I was honoured to receive the 2013 award for ‘Best Photo’ from USA Inside Triathlon magazine.
I shot the image of Joe Townsend during the 2013 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in London.
Just prior to the start of the run/wheelchair component of the race, Joe’s gloves lost grip because of rain and he wasn’t able to propel himself forward. He threw down his grip pads in disgust and I knew his race was over.
To get the best angle for the shot, I positioned myself in a muddy puddle of water, which was fortunately just the right size and shape to perfectly capture Townsend’s reflection.