16 Sep 2013

Gomez wins triathlon world title again

6:20 am on 16 September 2013

Javier Gomez has won his third triathlon world title, outsprinting defending champion Jonathan Brownlee of Britain in the series finale in a wet London.

The 30-year-old Spaniard, third in the standings entering the final race, took full advantage of an ankle injury that foiled world champion Alistair Brownlee's hopes of a repeat triumph on the same course that he lifted the Olympic gold 13 months ago.

However, he still had to deal with younger brother Jonathan, the man he edged for Olympic silver last year and an opponent he knows inside out after seasons of fighting it out for the podium slots.

Ryan Sissons was the best placed New Zealander in 22nd place.