British triathletes rule in Lausanne

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The Independent Online

Great Britain's much-fancied line-up lived up to their billing by taking gold at the Team Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne.

The relay format, which the International Triathlon Union hope will be included in the 2016 Olympics, saw world ranking leaders Helen Jenkins and Alistair Brownlee team up with new sprint world champion Jonny Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson.

Stimpson completed the first mini-triathlon in sweltering conditions before handing over to 21-year-old Jonny Brownlee, who made up a 10-second deficit to send Jenkins away in first place. The Welshwoman extended the lead with a superb swim and the British team were never caught after that, with Alistair Brownlee bringing them home 15 seconds ahead of Switzerland. PA