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Having another best run of the season, Spaniard Mario Mola had a blistering come-from-behind performance to become the victor for the fourth time this season after his win at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal. Leaving the second transition with a deficit of over a minute, Mola flipped on his switch to chase down Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt, who led for the entire leg until the final kilometer of the race when the Spaniard took control.
Blummenfelt then finished with the silver. His valiant effort was showcased from start to finish. He led a breakaway on the bike, which aided him in being the front man on the run for nine kilometers until just before the finish when he was caught by Mola. The silver was added to his collection of three WTS podiums this season.
Finishing off the podium was Aussie Jacob Birtwhistle, who once again came through in the final meters of the race to weed off Richard Murray (RSA) to take the bronze medal and earn his third podium of the season.
2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
Aug. 26, 2018
1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
1. Mario Mola (ESP) 1:47:46
2. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 1:48:02
3. Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) 1:48:28
4. Richard Murray (RSA) 1:48:36
5. Andreas Schilling (DEN) 1:48:57