Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee won today’s ETU European Championship in Ireland by a 40 second margin over Spain’s Javier Gomez.
Brownlee and Gomez both stayed near the front during the entire race, until Brownlee broke away from Gomez at the 3 km mark of the run, slowly adding to his lead with every passing kilometer eventually crossing the line in 1:44:24, 40 seconds ahead of Gomez (1:45:04), and 1:07 ahead of France’s David Hauss (1:45:31).
“When I was injured earlier this year, this was what I was aiming for”, Brownlee said to the ITU Media. “I think that is the biggest number of high fives I have ever done coming into the finishing straight.”
Top Ten Men
1. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1:44:24
2. Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:45:04
3. David Hauss (FRA) 1:45:31
4. Joao Silva (POR) 1:45:33
5. Laurent Vidal (FRA) 1:45:40
6. Bruno Pais (POR) 1:45:45
7. Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) 1:45:49
8. Vladimir Turbaevskiy (RUS) 1:45:54
9. Oliver Freeman (GBR) 1:45:56
10. Fillip Ospaly (CZE) 1:46:06
Full Results here.