Sport in Brief: Brilliant Brownlee on top of triathlon world
Sunday 16 August 2009
Britain's Alistair Brownlee won his fourth successive World Championship Series triathlon in style in London. The 21-year-old from Leeds broke from the leaders before the final lap of the 10km run to win by 10 seconds. The victory puts him top of the rankings after six of the eight legs.
Switzerland's Nicola Spirig won the women's race, leaving behind Sweden's Lisa Norden and British world champion Helen Jenkins in the final 200m.
Crash fails to dent Rossi
World championship leader Valentino Rossi will start on pole for the Czech MotoGP at Brno despite suffering a late crash in qualifying. The Italian defending champion set a fastest lap of 1min 56.145sec, coming home ahead of team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, with Dani Pedrosa third.
Poles pip patched-up GB
Great Britain's injury-ravaged team lost 70-56 to Poland in their first match of the Game On tournament at the O2 Arena last night. Joel Freeland underlined his growing maturity at international level with 16 points and Nick George added 11.
Marosi on target in shoot
Hungary's Adam Marosi won the modern pentathlon World Championship after climbing from fourth place in the run-shoot at Crystal Palace. The Czech David Svoboda took silver and Dmytro Kirpulyansky of Ukraine was third. Britain's Nick Woodbridge came 15th and Sam Weale was 29th.
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