Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway wins men’s Olympic triathlon

Tokyo, July 26 (EFE).- Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt Monday took the gold in the men’s Olympic triathlon, beating a hot and humid Tokyo morning at the Odaiba Marine Park circuit in the Japanese capital.

The 27-year-old covered the 1,500-meter swim, 40-km bike ride, and 10 km of running in a time of 1:45:04.

Britain Alex Yee, 23, making his Olympic debut, got the silver, taking 11 more seconds to complete the circuit.

New Zealander Hayden Wilde came home with 20 more seconds to take the bronze.

Blummenfelt broke free from Yee and Wilde with about 800m to go and never looked back, crossing the line to win gold.

He became the first person representing Norway to win a medal in triathlon at the Olympic Games. He finished 13th in Rio five years ago.

The Norwegian succeeds Britain Alistair Brownlee, who won the previous two successive Olympic titles in Rio 2016 and London 2012.

Brownlee did not compete in Tokyo. EFE


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