The Washington Post

Britain’s Alistair Brownlee won gold in the men’s triathlon and his younger brother Jonathan took bronze, thrilling the home crowd in Hyde Park. The older Brownlee finished in 1 hour 46 minutes 26 seconds. Spain’s Javier Gomez finished 11 seconds back to take the silver. The top American finisher was Hunter Kemper, who took 14th […]

Slovakia’s Richard Varga led the Olympic men’s triathlon after the swim portion, emerging from the water in 16 minutes 56 seconds with Spain’s Javier Gomez close behind in 17:00. Britain’s Brownlee brothers, crowd favorites, followed the leaders by just seconds. Jonathan Brownlee, 22, stood in fourth place entering the bike portion of the race in […]

  • Aug 7, 2012
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Nicola Spirig of Switzerland won the gold medal in a photo finish, edging Lisa Norden of Sweden at the tape at the finish of the third phase, the run, in Hyde Park. Both triathletes were credited with times of 1 hour 59.48 seconds. Erin Densham of Australia took the bronze, just two-hundredths of a second […]