Mola Upsets Brownlee Double at 2009 ITU Triathlon Junior World Championships

Mola Upsets Brownlee Double at 2009 ITU Triathlon Junior World Championships

By Peter Holmes on 13/09/09 at 5:17 am

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2009 Gold Coast Junior Men

Mario Mola from Spain surged past Jonathan Brownlee late on to deny the Brownlee brothers a historic double following Alistair Brownlee’s senior men’s win at the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championships.

Crossing the line in 54:35, the Spaniard accelerated on the final run lap to take victory, reminiscent of Alistair Brownlee’s deciding move against Spain’s Javier Gomez in yesterday’s elite competition. Jonathan Brownlee was strong enough to hold on to second despite the fast running of Hungary’s Kristof Kiralyhun.

With a large pack of thirty coming together on the bike, title favourite Brownlee was forced to work hard to prevent any breakaways from escaping off the front of the peloton. Once on the run, despite his best efforts, Mola proved to be too strong and the Brit was unable to respond to the large last lap push by the Spaniard.

“I feel really good, the running was great, and although the bike was not good and I did not have a good transition I’m pleased that all my run training worked well and I was able to win,” said Mola.

Audio interviews:
Junior world champion, Mario Mola

Junior world champion, Mario Mola [Spanish]

Junior bronze medallist, Kristof Kiralyhun

Junior Men

1. Mario Mola ESP ES 00:54:35
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR GB 00:54:50
3. Kristof Kiraly HUN HU 00:54:55
4. Kevin Mcdowell USA US 00:55:07
5. Davide Uccellari ITA IT 00:55:10
6. Igor Polyanskiy RUS RU 00:55:13
7. Min Ho Heo KOR KR 00:55:14
8. Andrey Bryukhankov RUS RU 00:55:19
9. Stefan Zachaeus LUX LU 00:55:22
10. Matheus Diniz BRA BR 00:55:25

Find more details about this event - 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast

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