Mario Mola celebrates as he crosses the line at the ITU WTS Grand Final in Cozumel.
March 2, 2017 | PERSONALITY|
It is a finish that will go down in history. To win the WTS world title, Jonathan Brownlee had to win the race and Mario Mola had to finish out of the top four. With just a few hundred meters to go Brownlee, who was in the lead, collapsed. His brother Alistair, who was running just behind Henri Schoeman in third, stopped to help his brother across the line.
Richard Murray, who was in fourth, stopped at the finish line to wait and see if he needed to give his spot to training partner Mario Mola. Once he found out Jonathan Brownlee hadn't won the race, he jumped over the line just ahead of Mola.
Mola would take his first WTS world series title in what will go down as one of the most memorable finish lines ever.