A record-setting day in Almere in words and pictures

For 35 km Kristian Hogenhaug and Jesper Svensson ran together. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)

Conditions were perfect for the one and only full-distance world championship that will take place in 2021. We look back at the exciting day of racing at the World Triathlon Long Distance Triathlon World Championship that was part of Challenge Almere-Amsterdam this weekend.

Everything about the day lent itself to speed – the 20-degree water meant wetsuits would be allowed. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Jesper Svensson led the men out of the water. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Svensson powered to the front of the bike, too. Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Hogenhaug would eventually work his way to the front of the bike along with Svensson. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
In the women’s race Sarissa de Vries would lead out of the water and stay in front through the rest of the day. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
De Vries had the run of her life (3:01:49) to nail the win. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Hogenhaug’s 7:37:46 is the second-fastest full-distance race ever done at a Challenge race – only Jan Frodeno’s 7:35:39 from Challenge Roth 2016 is faster. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
That’s the smile you have on your face when you win a world title in your home country and go 8:32:04 to shatter both the course record and the national record for a full-distance race. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Manon Genet was all smiles as she took the silver medal in 8:34:22. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Chalk up another national record for Michelle Vesterby who took the bronze in 8:38:53. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
While he couldn’t keep up with Hogenhaug over the last 7 km of the run, Jesper Svensson was thrilled with his silver medal and 7:39:25 clocking. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Brazil’s Reinaldo Colucci would run to the bronze medal, finishing in 7:45:15. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)