8 Aug 2011

British triathletes in hot form as New Zealanders struggle

6:26 am on 8 August 2011

Alistair Brownlee delivered another devastating run for a crushing victory in the London leg of triathlon's world series to stoke up expectation he can repeat the feat when next year's Olympic race is run over the same Hyde Park course.

Britain's Brownlee, the 2010 world champion, controlled the race to finish in one hour 50.09 minutes.

Russian Alexander Bryukhankov was second 25 seconds back with Brownlee's younger brother Jonathan taking third after overhauling Spain's current world champion Javier Gomez with a terrific run.

The victory completed a great weekend for British triathlon after Helen Jenkins won the women's race.

However it wasn't such a good day for the New Zealand athletes with none of the seven strong men's contingent finishing in the top ten, and therefore failing to qualify for London 2012.