Olympic Triathlon Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Triathlon is a grueling sport that covers three different areas of sport in one long event. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in Triathlon at the 2012 Olympics.

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There is a men’s and women’s Triathlon event that will take place in London. In each event, competitors will compete in a 1.5km swim then a 40km cycle and then concluding with a 10km run. According to oddsmakers, the home county of Great Britain is favored to take the gold in both of the events.

In the Women’s event, Britain’s Helen Jenkins is favored with 5/4 odds while Paula Findlay of Canada is next with 7/2 odds to win.  Jenkins is 28 years old and competing in here second Olympics. She placed 21st back in 2008, but has since comeback to win a pair of World Championships, including the 2011 title. Findlay is just 23 years old entering the Olympics. She was contending for the 2011 World Championship, but an injury has sidelined her for most of the last year.

In the Men’s event, a pair of Great Britain’s best are favored. Alistair Brownlee is the favorite overall, as he has 4/7 odds to win, while brother Jonathan Brownlee has 9/4 odds. Alistair is 24 entering the Olympics. He placed 12th at the 2008 Olympics and has since won the 2009 and 2011 World Championship. Jonathan is 22 and competing in his first Olympics. He finished second to Alistair in the 2011 World Championship.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds to win each Triathlon Event, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Triathlon Event Odds

Women's Triathlon

Helen Jenkins (GBR) 5/4 

Paula Findlay (CAN) 7/2 

Nicola Spring (SUI) 5/1 

Erin Densham (AUS) 8/1 

Emma Moffat (AUS) 9/1 

Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 12/1 

Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) 16/1 

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 20/1 

Lauara Bennett (USA) 33/1 

Men's Triathlon

Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 4/7 

Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 9/4 

Javier Gomez (ESP) 7/1 

Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) 16/1 

Richard Murray (GBR) 16/1 

Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 33/1 

Sven Riederer (SUI) 33/1 

Jan Frodeno (GER) 40/1 

David Hauss (FRA) 50/1 

Steffen Justus (GER) 50/1 

William Clarke (GBR) 50/1 

Bevan Docherty (NZL) 66/1 

Laurent Vidal (FRA) 66/1 

Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 80/1 

Joao Silva (POR) 80/1 

Simon Whitfield (CAN) 100/1

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