Alastair Brownlee, the 2012 Olympic Triathlon Champion, the European and the 2014 Commonwealth champion, claimed his second win this year in the 2015 World Triathlon series with a comprehensive performance in London on Sunday.
The 27 year-old Briton, the "older Brownlee brother", was behind South African Henri Schoeman and Sovakian Richard Varga after the 750m swim, but took the lead in the 20km bike ride, before his impressive 5km run in Hyde Park. He finished in 50 minutes and 39 seconds, in front of Fernando Alarza from Spain. Alastair's previous win was in Cape Town in April this year.
His brother Johnny Brownlee, who is the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, finished at disappointing 42nd place, within 52 minutes and 29 seconds, after suffering bike problems. The 25 year-old, the "younger Brownlee brother", had a good result after the 750m swim, but then his dreams were shattered when his bike had a puncture. As he had to fix the problem, he was not able to make up for the lost time. Johnny achieved good results so far this season; he already won two events, in Auckland in March and in the Gold Coast, Queensland, in April.
Although absent from the London event, Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya, who won in Yokohama in May, remained at the top in the overall standings at the ITU 2015 World Triathlon Series. His other two compatriots, Mario Mola and Alarza are second and third, respectively, while Alistair is up to fifth - two places ahead of his brother.
Other two British athletes, Adam Bowden and Grant Sheldon, finished the in London meeting as 20th and 38th, respectively.
In the women's event, the first three places went to USA athletes; the 29 year-old 2014 world champion, Gwen Jorgensen, was the winner on Sunday, as she finished the race in 55 minutes and 45 seconds, ahead of her countrywomen Katie Zafares and Sarah True, who came second and third, respectively.
The next World Triathlon Series event is in Hamburg in July; hope Johnny Brownlee has more luck with his bike then. #Athletics