Brownlee's back with a epic win in Edmonton

Jonathan Brownlee returned to the top of a WTS podium with an exciting win at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, holding off a huge charge from Mario Mola for the win.

| July 21, 2019 | NEWS

Jonathan Brownlee holds off Mario Mola for a big win at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton.

Jonathan Brownlee holds off Mario Mola for a big win at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

It's been so long since Jonathan Brownlee's had a top finish that he's had folks back home in Leeds ask if he's still in the sport. He offered an answer to that question with a resounding win today, working hard in a breakaway group on the bike and holding off a huge run by Mario Mola to take his third WTS win here in Edmonton.

WTS series leader Vincent Luis (FRA) led the way out of the water with a small group that had managed to open up a bit of a gap on the rest of the field right on his heels. In that group were American Ben Kanute, Belgium's Marten Van Riel, Australia's Matthew Hauser and Brownlee, who was hanging on to the group by a thread as they sprinted out of the water towards T1.

That group of five managed to open up a gap of 28 seconds by the end of the first of five bike loops, but as the chase group got organized behind them the gap started to shrink. Mola stayed near the front of the group keeping the pace moving as the lead shrunk towards the end of the bike - by the time they hit T2 the lead was down to about 20 seconds, setting up an exciting 5 km run for the finish line.

Through the first of three laps it quickly became apparent that Brownlee would be the man keeping things moving, but he had some company in the form of Van Riel and Luis. Heading into the third lap, though, Luis dropped off the pace and Mola began a huge surge towards the front. At the final turnaround Mola moved himself into second, but Brownlee was still clear and held on to the line for a confidence-inducing win as he heads into the Tokyo test event in three weeks, where a top-three finish will guarantee him another trip to the Olympics. Mola's 14:47 run split was enough to net him third, while Van Riel hung tough for the final spot on the podium.

Name

Country

Overall

750 m Swim

22 km bike

5 km Run

1

Jonathan Brownlee

GBR

0:54:52

0:08:37

0:29:58

0:15:01

2

Mario Mola

ESP

0:54:57

0:09:01

0:29:48

0:14:47

3

Marten Van Riel

BEL

0:55:02

0:08:34

0:30:00

0:15:10

4

Hayden Wilde

NZL

0:55:07

0:09:12

0:29:45

0:14:56

5

Vincent Luis

FRA

0:55:13

0:08:32

0:29:56

0:15:21

6

Morgan Pearson

USA

0:55:19

0:08:53

0:30:02

0:15:07

7

Ben Kanute

USA

0:55:28

0:08:35

0:30:00

0:15:37

8

Fernando Alarza

ESP

0:55:30

0:09:10

0:29:52

0:15:09

9

Tyler Mislawchuk

CAN

0:55:33

0:08:49

0:30:03

0:15:23

10

Alessandro Fabian

ITA

0:55:38

0:08:59

0:29:50

0:15:29

11

Matthew Hauser

AUS

0:55:44

0:08:35

0:29:58

0:15:55

12

Simon Viain

FRA

0:55:48

0:09:13

0:29:39

0:15:36

13

Max Studer

SUI

0:55:50

0:09:04

0:29:47

0:15:41

14

Davide Uccellari

ITA

0:55:55

0:09:07

0:29:49

0:15:38

15

Vasco Vilaca

POR

0:55:56

0:09:20

0:29:47

0:15:34

16

Matthew Sharpe

CAN

0:55:56

0:09:00

0:29:48

0:15:48

17

Irving Perez

MEX

0:55:58

0:09:01

0:29:56

0:15:34

18

Antonio Serrat Seoane

ESP

0:56:00

0:08:57

0:29:57

0:15:46

19

Florin Salvisberg

SUI

0:56:03

0:09:01

0:29:45

0:15:57

20

Tamás Toth

HUN

0:56:09

0:09:05

0:29:53

0:15:51

21

Russell White

IRL

0:56:13

0:09:04

0:29:43

0:16:06

22

Tayler Reid

NZL

0:56:24

0:08:47

0:30:05

0:16:14

23

Wian Sullwald

RSA

0:56:27

0:08:43

0:30:15

0:16:07

24

Aaron Royle

AUS

0:56:31

0:08:52

0:30:15

0:16:07

25

Takumi Hojo

JPN

0:56:45

0:09:08

0:29:48

0:16:26

26

Brandon Copeland

AUS

0:57:04

0:09:14

0:31:04

0:15:29

27

Sylvain Fridelance

SUI

0:57:10

0:09:00

0:30:14

0:16:34

28

Juan Jose Andrade Figueroa

ECU

0:57:11

0:09:11

0:31:10

0:15:35

29

Jonas Breinlinger

GER

0:57:29

0:08:57

0:29:50

0:17:16

30

Adrien Brifford

SUI

0:57:41

0:09:17

0:30:59

0:16:08

31

Gregory Barnaby

ITA

0:57:48

0:09:17

0:31:00

0:16:15

32

Ryan Bailie

AUS

0:57:51

0:09:10

0:31:07

0:16:13

33

Danilo Pimental

BRA

0:57:59

0:09:10

0:31:03

0:16:22

34

Gábor Faldum

HUN

0:58:13

0:09:03

0:30:35

0:17:15

35

Kyle Smith

NZL

0:58:30

0:09:12

0:29:55

0:18:07

36

Edson Gomez Ruiz

MEX

0:58:46

0:09:00

0:31:17

0:17:08

37

Diego Alejandro Lopez Acosta

MEX

0:59:36

0:08:59

0:33:00

0:16:13

38

Ran Sagiv

ISR

0:59:47

0:09:23

0:32:39

0:16:25

39

Zhihang Jiang

CHN

0:59:58

0:09:05

0:31:12

0:18:20

DNF

Javier Gomez Noya

ESP

DNF

0:09:02

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Jacob Birtwhistle

AUS

DNF

0:09:22

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Jelle Geens

BEL

DNF

0:09:03

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Matthew McElroy

USA

DNF

0:09:20

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Stefan Zachaus

LUX

DNF

0:09:08

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Seth Rider

USA

DNF

0:08:53

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Eli Hemming

USA

DNF

0:09:06

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Alexis Lepage

CAN

DNF

0:08:55

0:30:08

0:00:00

DNF

Reinaldo Colucci

BRA

DNF

0:09:17

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Rodrigo Gonzalez

MEX

DNF

0:09:23

0:32:39

0:10:13

LAP

Roberto Sanchez Mentecon

ESP

LAP

0:09:25

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Miguel Arraiolos

POR

LAP

0:09:22

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Matheus Diniz

BRA

LAP

0:09:10

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Robby Webster

USA

LAP

0:09:51

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Miguel Angel Marquez Aleman

MEX

LAP

0:09:20

0:00:00

0:00:00

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