athlete of the year. In the past weve had so many world champions in our sport who havent necessarily been the best in any given year, and so the new series will reward the very best. We have the Olympic Games every four years to have that one off special day, but the best is always going to be the best and this series recognises that.
- Courtney Atkinson

I think this year there are more people who can run faster, so that makes it really tight at the front. I think the sprint finish really depends on how fresh you are feeling at the end, and on this course where it is flat, it will be hard to get away.
- Javier Gomez

When I came back to Australia from London I went back to hospital for five days and had the toe injury looked at, but because Im here on the Gold Coast, my home town, Im determined to give it my best. I have responsibilities to my friends, family, the Federation and sponsors to compete to the best I can. Obviously in front of the other guys here Id say I was at 100%, but well see at about five to six kilometres on the run how Im doing!
- Brad Kahlefeldt

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Related Event: 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast
09 - 13 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:44:51
2. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:44:57
3. Jan Frodeno GER 01:45:21
4. Maik Petzold GER 01:45:25
5. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:45:27
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Moffatt AUS 01:59:14
2. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:19
3. Helen Jenkins GBR 01:59:41
4. Sarah Haskins USA 01:59:52
5. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:00:07
Results: U23 Men
1. Franz Loeschke GER 01:46:19
2. James Seear AUS 01:46:25
3. Joao Pereira POR 01:46:32
4. Tony Dodds NZL 01:46:39
5. Jonathan Zipf GER 01:46:41
Results: U23 Women
1. Hollie Avil GBR 01:56:38
2. Jodie Stimpson GBR 01:57:01
3. Paula Findlay CAN 01:57:15
4. Vicky Holland GBR 01:57:30
5. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 01:59:48
Results: Junior Men
1. Mario Mola ESP 00:54:35
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:54:50
3. Kristóf Király HUN 00:54:55
4. Kevin McDowell USA 00:55:07
5. Davide Uccellari ITA 00:55:10
Results: Junior Women
1. Emmie Charayron FRA 01:00:22
2. Emma Jackson AUS 01:00:41
3. Rachel Klamer NED 01:00:57
4. Maaike Caelers NED 01:00:59
5. Alexandra Razarenova RUS 01:01:05
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Bill Chaffey H2 AUS 02:19:53
2. Charles Moreau CAN 02:29:30
3. George Gallego USA 02:43:34
4. Rafael López Ordoñez ESP 02:57:43
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-2
1. Matt Perkins USA 02:56:34
2. Grant Darby CAN 03:16:17
3. David Peiffer FRA 03:22:01
DNF. Ruben Grande MEX DNF
Results: Paratriathlon Female TRI-2
1. Sarah Reinertsen USA 03:39:57
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-3
1. Sebastian Averesch GER 02:47:37
2. Santos Caballero ESP 03:52:21
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