5 of the best moments in Olympic triathlon history

Triathlon has been a sport in the last four Olympics. Here are our favourite key moments from each, so you can relive some of the sport's most memorable action...


Sydney 2000: Canadian Simon Whitfield overtakes Stephan Vuckovic from Germanyin the final stages of the run to become the first men’s Olympic triathlon champion – a result the no one ever predicted and the both men celebrated their medals rather exuberantly.  Here he, along his then-coach Lance Weston, tells Andy Blow how he achieved the triathlete’s ultimate…and wrote himself into the triathlon history books forever


Related: Exclusive: Simon Whitfield retires

Athens 2004: Kiwi Hamish Carter may have taken gold, but Marc Jenkins won the medal for persistence and true Olympic spirit when he carried his bike to finish the bike leg after his back wheel broke in a collision so he could complete…

2008 Beijing: In one of the most decisive victories at the Olympics ever  Emma Snowsill won the gold medal in a decisive victory, 1 minute 7 seconds ahead of Fernandes with a time of 1:58:27. Fellow Australian Emma Moffatt won the bronze medal. Relive all the action here

London 2012: In contrast to 2008 the women’s event was a thrilling  sprint to the finish, with Nicola Spririg from Switzerland winning by a whisker from Lisa Nordén of Sweden

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And of course we have to include Alistair Brownlee winning gold in London and Jonny taking bronze


Relive the moment here