Mola Upsets Brownlee Double at 2009 ITU Triathlon Junior World Championships

by Peter Holmes on 13 Sep, 2009 05:17 • Español

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

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Related Event: 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast
09 - 13 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: Junior Men
1. Mario Mola ESP 00:54:35
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:54:50
3. Kristóf Király HUN 00:54:55
4. Kevin McDowell USA 00:55:07
5. Davide Uccellari ITA 00:55:10
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