Saturday in Edmonton proved to be redemption day for one of the legends of the sport: Jonathan Brownlee (GBR). After quite a disappointing season with three WTS appearances and none of them finishing is positions that he is used to, the double Olympic medallist showed up in Edmonton ready to prove that he is still one of the favorites every time he lines up in the start of a race. And this time, the younger Brownlee delivered. Along with him on the podium were Mario Mola (ESP), back in form and ready to keep the fight for the World Title open, and Marten Van Riel (BEL), stepping on the WTS podium for the first time in his career.
“I knew I could do it,” Brownlee said of the victory. “I knew I was doing well in training; I was just having bad luck after bad luck. It’s been tough but I finally won something. The swim was great and on the bike we really committed. On the run I was actually faster than I thought, and I felt really good. I’d be lying to say that it doesn’t hurt when people say he’s past it. But I know from my training that I am fit and I still believe I can have my best racing in the year to come. I am getting there now… It’s about time.”
Read the complete race recap and results here and then enjoy these images from photographer Wagner Araujo.