Updated: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT | By Thomas Oakey, Ed Sol
Sport pictures of the month: August

The most striking pictures and interesting stories from the world of sport



Triathletes emerge from the water during the 70.3 triathlon in Boulder, Colorado (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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  • Triathletes emerge from the water during the 70.3 triathlon in Boulder, Colorado (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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  • Nikita Filippov of Kazakhstan competes in the men’s pole vault qualifying round at the World Athletics Championships (© Reuters - Kai Pfaffenbach)
  • Participants climb the hill during the 40th Sierre-Zinal Long Distance Mountain Running Championship in Sierre, Switzerland (© Corbis - Laurent Gillieron)
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We round up the most striking images and interesting stories from the world of sport for August, starting with this image, taken from the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado, U.S.

The transition between triathlon stages is captured perfectly as triathletes emerge from the water and unzip their wetsuits as they finish stage one of the 70.3 mile (113km) endurance event.

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