Sunday, June 21, 2009

Alistair on Top of the World

The month of June belongs to Alistair Brownlee. Just last weekend blueseventy athlete Brownlee raced at a sprint distance French Grand Prix. Not even being hospitalized from a dog bite on Saturday night could slow him down. A lead group of a dozen took the swim out hard and maintained their lead through the bike with Brownlee in the hunt. Al moves forward on the run and surged into the lead in the final 400 meters to win victory, stitches and all.

No rest for this champion though. Just today Al competed in Washington DC as part of the ITU World Championship Series. Out of the water Brownlee was in 4th with a small gap.(Fellow blueseventy Athlete Andy Potts made his ITU debut for the year and led the men from the water) The lead pack shrunk to four over the course of the bike leg with a 2:00 lead over the rest of the competition. Brownlee then took the lead on the run and crossed the finish for victory by 12 seconds over Javier Gomez.

Back to back outstanding performances for Brownlee move him to #1 in the ITU World Rankings. Next up for Al are the European Championships on July 5th where he will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with.

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