Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Brownlee - Triathlon's New Superman

Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain is undeniably one of the most dominant forces in triathlon today.
This past weekend Brownlee made it three for three with a victory at the Kitzbuhel Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series in Austria. He remains undefeated in the series following wins in both Madrid and Washington DC.
Looking strong in the swim, Brownlee exited the water with the leading pack but suffered a setback while transitioning to his bike where he lost a shoe. It was just a matter of minutes before Alistair was back with the lead pack though.
Reminiscent of both Madrid and Washington DC, Brownlee made his move on the run, accelerating past opponents Javier Gomez and Laurent Vidal. He extended his lead to 100 meters, remaining calm and relaxed. Gomez made a move but Brownlee held him off to take victory with Gomez taking second and Vidal in third.
At only 21 years old, Alistair is taking the triathlon world by storm and is the current leader in the ITU World Championship Rankings at the half way point:

2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Rankings
After Race Four of Eight
1. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 2400pts
2. Javier Gomez (ESP) 2368pts
3. Laurent Vidal (FRA) 1963pts
4. Maik Petzold (GER) 1951pts
5. Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1813pts

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