Skip to Content

Home > Features > 2012 San Diego WTS Men

2012 San Diego WTS Men

Written by: Timothy Carlson
Added: Sun May 13 2012

While $20,000 went to overall men's winner and Olympic co-favorite Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain, what came to Hunter Kemper for his 5th place and Manuel Huerta for his 9th place finish was priceless. For Kemper, his flawless race topped off by a blazing 30:28 10k earned a rare 4th straight trip to the Olympic triathlon. For Cuban-born U.S, citizen Manuel Huerta, his gutsy 30:45 run at the end of an aggressive swim and bike was the fulfillment of a long held dream - and a ticket to the 2012 London Olympics. At the end, the 2012 San Diego round of the ITU World Triathlon Series was a dramatic success.

All photos © Timothy Carlson


Articles related to this one
Kahlefeldt weathering TB scare
Brad Kahlefeldt, Australia’s top Olympic men’s triathlete, awaits one more test to be cleared of tuberculosis scare after suffering stabbing lung pains at ITU World Triathlon Series race in San Diego. 5.15.12
Specialized Trivent unveiled
Master shoe builder Rob Cook and his team at Specialized debuted a shoe at the San Diego WTS ready to meet the demands required of ITU’s blazing fast transitions. 5.16.12
Macca's Specialized Venge
Today we take a closer look at the Specialized Venge ITU race bike of 2-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack. 5.22.12
2013 San Diego WTS Men
2012 Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee returned to competition with a bang, running away from the field to win the San Diego World Triathlon Series event. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson. 4.21.13
Brownlee dominates in San Diego
Jonathan Brownlee swam well, rode aggressively on the bike and then stomped on the competition during the run to win the ITU WTS San Diego. Hunter Kemper and Manuel Huerta earned the coveted US Olympic spots. 5.12.12
2012 San Diego WTS women
The 2012 San Diego ITU World Triathlon Series women's event was the second round in the ITU's premier worldwide series. This event also decided the final U.S. Women's Olympic Triathlon team. Photo Gallery by Timothy Carlson. 5.12.12