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Gomez Going for the Win in Cape Town

Photo: Delly Carr/ ITU
Photo: Delly Carr/ ITU

Current World Champion, Javier Gomez, won’t settle for second and is ready for a victory at the upcoming Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town, part of the ITU World Triathlon Series. Gomez won the first race in the ITU World Triathlon Series in Auckland earlier in April.  “It is always great to start the season with a victory; but Auckland’s course really suits me and there are still seven races to come in the World Series.”

Canadian’s Kyle Jones and Andrew McCartney are sure to be in the mix as well.  On the women’s side, Canadians Sarah-Anne Brault and Kristin Sweetland will look to increase their standings in Cape Town. The women’s race is on the Saturday April 26 and the men’s race will take place the following day.

The flat Cape Town course is certain to feature some fast racing. Gomez seems inspired by the promise of a speedy day, “It’s going to be a very fast race with both the Brownlees (Alistair and Jonathan) in action. Competing against them never gets boring. They are the best rivals I have ever had. They have no weak points. But also keep in mind that the gap between the three of us and the next group is not that big. Mario Mola won two World Cup events this season, Richard Murray is a super strong athlete and he has had some chances. If you want to win an ITU race, you have to be 100 per cent.”

For more info and to follow the race this weekend: www.capetown.triathlon.org