Today we have been able see the expected debut of the double Olympic and world champion 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 loser was going to be the British since he surely would have come out on top in the water with an advantage over his opponents.
In the cycling sector, Bronwlee has always been in leading positions, although unlike Bryan McCrystal who reached the lead at 100 km and was the first to reach T2 with 11:20 of advantage over the German Markus Thomschke and 16:56 on Alistair Brownlee.
In the foot race we could see how the Briton gradually traced the differences over his rivals, to catch up with Thomschke at kilometer 20 of the race and McCrystal at 30.
From there Brownlee was leaving the Irish behind to go for the victory. With 4 kilometers to go, the advantage was already 3:36. In the last kilometers the Briton was losing time with respect to McCrystal, he was seen with pain in his legs and running very stuck.
Finally, Alistair Brownlee He claimed victory in his distance debut 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 won victories in sprint distances, Olympic, a second place in middle distance and now the victory in distance 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 European Triathlon Champion over Olympic distance. He previously participated in the World Cup of Cagliari, on sprint distance, where he also got the victory
Alistair, with his participation in ITU sprint and Olympic tests, had hinted that he was preparing his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but now with this victory we will have to wait to see what he decides as he has all the options open.