Brownlee, Jackson earn U23 Worlds titles
Written by: Herbert Krabel
Date: Sat Sep 11 2010
Jonathan Brownlee was one of the first out of the water and was always spotted near the front of the bike until the athletes reached T2. A fast transition catapulted the younger Brownlee in the lead and from there he just continued to get away from all other contenders. Brownlee was able to celebrate well before the finish line and earned the U23 World Championship title.
"I got a five-second lead pretty quickly and once I looked back and didn't see anyone with me, I pushed even harder and was able to make a big gap," said Brownlee. "It definitely wasn't an easy race for me though. I was really hurting by the time I got to the final lap and I didn't get to enjoy the finish until the last few meters."
There was quite a fight for the runner-up position and in the end Kiwi Ryan Sisson managed to get away from the German Franz Loeschke.
"I've been focusing on this race all year long and was really hoping for a podium, so to come out here and win is a dream come true," said Jackson. "I always like to go out of transition hard to see what I can do and today I felt great for the whole run."
Canadian Kirsten Sweetland was chasing hard and pulled away from all other contenders, but could not catch the Aussie. But after an up and down season for the Sweetland, the runner-up spot in Budapest must have been sweet nonetheless. Emmie Charayron from France rounded out the podium.
2010 male Elite World Championship gallery
2010 U23 World Championship gallery
Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Budapest Grand Final
Budapest, Hungary / September 11, 2010
1.5k swim / 40k bike / 10k run
Top 10 U23 men
1. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 1:44:25
2. Ryan Sissons (NZL) 1:44:52
3. Franz Loeschke (GER) 1:44:53
4. Jamie Huggett (AUS) 1:44:55
5. Alessandro Fabian (ITA) 1:45:02
6. Crisanto Grajales (MEX) 1:45:22
7. Vincent Luis (FRA) 1:45:29
8. Richard Murray (RSA) 1:45:33
9. Aurelien Raphael (FRA) 1:45:47
10. Drew Box (AUS) 1:45:51
Top 10 U23 women
1. Emma Jackson (AUS) 1:58:07
2. Kirsten Sweetland (CAN) 1:58:59
3. Emmie Charayron (FRA) 1:59:19
4. Rachel Klamer (NED) 1:59:31
5. Alexandra Razarenova (RUS) 1:59:45
6. Teresa Adam (NZL) 2:00:07
7. Alice Betto (ITA) 2:00:11
8. Fiora Duffy (BER) 2:00:14
9. Lauren Goldstein-Kral (USA) 2:00:18
10. Charlotte Bonin (ITA) 2:00:45
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