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© Janos M. Schmidt / ITU Media
Alistair Brownlee crushes Kitzbühel
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Saturday 6th July 2013


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When you’ve got the greatest (well, certainly the fastest…) triathlete in history racing, did anyone really think that adding perhaps the toughest course in ITU history was going to change the result? When that athlete is Alistair Brownlee and lives and trains in the Yorkshire hills, there was only ever going to be a race for second place. “If any course was ever made for me, it was this one” he said after the event.

The race report is quite simple:

There was a 750m swim, Richard Varga – as always – was first out of the water – with Alistair Brownlee and Javier Gomez among those close.

Once the bike went uphill, Alistair danced away on the pedals and out of sight to reach T2 with over a minute lead on Mario Mola.

With a 2.55km, off-road fell running style course, game over., and Brownlee never had to really push the pace to maintain that lead and take his second World Series win of the season.

”It would have been a lot harder race for me today had Jonny been racing!” he said after the win, the younger Brownlee a victim of pre-race food poisoning.

Mario Mola (ESP) took second place with Sven Riederer (SUI) third.

©Janos M. Schmidt / ITU Media

ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel - 6 July 2013
Elite Men - 750m swim, 11.5km bike, 2.5km run

1. Alistair Brownlee, GBR, 55:23
2. Mario Mola, ESP, 56:00
3. Sven Riederer, SUI, 56:46
15. William Clarke, GBR, 58:53
28. Matthew Sharp, GBR, 1:00:30
33. David Mcnamee, GBR, 1:00:59
50. Mark Buckingham, GBR, 1:03:36


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