Triathlon: The Spaniard Javier Gómez has a run. In Yokohama he celebrated his third victory in the World Triathlon Series 2014. The special thing about this race was not the Spaniard's victory, but the rest of the podium. Mario Mola and Richard Murray completed the podium, leaving Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee empty for the first time since 2009.
It was primarily someone else who was responsible for this. New Zealander Tom Davison led strong runners Mola and Murray back to the group around Gómez and the Brownlee brothers on the bike. This had worked out a slight lead during the swim.
As a result, due to the pace dictated by Davison, who finished 40th, no athlete was able to consistently break away. Only in the final run did the Spaniards get serious. Together with Murray, they managed to distance the British brothers over the first few kilometers. Later, the South African also had to let go. Meanwhile, Gómez and Mola gave each other nothing. Only on the home straight did the reigning world champion then show that he had more staying power.
However, Yokohama was not a good place for the only DTU starter. Gregor Buchholz finished the race on the bike.
The results were much clearer for women. Here the American Gwen Jorgensen won with a clear lead over the Japanese Ai Ueda. Agnieszka Jerzyk from Poland was third. The trio also benefited from a fall by Jodie Stimpsons, who fell in the second transition zone and finally had to settle for ninth place. Best German was Hanna Philippin in 16th place.
1. Javier Gómez (Spain) 1:45:31
2.Mario Mola (Spain) 1:45:31
3. Richard Murray (South Africa) 1:46:00
4. Alistair Brownlee (Great Britain) 1:46:27
5. Jonathan Brownlee (Great Britain) 1:46:29
1. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 1:58:38
2. Ai Ueda (Japan) 1:59:14
3. Agnieszka Jerzyk (Poland) 1:59:24
4. Yuka Sato (Japan) 1:59:43
5. Alice Betto (Italy) 1:59:58