Today we have been able see the expected debut of the double Olympic champion and the world Alistair Bronwlee in the distance Ironman, where he has achieved victory in the IRONMAN from Ireland
The rain has marked the test. Swimming was suspended
Swimming had to be suspended due to bad weather, so the test consisted of 180 kilometers of cycling and 42 km of running. In principle the great injured was going to be the British as it surely would have come out of the first in the water with an advantage over their opponents.
In the cycling sector, Bronwlee has always been in top positions, although unlike Bryan McCrystal who reached the lead on the 100 km and was the first to reach the T2 with 11: 20 advantage over the German Markus Thomschke and 16: 56 on Alistair Brownlee.
In the race on foot we could see how the Briton was gradually picking up the differences over his rivals, to reach Thomschke on the 20 race mile and McCrystal on the 30.
From there Brownlee was leaving behind the Irish to go for the victory. To lack of 4 kilometers for the goal the advantage was already of 3: 36. In the last kilometers the Brit was losing time with respect to McCrystal, he was seen with pain in the legs and running very stuck.
Finally, Alistair Brownlee got the victory in his debut in the distance with a time of 7: 49: 20. The second classified has been Bryan McCrystal (7: 51: 19) and third Markus Thomschke (7: 58: 46)
The times of Alistair Bronwlee
- 4: 54: 46 in completing the 180 km of cycling (Average of 36,78 km / h)
- 2: 51: 31 in completing the 42 km of running race (Average of 4: 04)
There is no one to stop him this season
Alistair has shown that he is a triathlete of all distances, after his injury, this year he has competed at the highest level and has achieved victories in sprint, Olympic distance, a second place in middle distance and now the distance victory IRONMAN
Alistair, with his second place this year in the IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, got the pass for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Nice in September.
This month the British triathlete has achieved his fourth title of Triathlon European Champion on Olympic distance. Previously he participated in the World Cup of Cagliari, sprint distance, where he also got the victory
Alistair, with his participation in sprint and Olympic ITU events, had hinted that he was preparing his participation in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, but now with this victory we will have to wait to see what he decides as he has all the options open.