Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Olympian Alistair Brownlee goes in blue and comes out gold!

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee convincingly won their respective races at the British Elite Duathlon Championships held at Prestwold Hall Airfield yesterday (26th April).

2008 Beijing Olympian Alistair Brownlee (and newest blueseventy triathlete to join the ranks) led from the front in the senior men's race, winning by a convincing margin from the impressive Matt Gunby, with Matt Moorehouse in third.

Kat Grimmet continued her fine start to the season, by adding the British Elite title to her National Age Group Duathlon title she won earlier in the month at Emberton Park. However she didn't have it all her own way, Grimmet led after the first run stage but Emma Dews closed her down and passed her during the bike, however Grimmet was strong enough to pull back through on the second run to claim the win. Eimear Mullen rounded out the top three in third.

There was some close racing in the Junior age groups, with Jonathan Brownlee and Sophie Coleman claiming the wins, and in the youths Henry Jarvis won the boys race in a close sprint finish with Will Johnston. Maddy Winzer won the youth girls race by an impressive margin.

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