Mola marvelous in Yokohama

Mario Mola took his third straight win at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama thanks to a brilliant run, putting him atop the WTS series standings.

| May 12, 2018 | NEWS

Mario Mola runs his way to his third straight WTS Yokohama win.

Mario Mola runs his way to his third straight WTS Yokohama win.

Photo >Delly Carr | ITU

Three times is definitely the charm for Mario Mola when it comes to racing in Yokohama - the Spaniard took his third straight title in Japan thanks to a bold move early in the run that pulled him clear of a huge pack and allowed him to cruise to his first WTS win of the year.

Mola enjoyed one of the best swims of his career, coming out of the water with a huge pack that trailed super-swimmer Richard Varga (SVK) out of the water. A huge pack of over 40 cruised through the 40 km bike, setting up a 10 km foot race out of T2. Mola made his move early in the run and no one could match him.

“That was probably one of the best swims I have ever had, I am so happy with that. It really makes the race completely different,” Mola said. 

“It was one of those things that you only do once you are in the race and you see people around you," he said of his breakaway move on the run. "I was feeling good, I was feeling strong, so I decided to push from the beginning and see what happens.”

Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) and Fernando Alarza (ESP) battled for the runner up spot with Birtwhistle taking the silver medal in the sprint.

ITU World Triathlon Yokohama | Men

May 12, 2018 | Yokohama, Japan

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Mario Mola

ESP

1:44:59

0:17:35

0:56:10

0:29:52

2

Jacob Birtwhistle

AUS

1:45:40

0:17:40

0:56:02

0:30:31

3

Fernando Alarza

ESP

1:45:51

0:17:35

0:56:10

0:30:39

4

Tyler Mislawchuk

CAN

1:46:10

0:17:30

0:56:12

0:31:03

5

Bence Bicsak

HUN

1:46:11

0:17:45

0:56:01

0:31:00

6

Rostislav Pevtsov

AZE

1:46:13

0:17:47

0:55:58

0:30:57

7

Ryan Bailie

AUS

1:46:15

0:17:41

0:56:01

0:31:09

8

Sam Ward

NZL

1:46:18

0:17:37

0:56:08

0:31:06

9

Luke Willian

AUS

1:46:22

0:17:39

0:56:09

0:31:10

10

Vincent Luis

FRA

1:46:23

0:17:29

0:56:12

0:31:15

11

Antonio Serrat Seoan

ESP

1:46:24

0:17:40

0:56:02

0:31:10

12

Simon Viain

FRA

1:46:37

0:17:39

0:56:10

0:31:25

13

Pierre Lecorre

FRA

1:46:41

0:17:32

0:56:11

0:31:33

14

Morgan Pearson

USA

1:46:44

0:17:35

0:56:20

0:31:28

15

Dorian Coninx

FRA

1:46:51

0:17:33

0:56:10

0:31:39

16

Alois Knabl

AUT

1:46:55

0:17:36

0:56:03

0:31:45

17

Matthew McElroy

USA

1:46:57

0:17:42

0:56:03

0:31:47

18

Grant Sheldon

GBR

1:46:57

0:18:00

0:56:41

0:30:46

19

Aaron Royle

AUS

1:47:03

0:17:33

0:56:10

0:31:48

20

Dmitry Polyanskiy

RUS

1:47:15

0:17:27

0:56:18

0:32:01

21

Andreas Schilling

DEN

1:47:27

0:17:39

0:56:04

0:32:10

22

Matthew Hauser

AUS

1:47:33

0:17:28

0:56:23

0:32:23

23

Igor Polyanskiy

RUS

1:47:40

0:17:30

0:56:10

0:32:32

24

Thomas Bishop

GBR

1:47:43

0:17:35

0:56:05

0:32:28

25

Richard Murray

RSA

1:47:47

0:17:51

0:55:54

0:32:37

26

Justus Nieschlag

GER

1:47:51

0:17:36

0:56:03

0:32:43

27

Irving Perez

MEX

1:47:56

0:17:41

0:56:06

0:32:41

28

Lukas Hallaus

AUT

1:47:57

0:18:13

0:56:31

0:31:47

29

Richard Varga

SVK

1:47:58

0:17:25

0:56:18

0:32:45

30

Tamás Toth

HUN

1:48:05

0:17:43

0:55:59

0:32:54

31

Sylvain Fridelance

SUI

1:48:14

0:17:32

0:56:14

0:33:03

32

Makoto Odakura

JPN

1:48:15

0:17:41

0:56:04

0:33:02

33

Wian Sullwald

RSA

1:48:23

0:17:52

0:56:57

0:32:09

34

Jumpei Furuya

JPN

1:48:28

0:17:36

0:56:12

0:33:19

35

Gábor Falsum

HUN

1:48:39

0:17:37

0:56:09

0:33:30

36

Shogo Ishitsuka

JPN

1:48:45

0:17:35

0:56:11

0:33:29

37

Andrea Salvisberg

SUI

1:49:10

0:17:31

0:56:11

0:34:01

38

Crisanto Grajales

MEX

1:49:26

0:17:56

0:56:42

0:33:13

39

Joao Silva

POR

1:49:35

0:18:18

0:56:27

0:33:18

40

Yuichi Hosoda

JPN

1:49:38

0:17:49

0:57:04

0:33:22

41

Ilya Prasolov

RUS

1:50:14

0:17:49

0:56:53

0:34:02

42

Jonas Schmoburg

GER

1:50:23

0:17:33

0:56:07

0:35:16

43

Adrien Briffod

SUI

1:50:33

0:17:38

0:56:56

0:34:33

44

Kevin McDowell

USA

1:50:49

0:17:36

0:57:04

0:34:34

45

Andrey Bryukhankov

RUS

1:51:03

0:17:36

0:57:09

0:34:47

46

Stefan Zachaus

LUX

1:51:29

0:17:37

0:56:07

0:36:20

47

Marc Austin

GBR

1:52:16

0:17:45

0:56:24

0:36:36

48

Ryousuke Maeda

JPN

1:52:35

0:17:44

0:56:00

0:37:28

DNF

Henri Schoeman

RSA

DNF

0:17:38

0:56:05

0:00:00

DNF

Gustav Iden

NOR

DNF

0:18:40

0:56:01

0:00:00

DNF

Kristian Blummenfelt

NOR

DNF

0:17:39

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Eli Hemming

USA

DNF

0:17:43

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Jelle Geens

BEL

DNF

0:17:41

0:59:09

0:00:00

DNF

Matthew Sharpe

CAN

DNF

0:17:34

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Bob Haller

LUX

DNF

0:17:51

0:56:46

0:00:00

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