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Brownlee, Spirig Win European Titles

2012 Olympic gold medalists Alistair Brownlee and Nicola Spirig claimed the Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships over the weekend.

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2012 Olympic gold medalists Alistair Brownlee and Nicola Spirig claimed the Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships over the weekend.

Men’s Race
Brownlee took his fifth victory in Kitzbuehel and claimed his third European gold medal on Saturday. Although a big lead pack of 53 athletes entered T2, after a fast transition Brownlee immediately opened up a gap over eight athletes. Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) and Vicente Hernandez (ESP) were the fastest runners of this chase pack and sprinted to silver and bronze, respectively.

Read more: Triathlon.org

Women’s Race
Spirig ran away with her first big win of the season, claiming a fourth European crown after being away from triathlon to become a mom in 2013. Behind her Sophia Saller took silver in her first ever Olympic distance elite race and Annamaria Mazzetti was happy to win her second bronze medal since 2011, after coming fourth last time.

Read more: Triathlon.org