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Yokohama has been a happy hunting ground for Bowden. The 30 year old, who trains full time in Loughborough, was seventh on the same course a year ago, and had a solid race that saw him up with the leaders until the pace really intensified on the run.
McNamee built his pace through the run and picked off athletes ahead of him to finish in the top ten for the second time this season. The 24 year old Scot, who trains in Leeds, has had his best ever season since finishing second at the ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships in Beijing last year.
Aaron Harris finished 14th and Phil Wolfe 26th.
Silva’s win over Javier Gomez ensures that Jonathan Brownlee has a buffer of 280 points at the top of the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings. Gomez now needs to win the Grand Final race and rely on Brownlee finishing no higher than fifth in order to become world champion.
Following on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, Lisa Norden featured in another exciting sprint finish in the women’s race. She took the victory over Germany’s Anne Haug. The pair, who train together in an international group, were awarded the same finishing time. Norden now moves up to second in the Series rankings, just 30 points behind Erin Densham (AUS).
The ITU World Triathlon Series finishes in Auckland next month with the Grand Final taking place 19-21 October. The event will be televised live on the BBC Red Button overnight and will be shown on a weekend highlights package on Sunday afternoon, 21 October.
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1. Joao Silva POR 1:48:44
2. Javier Gomez ESP 1:48:57
3. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 1:49:10
6. Adam Bowden GBR 1:49:55
8. David McNamee GBR 1:50:18
14. Aaron Harris GBR 1:51:05
26. Phil Wolfe GBR 1:52:54
DNF Ritchie Nicholls GBR
1. Lisa Norden SWE 1:59:07
2. Anne Haug GER 1:59:07
3. Maaike Caelers NED 1:59:12
18. Jodie Stimpson GBR 2:01:15