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Alistair Brownlee Breaks Away In Edmonton

Javier Gomez was crowned 2014 ITU World Champion.

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Photos: Paul Phillips/Leslie Knibb/Competitive Image

Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee broke away with two other athletes near the end of the 40K bike ride to establish a minute-plus lead over the other main contenders to start the run. The gap was more than enough for the 2012 Olympic gold medalist as he crossed the finish line in first at 1:48:44. Spain’s Mario Mola and Javier Gomez battled through the final miles of the run, with Mola coming out on top to earn the runner-up spot in the race and on the overall world championship podium. Gomez finished third, securing his fourth ITU world championship title. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) was the fourth finisher across the line, earning the final spot on the overall podium. Jarrod Shoemaker was the top-finishing American in seventh. Complete results.