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Bowden and McNamee in Yokohama top ten

Adam Bowden achieved his best ever ITU World Triathlon Series finish in Yokohama, Japan with sixth. David McNamee was just behind in eighth as Portugal’s Joao Silva and Sweden’s Olympic silver medallist, Lisa Norden, took the wins in the last Series event before the Grand Final next month.

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).

Jodie Stimpson was unlucky to puncture on the bike leg, but battled to 18th place. Both Non Stanford and Vicky Holland had stomach problems that forced them to withdraw during the race.

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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Men’s Result
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

Women’s Result
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

 

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