Erin Densham takes another win, this time at Hamburg less than two weeks out from the Olympic Games in London.


After chasing the lead pack out of the water, including other podium placers, Emma Moffatt and Sarah Groff, by 30 seconds, by the time Densham was out of transition, she had already made up ten of those seconds. Working her cycling mojo, Densham worked her way back into the lead group of nineteen women on the first lap.

Two of the other Australians, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Jackson along with Anne Haug led the chase group, but, out of T2 the leaders were still up by eight seconds, just enough space to get the jump on the chasers.

It wasn’t long into the run when Densham pulled in front and held her lead for the rest of the run. Moffatt stayed strong, but couldn’t hold the pace of Densham, the only athlete to crack 16mins on the run. Densham crossed the finish line in 56:07, with fellow Australian and last year’s winner, Moffatt coming second, and Groff overtaking her training partner, Kate Roberts, to take third.

Ashleigh Gentle ran her way through the group to finish in 7th position. Australia’s third Olympian, Emma Jackson, felt the fatigue from her weeks of intense training in the build up to the Olympics, and while disappointed with her race in Hamburg, is completely focussed on her performance in London.



Erin Densham, (AUS) 0:56:07
Emma Moffatt, (AUS) 0:56:19
Sarah Groff, (USA) 0:56:21
Anne Haug, (GER) 0:56:35
Kate Roberts, (RSA) 0:56:40
Agnieszka Jerzyk, (POL) 0:56:49
Ashleigh Gentle, (AUS) 0:56:53
Kate McIlroy, (NZL) 0:56:56
Ainhoa Murua, (ESP) 0:57:01
Annamaria Mazzetti, (ITA) 0:57:03

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