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Brownlees 1st, 3rd in Hamburg triathlon

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.

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— Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee won his first world series triathlon of the year with a late sprint to head off Vincent Luis of France by two seconds on Saturday.

Alistair's brother, Jonathan, was third, five seconds back.

Meanwhile, Gwen Jorgensen of the United States became the first triathlete to win four successive world series races.

The British brothers were slow out of the 750-meter swim, but caught the leaders on the cycle stage, and led off on the five-kilometer run with Luis, and series leader Javier Gomez of Spain.

Gomez was first to fall away — he finished fourth — and Alistair made his move with 600 meters to go, although Luis came back for his second world series medal, and first since 2012.

Jorgensen had to come from the back of a large, leading group at the start of the run. Halfway through, the group was down to six. With a kilometer left, Jorgensen sprinted away.

She beat second-place Emma Jackson of Australia and third-place Kirsten Sweetland of Canada by six seconds.

"They were really coming for me at the end and I was really scared. I was tired, but I just gave it everything I had," said Jorgensen, who pushed her record number of wins to eight in the five-year-old world series.

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