Tag: Triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee wins World Triathlon Series event in Auckland

Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee won the second race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand.

Brownlee, whose brother Alistair is injured, clocked one hour 55 minutes 26 seconds to beat Spanish defending champion Javier Gomez by 15 seconds.

“It was great to win,” said Brownlee. “It’s the first time I’ve won a World Series event for a while.”

Lucy Hall, in 17th, was the highest-placed Briton in the women’s event, which was won by USA’s Gwen Jorgensen.

It was a record seventh straight World Triathlon Series victory for 28-year-old Jorgensen.

Her compatriot Katie Zaferes was second, with New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt third.

Ireland’s Aileen Reid finished 15th, while Britain’s Jessica Learmonth pulled out on the bike leg.

British Triathlon performance director Brendan Purcell said: “Jess has been unwell, it was touch and go whether she was going to race, so it was good to see her swim and bike well until she had a mechanical problem.”

Both races featured a 1,500m swim, 43.2km bike and 10km run.

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Glasgow 2014 : Alistair Brownlee wins gold, brother Jonny silver

Alistair Brownlee added Commonwealth triathlon gold to his Olympic, world and European titles to complete the full set and make it a perfect opening day for England.

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Brownlee ran away from a splintered field as younger brother Jonny took silver and South Africa’s Richard Murray bronze.

The elder Brownlee had targeted this race all season, putting it before a tilt at a third world title, and two years after storming to Olympic gold in London produced a similarly dominant display to add the one medal missing from his collection.

With the brothers a minute clear going into the 10km run, Alistair quickly opened up a four second lead, stretched that to 13 seconds after the second of the three laps and cruised home draped in the flags of both England and his home county Yorkshire, high-fiving his way down the final stretch.

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