Great Britain's Jonathan Brownlee and Australia's Ashleigh Gentle claimed the victories at the seventh running of the Beijing International Triathlon.
Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee and Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle claimed the victories at the seventh running of the Beijing International Triathlon in China.
Brownlee put together a 17:18 swim, a 57:31 bike, and a 32:52 run to claim the win in 1:51:37. Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt finished second just nine seconds later, with South Africa’s Henri Schoeman rounding out the podium 12 seconds after that.
“Oh I have missed that feeling,” Brownlee—who’s had a tough year—wrote on Twitter. “Nice to feel good in a race and to win the @Beijing_Tri this morning.”
Gentle’s day was made up of a 19:34 swim, a 1:04:29 bike, and a 37:35 run to take the victory in a convincing 2:05:55. Great Britain’s Non Stanford finished in the runner-up spot at 2:07:52, with fellow Brit Lucy Hall claiming third in 2:09:12.
2018 Beijing International Triathlon
Beijing, China – Sept. 23, 2018
1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
1. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 1:51:37
2. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 1:51:46
3. Henri Schoeman (RSA) 1:51:58
4. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1:54:08
5. Ben Kanute (USA) 1:54:09
1. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) 2:05:55
2. Non Stanford (GBR) 2:07:52
3. Lucy Hall (GBR) 2:09:12
4. Barbara Riveros (CHI)
5. Radka Vodickova (CZE)