Thursday, 22 May 2014

Remarkable triathlon podium streak ends

The 3rd round of the 2014 World Triathlon series last weekend in Yokohama in Japan was won by Javier Gómez, 31, triple world champion (2008, 2010, 2013) and winner of all this year's races.

As usual the Brownlees and Gomez were in the lead group out of the swim and formed part of the front cycle pack. The bike course was over 9 laps. Kiwi Tom Davidson did a phenomenal job and bridged a large group over to the leaders, including Mario Mola (ESP) and Richard Murray (RSA). Both of these finished ahead of the Brownlees. Gomez and Mario Mola had an amazing sprint finish with Gomez just doing enough.


That brought to an end - after nearly 50 consecutive race - the podium streak of Jonathan Brownlee which dates back I believe to the 2010 European Championship in Athlone.

London will host the next round of the Series in Hyde Park on 31 May. For a change, the elite men’s and women’s races will take place over the sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run).

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