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Gomez wins world triathlon title

September 15, 2013

LONDON (AP) — Javier Gomez of Spain won the men’s world triathlon title for a third time after winning the Grand Final race in London on Sunday.

Gomez overtook Jonathan Brownlee of Britain in a sprint finish in Hyde Park to win in 1 hour, 48 minutes and 16 seconds.

Brownlee broke away with 200 meters to go in front of his home crowd. But Gomez produced a stunning comeback to snatch victory by just one second.

Brownlee finished second in the overall standings, ahead of Mario Mola of Spain.

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee’s older brother, had the lead in the standings before the Grand Final. But he was hampered by a lingering Achilles injury and finished 52nd.

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