Garmin Triathlete Alistair Brownlee makes it 4 out of 4 in London

Alistair Brownlee wins London

The unstoppable Alistair Brownlee again showed he is the real deal taking his fourth Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series win in four starts in front of an elated home crowd in London, Saturday. The 21- year old raced from the front over the entire 2012 Olympic venue, cruising home in front of an ecstatic home crowd in a time of 1 hour 41 minutes and 50 seconds. In second place was another up and coming athlete in Germany’s Steffen Justus, eight seconds back. In third was New Zealand’s Kris Gemmell, another three seconds back, just beating Sebastien Rank in a sprint across the line.

I can’t quite believe it, I never expected at the start of the season to get a win in Madrid, Washington or Kitzbühel or here,” said Brownlee. “I’ve had a lot of luck on my side, but you’ve got to make the most of it and I think I have. It’s been a great run of results and I hope it continues.”

Entering second transition was some 47 men, the largest bike pack seen this year. But despite his frustrations, out to the front immediately was Brownlee pushing the pace and although a small group was able to stay with him over the first six kilometres, it was not long until it was the series leader on his own, as per usual. The seemingly unstoppable Brownlee once again blew away the field to claim his fourth Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series race this season with a closing 28:43 run split. Tim Don came home 9th in what was his best finish of the season following a tough journey back from injury.  

So with his win, Brownlee solidifies his lead in the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series rankings, maxing out his points total leading into the Grand Final on the Gold Coast of Australia in four weeks time.

Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series
Official Rankings
1st – Alistair Brownlee (GBR) – 3,200 pts
2nd – Maik Petzold (GER) – 2,493
3rd – Steffen Justus (GER) – 2,388
4th – Javier Gomez (ESP) – 2,368
5th – Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) – 2,276

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