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Javier Gomez of Spain wins triathlon worlds

 Spain's Javier Gomez reacts on the podium after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2...
 Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, right, and Spain's Javier Gomez, left, run across the historical Chain Bridge of Budapest, Hungary during the fina...
 Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee crosses the finish line as he wins the Hungarian leg of the Elite men triathlon World Championship in Budapest, Hun...
 Spain's Javier Gomez reacts after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo...
 Spain's Javier Gomez shows his trophy after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010....

Hungary Triathlon World Championship

Spain's Javier Gomez reacts on the podium after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2...

Hungary Triathlon World Championship

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, right, and Spain's Javier Gomez, left, run across the historical Chain Bridge of Budapest, Hungary during the fina...

Hungary Triathlon World Championship

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee crosses the finish line as he wins the Hungarian leg of the Elite men triathlon World Championship in Budapest, Hun...

Triathlon World Championship

Spain's Javier Gomez reacts after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo...

Hungary Triathlon World Championship

Spain's Javier Gomez shows his trophy after winning the Elite men triathlon World Championship series in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010....

Javier Gomez of Spain won the triathlon world championship on Saturday, finishing second behind Alistair Brownlee of Britain at the Budapest event.
Steffen Justus of Germany came third in the race and second in the championship. Teammate Jan Frodeno, the standings leader before the final race of the season, was 41st to finish fourth overall behind Brad Kahlefeldt of Australia.
Brownlee and Gomez pulled ahead of the field during the last stage of the race. Brownlee, the defending world champion, finished in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 26 seconds to beat the Spaniard by 4 seconds.
"The second championship feels even better than the first," said Gomez, who also won in 2008. "I had to fight so hard for it today. I would have loved to win today's race as well, but winning the world title was the goal, so I couldn't be happier."
Brownlee, who missed the start of the season, was thrilled with his result.
"This feels great, especially after starting off the year with an injury," Brownlee said. "I felt pretty comfortable at the start of the run, but I was really suffering at the end. Javier pushed me really hard and he's a very worthy champion."
After swimming 1,500 meters in the chilly waters of the Danube River, the triathletes rode 40 kilometers on bicycles and ran 10 kilometers on a slippery, rain-drenched course centered on the Chain Bridge, Budapest's oldest span across the river.
Forty-nine of 77 competitors finished the race.
The women's race is on Sunday.


Updated : 2020-12-03 00:28 GMT+08:00