Set on the beautiful island of Sardinia, Arzachena is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and spectacular beaches – and for hosting one of the most challenging events on the World Triathlon circuit. On Saturday we got to see some of the world’s top triathletes compete over the difficult sprint-distance course that features lots of climbing in both the bike and run courses. World Triathlon photographer Janos Schmidt was on hand to capture the event and offers up these spectacular photos.
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The bike course features a long, steep hill ...
Which has to be completed three times
Julie Derron flew out onto the run course in the lead
Canada's Dominika Jamnicky. Photo: World Triathlon
Germany's Marlene Gomez Islinger took the win
The men hit the water in a hurry
Canada's John Rasmussen runs out of T1
A large group of men take on the challenging climb on the bike course
Canada's Jeremy Briand would finish 37th
Jonathan Brownlee was aggressive throughout the race
Canada's Charles Paquet managed to stay with the first chase group on the bike, but struggled through the run and finished 44th
Switzerland's Adrien Briffod tried to stay with Brownlee, but couldn't match the two-time Olympic medalists sprint and would take second
Jonathan Brownlee takes the win