Cozumel Men's Series Final Triathlon: World Series


Cozumel Men's Series Final

Ore Oduba presents highlights from the dramatic climax to 2016's World Series in Mexico, where a new men's world champion is crowned.


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And so it all comes down to this, the last race of the 2016 World

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Series, the men's grand final and not only that, it is also the chance

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for Johnny Brownlee to reclaim the world title he last won in 2012. We

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are set for an exciting ride. First let's reflect on a fantastic end to

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the women's season yesterday. Alongside me, Annie, in the

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sunshine, lovely. At the end of it all, a brand-new world champion. It

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was a brilliant event in the end and a worthy champion. She came into the

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event with an advantage leading the Rankins. I really don't think anyone

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thought Duffy would win the title as convincingly as she did yesterday.

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There was Jorgensen battling for that title as well. It was a

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stunning climax to the season. But now onto the men because Johnny

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Brownlee is in second place behind Mario Mola, who has been in pole

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position all year long. But Alistair Brownlee is also out in Cozumel,

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hoping to help his little brother out. We grabbed a word with him. It

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is comprehensively confirmed, he is the finest triathlete we have ever

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seen. I don't like to focus on these titles of the best there has ever

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been. I have set out and achieved more than I ever dream that I could

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achieve and that is what is to me. What is it like going into the grand

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final as a two time Olympic champion? Obviously it is fantastic.

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I'm very proud of that achievement. I think about it probably every day,

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but also it's nice to be back racing. I love racing, the Olympics

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was a massive hike and it was important to move on and do

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something afterwards. I am happy to be here but I will also be happy to

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relax after this. Reflect on your memories of it. It started almost

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perfectly with a swim in Rio, then on the bike I knew we had to ride

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really hard for the last few laps, then it came down to the wrong with

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me and Johnny at the end. It was a fantastic day, a race that might

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almost perfectly the plant. Four years of work, years of being up at

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night worrying about an injury. It was fantastic to be able to pull it

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off, and quite a lot of emotion there as well. Outstanding once

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again, Alistair Brownlee as he was four years ago, history made.

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Is there a possibility we won't see you in Tokyo to defend your title?

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There is a possibility. I have done three Olympics, won twice, I have

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achieved more than I ever dream of achieving, and to be honest before

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the Olympics I was focused on moving on and doing iron man in the next

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four years. But the Olympics is a massive carrot and it would be

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difficult not to be in Tokyo. This year, you are not able to finish on

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the overall podium, but Jonny can, how do you feel about that? If he

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had chosen his races better, he would be closer to winning the world

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title. It is not a likely outcome but it would be fantastic to see him

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race really well. He looked fantastic in Edmonton and I think

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indefinitely can definitely win here this weekend under any conditions.

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That said, we will do all we can to help him win the title this weekend.

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It's only natural that if your brother is in the race, you would

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help each other along. I don't think there is any secret our tactics are

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to get out of the swim at the front and ride as hard as we can on the

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bike for the first few laps. That is a tactic, and that is what we will

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try to do. Britain's double Olympic champion and easily the best this

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country has ever seen. The question is, has he got it in him to last

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another four years? There will be part of his competitive side that

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would like another gold medal but he would also want to set himself new

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challenges. He has mentioned the Ironman challenge previously. The

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other question is does he want to help his little brother win a gold

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medal, but Jonny Brownlee has the talent in his own right to win a

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gold medal. My gut instinct is we will see Alistair Brownlee trying

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something new. He is the kind of guy that can turn his hand to pretty

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much anything and succeed, sickening when you think about it, but what

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about that rivalry between Brownlee and Gomez. Where do you think that

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will go? It is an interesting one because Gomez now at the age of 34

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is probably, I would say without doubt that was his last Olympics. He

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has a proven record over the Ironman distance, and I think Gomez would

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like to go along, as would Alistair. That would be food for thought,

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seeing them race the Ironman distance together. Talking of

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partnerships, it doesn't get better than Alistair and Jonny. We will

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talk about the race in a minute and see them go toe to toe, but what

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have they done for the sport of triathlon? They have put the sport

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on the map, and I don't think we have ever seen so many participants

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taking part in triathlon is around the world, and I have to say a big

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part of that has come from the floor and around the world seeing the

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Brownlee Brothers racing. It has been important for the growth of the

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sport in this country. Absolutely, but they have some business to sort

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out here in Cozumel, and Alistair, despite his success, cannot win this

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series from here so he will have a very different motivation in Mexico.

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Yes, he cannot run for the title. He's obviously out here to do well,

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to potentially win the race, but most importantly to support his

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brother, and we know that when they are raising together they are much

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stronger unit. Jonny Brownlee will have to work hard to beat the

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Spaniard, Mario Mola. That is as good a time as any to check in on

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the standings. There are only four people who stand a chance of making

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it to the podium. Mola improved on his score in Edmonton by finishing

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second behind Jonny Brownlee. Fernando Alarza triumphed in Cape

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Town in April. And keep an eye out for the Frenchman Pierre Le Corre,

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sure to be challenging for the title in the next few years. But now we

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are focusing on the present, and it is down to two men, Jonny and

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Alistair Brownlee. He is the driving seat of the World Series now. It is

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not easy and these guys are really tough to beat. If I want to become

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world champion, I have got to come first or second and Mario has got to

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have an average day. He has not really had many average days. I will

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start the race as I do every single one, we will see what happens. How

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was it to top the podium last time in Edmonton? Edmonton was amazing.

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It's the first time I have won race in a long time. You can get good at

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coming second or third and not knowing how to take it to the next

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step, and the crucial moments in the race what you need to do. In

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Edmonton I went for it. I was impressed by how well Jonny raced,

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it showed he is in good form, that's no surprise, he is a great athlete

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so it is time to move on. We have a very good relationship out of the

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race, and in the race of course each one tries to the best. Mario is

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someone I have raced against throughout my whole triathlon

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career. He is a very good runner, that is his strength. He's probably

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the quickest when he is out there. His weakness the swim. If I can

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expose him at that early stage and he cannot catch up, hopefully I will

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have the advantage, but if we start the run together in conditions like

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this, he will be very difficult to beat. I hope my early years in my

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yorker got me adapted to these conditions, hot and humid

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conditions, but I guess it is just trying to adapt as best as possible.

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I have done everything I possibly can to be ready for the heat but it

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is difficult for Yorkshireman! How good is it to have Alistair back

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here? He goes the same way as I do, take out the swim very hard, go on

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the bike hard and hopefully get a group awaits. He is the key ally to

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do that. Jonny and Alistair racing together, they make the race happen

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and they make it very tough but I have got to focus on first doing my

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race, then see what happens with Jonathan because he is the one going

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to the title. At the end of the day, if Alistair wins the race and I have

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still got the title, I am happy with that. My main aim this year was the

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Olympic games, where is Mario wants to win the world title. Maybe that

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pressure might play on him a little bit. I don't see it as trying to get

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something I didn't get in Rio, it is just a new opportunity to do well.

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If I become world champion and end the season with that and an Olympic

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medal, it will be the icing on the cake. On Sunday we will both try to

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win the race, but having guys with that aim and that goal makes the

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race bigger and more interesting. We talk about the rivalry between Gomez

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and Alistair Brownlee quite a lot, but the head-to-head between Mario

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Mola and Jonny Brownlee is really hard and it is Jonny who has the

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better record. That's right, they have raced 30 times and Jonny

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Brownlee has won 23 of those races so he has a psychological advantage

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over Mola. How much would Mola like to emulate Gomez. He has been on

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this podium for the last three years and to go one further would be huge

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for him, wouldn't it? Yes, the Olympics for Mario Mola, who has

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been in such great form, was really disappointing. He came away with

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nothing, so the world title here would be amazing for him. And the

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conditions might suit the Spaniard. The conditions will definitely suit

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Mario Mola over Jonny Brownlee. Jonny is very vocal about the fact

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he doesn't like it so hard but he has his brother here to support him

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and that will help. But Mario Mola will thrive in the conditions.

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Speaking of the brother, Alistair has already given the Brownlee

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household a huge major title this year, how good would it be if Jonny

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could add another title? It would be outstanding of course.

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He has an incredible support network. Richard Varga is expected

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to push things on in the swim. He is the key in that trio. They're

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training partners in Leeds and Varga plays a significant role, because he

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is an outstanding swimmer and the Brownlee brothers are some of the

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few who can go with him on swim. And they work together on on the bike

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together. Now your course guide to Cozumel. Where else to start than at

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the sea. Unlike at Rio, there is no sandy beach and the athletes will

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enter the water by diving off this pontoon. After a 1,500 metre loop

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around the shore, they swim into the marina and into transition 1. While

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the sea should be calm. At around 30 degrees Celsius, it will not be what

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you call refreshing! Out of the water and into the saddle for a 40

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kilometre bike ride. Eight laps around the course, which including

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three hairpin bends and these tricky cobbles. The temperatures are well

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into the 30s and humidity of 90%. The athletes will need every ounce

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of energy for the last run. Four laps of two and a half kilometres.

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Expect to see a good few athletes fall to their knees crossing the

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finishing line. But for one man and one woman the pain will be Port it

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as they're crowned world champion. From what we have seen of the

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course, including in the whip's race, what -- women's race, who do

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you think it will suit. It will suit Mario Mola. The Brownlees like a

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hill and there are no hills. The swim will be tricky for Mola. We

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won't see the athletes exiting the water. It will sues Mola. There are

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some other international racers that will have a point to prove, such as

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Richard Murray. No one will forget him being disqualified in Hamburg.

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He was beaten by his countryman in Rio. He finished in fourth. He comes

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with a real purpose and wants to prove himself here in Cozumel. What

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about the British contingent. There are another couple who will want to

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finish strongly. Adam Baden is doing well. Tom Bishop had a good race in

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Edmonton. And we have got Adam Bowden and Tom Bishop. Thank you for

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your thoughts. We will hear more in commentary. But we are all set. The

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men's grand final, the last race of 2016 world triathlon series.

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COMMENTATOR: Here is the start. Alistair Brownlee has No 18 and Tom

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Bishop is 36. Final count down for the final race. On the international

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triathlon world series. They're ready to race in Cozumel and they're

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away. The massed start. 68 elite triathletes get going for the final

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time in 2016 and it could be messy. One or two already getting bumped

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out of position. Nobody will hold anything back during this swim.

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Because the world title is on the line and that was a vicious start.

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Some of the guys got pushed physically out of their racing line.

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We will keep an eye on the the early stages here. Air temperature 33.3.

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Water temperature look at that - almost as hot as the air - 29

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degrees and we expect 90% humidity. Yes it will feel very hot on the

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bike. At the moment they're in the water and that is warm for the

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athletes. That he will be used training in lore pool temperatures.

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On the left that is where the Brownlee brothers took off. Didn't

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see Richard Varga, their training partner, we would expect to see him

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at the front of swim. An interesting start. I have never seen anything

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like that in a straight line and they're clambering on each other.

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Aurelien Raphael is one to watch in the swim. The Brownlee brothers

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won't be too far behind. From Mola's perspective, he needs a good swim.

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That is something he failed to deliver in the Olympics. The rank

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rgs fightish between -- the rankings are tightish between them. Only

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Alarza that could do any damage at the top of the rankings. But Mola

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the man to beat. I sense the conditions will suit him. The swim

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is crucial and Mola will have to have the swim of his life and

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Aurelien Raphael finished in fifth, one of his best positions so far. M

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Mola -- Mario Mola, he will need to finish on the podium to win. The

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Alistair Brownlee factor is another element. Alistair can't win the

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world title. He may well be racing with the purpose to assist his

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brother in Jonny's quest to win the world title. If Alistair can play a

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part in pushing Jonny to the top of the podium and taking the world

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title, that he would do for the second #250i78, Alistair will have

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no hesitation in helping his younger brother. Alistair's only race, he

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raced three times in the Gold Coast, when he had a disastrous race, but

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got that out of his system and went on to win the Leeds and Stoke mope

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race before -- Stockholm race before retaining his Olympic medal. He is

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not a contender for the title and it is possible he is here today to help

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his little brother along and see if he can give him a leg up on to the

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top of the podium. The key for the quest for Mario Mola to win the

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title is that he has a good swim and suspect too far off the pace. If

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Mario Mola finds himself in the second group which separates from

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the leaders as the cycle stage unfolds, then he, despite his proven

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running capabilities will struggle to match the Brownlees over the

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10,000 metres run if they're in the front pack. All this is the

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conjecture at the moment. Mola could be in the leading group. All will be

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revealed when they come out of the water. It will be around a 17 minute

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swim. That is a quick, quick time. I thought they were pushing the pace.

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It will be under 17 minutes by world triathlon series that is a fast

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time. 1,500 metres in the water is done and it looks like the Frenchman

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Aurelien Raphael and the Brownlees second and third. Bishop is up

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there. No sign of name Mario Mola just yet.

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He came out about 25 seconds slower than Raphael. Raphael, the big

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French mavn Frenchman on the right. The brothers, good tactics for them.

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They're first out of water. Arriving in transition together. So far, so

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good. Tactics for the brothers have paid off so far and they're on their

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way clear of their training partner, Richard Varga. Mola is coming in now

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to his bike. Mola has got work to do. There is a potentially effective

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working quartet out in front ahead and Mola will have to get to work

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now. Raphael picks it up. We have got six guys which could quickly

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become nine or possibly even 12. Things will develop during this

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first lap. Crucially, we have got the Brownlee brothers away leading

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this race. Sightings of Tom Bishop as well. That was a great swim for

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him. He finished in fifth in Edmonton. Mola being pushed out of

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the way by one of the other athletes. I think struggling to get

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his feet into the pedals. Murray does some great work on the bike.

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But this is one big pack. Somebody has trouble already. Somebody's gone

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to the wheel stop. One of the Swiss athletes I think. He looked like he

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may have had to called it quits already. Here tifs front of the

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field -- here is the front of field, where they're in the early stages of

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their first lap of eight. That is the Bishop trio. Bishop, Billington

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and one other have work to do. They have a group of nine in front of

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them. We could develop into a dozen or so here. Following transition 1,

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Jonathan Brownlee, Pereira and Raphael.

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Varga strangely slow on the swim today. We will keep an eye on the

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Mario Mola position. 21 seconds off the pace after the swim for man who

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hopes to win the world title for the first time today. It is not a bad

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group. I would prefer less on these very tight corners. I counted three

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180 degree turns on eight loops. That is 24 in total. What that can

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do, it can work to a group's advantage or disadvantage, because

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in a big pack, you're slowed up. If you're in a small pack, you will get

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around the corners quicker. Nine guys in total and then a motorcycle

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and then a couple more trying to get involved with the big boys at the

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front. This is is the Brownlee brothers' group of nine. A good

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start. They have got decent distance between themselves and Mario Mola.

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The gap now is from the graphic from the overhead graphic which is

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notoriously unreliable, 27 seconds at the moment. You can see Aaron

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Royle on the back. Salvisberg is there. Three of the

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Olympic medallists are in this front group. Making the turn to

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transition. They're approaching the end of their first lap of eight.

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That is where we will take our count between the leaders and the chasers.

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Salvisberg, we thought he may have pulled up, but he is clear. 40 on

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the left is the American, Gregory Billington. He is sharing the

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workload at the front. They continue down to the water. One or two

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further turns to negotiate before they stop the clock at the end of

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the first lap as they cross through transition for the first time. Tom

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Bishop behind. What a shame he hasn't been able to jump on the back

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of this lead pack. He was five or six seconds down and that is what

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can happen when you have the likes of Brownlee brothers riding like

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they are at the moment. The other athlete in this pack is a

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rare, who did so well in the Olympics when he was way back. This

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is who we have in the first group of nine and the clock is ticking, the

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gap is already 20 seconds and growing. It is a good start as the

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Brownlee brothers attempt to prevent Mario Mola from winning the world

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title and possibly handing it to Jonathan Brownlee. The next group

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are 29 seconds down. Mario Mola is 30 seconds off the pace. And I

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really can't see this pack getting itself together, it is a huge park.

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Basically the rest of the men's field are in this case pack and that

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will make it very hard to make any serious inroads into the Chase Park.

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I don't want to speak too soon but when you have a little part of

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around eight athletes, they will the working a lot more effectively than

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the huge Chase Park. Mola has been the most successful triathlete of

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the season so far, winning in Abu Dhabi, again on the Gold Coast, and

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again in Yokohama, then took the sprint event in Hamburg, and Mario

:31:20.:31:25.

Mola has got a lot of work to do in the searing heat of Cozumel if he is

:31:26.:31:31.

to claim the world title. We are back with the leaders now, Fabian of

:31:32.:31:40.

Italy. High above we have a drone just tailing them down the road. The

:31:41.:31:48.

water of the Caribbean to the top right of your screen, to give you an

:31:49.:31:53.

idea of geography, you can see that in the distance. Fabian still

:31:54.:31:59.

stalking Henri Schoeman. They have had a close call, Schoeman will want

:32:00.:32:04.

to avoid another one. Arrived in Durban, returning from Rio treated

:32:05.:32:10.

like a hero. He became the first man from Africa to lift a triathlon

:32:11.:32:16.

Olympic medal. 38 seconds now, the distance between Jonny Brownlee and

:32:17.:32:23.

Mario Mola. If Jonny Brownlee wins and Mario Mola is for or worse,

:32:24.:32:28.

Jonny Brownlee wins the title. Approaching the end of the second

:32:29.:32:32.

lap and it looks like Alistair is making a concerted effort to lead

:32:33.:32:37.

his brother to the world title. Leaving it all on the line in the

:32:38.:32:40.

early stages of this triathlon this afternoon. Look at him really

:32:41.:32:50.

injecting further pace into the contest. Then he yields, and just

:32:51.:32:57.

let Fabian come through and take it up. Last time they crossed this

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point, the gap to the Mario Mola group was 30 seconds. It may well

:33:08.:33:11.

have grown further now. The leading group of nine holding nothing back,

:33:12.:33:17.

getting quicker and quicker. Now the Mola group, which looks like it is

:33:18.:33:22.

in single file as it comes through the part of the course towards

:33:23.:33:31.

transition. 30 seconds has been and gone, it might be closer to 40 at

:33:32.:33:38.

the end of the second lap. Here we go, 38 seconds, so 38 seconds at the

:33:39.:33:44.

end of lap one, 38 seconds at the end of lap two, a significant dent

:33:45.:33:53.

done to Mario Mola's quest to win the world title. Mario can come from

:33:54.:33:58.

a long way back and still get on the podium but his task is being made

:33:59.:34:06.

tougher and tougher lap by lap. The pace is unrelenting and the workload

:34:07.:34:11.

is being evenly shared. Jonny is at the back, Alistair won in front of

:34:12.:34:16.

him, then next up Henri Schoeman. Billington is taking his turn, then

:34:17.:34:20.

his wings out to his right, and Raphael comes through and goes. He

:34:21.:34:27.

takes his turn, does the work on two wheels as well. Salvisberg of

:34:28.:34:35.

Switzerland is in that park as well, he has a lot of experience. There is

:34:36.:34:45.

the penalty box, hopefully it won't be used, but you never know. The

:34:46.:34:51.

slide infringement with the clothing, not hitting the line or

:34:52.:34:58.

some penalty picked up by the judges could mean a ten second or 15

:34:59.:35:08.

seconds standing stop later. They are roared through transition. Jonny

:35:09.:35:21.

Brownlee is attempting, with his brother's help, and the help of the

:35:22.:35:27.

rest of this group, to deny Mario Mola his world title today.

:35:28.:35:33.

Basically, if Jonathan wins and Mario is not on the podium, Jonathan

:35:34.:35:39.

will be crowned World Series triathlon champion, as Flora Duffy

:35:40.:35:45.

was yesterday for Bermuda. The group well spread as they come into the

:35:46.:35:56.

end of the third lap now. It is 46 seconds, so from 30 seconds at the

:35:57.:36:02.

end of one, the 38 seconds at the end of lap two, stretched now by

:36:03.:36:07.

another eight seconds to 46 seconds, and we are not even at halfway on

:36:08.:36:13.

the cycle stage yet. Great performance by this group of nine at

:36:14.:36:18.

the front. They are approaching the next turn, taking them down towards

:36:19.:36:28.

the end of the fifth lap, and after that it will be just 15 kilometres

:36:29.:36:34.

left on two wheels. The front group of eight, with the Brownlee brothers

:36:35.:36:39.

controlling the momentum of this competition so far, as Alistair

:36:40.:36:43.

attempts to guide Jonathan towards his second, what would be his second

:36:44.:36:49.

world triathlon series title. Unless of course Alistair decides he wants

:36:50.:36:54.

to win this race his self and that could have further bearing on

:36:55.:36:56.

Jonathan 's ability to win the title. I somehow can't see that

:36:57.:37:02.

happening but what will be interesting is that Alistair needs

:37:03.:37:05.

to run well because we need Mola to finish further back down the field,

:37:06.:37:11.

so it is important Alistair gets out there. I can't see him wanting to

:37:12.:37:14.

beat his brother in the race because he knows that every point will help

:37:15.:37:19.

Jonny Brownlee, every point that he is above Mola. There are words being

:37:20.:37:26.

exchanged between the brothers as they conclude the fifth allowed. I

:37:27.:37:31.

wonder if they are thinking if Alistair can take a pacemaker's roll

:37:32.:37:36.

on the run. He can lead transition once they have hung up their bikes

:37:37.:37:41.

and really put a burst in before he can ease off and let Jonny take it

:37:42.:37:47.

home for the win. That could be something that might have come into

:37:48.:37:50.

their tactical planning pre-race. I'm guessing but we will see. It's

:37:51.:37:55.

possible because the brothers likes to work together. Here we have the

:37:56.:38:16.

Chase pack. Russell White racing for Ireland. We got an indication

:38:17.:38:21.

mid-lap there might be further damage done, and the pace doesn't

:38:22.:38:30.

exactly look electrifying from the Wilson led group. It is already more

:38:31.:38:35.

than a minute, that is a huge lap in terms of gains for the Brownlee

:38:36.:38:44.

group and losses for the Mola group. More than a minute down. I didn't

:38:45.:38:50.

see that coming, that is a huge amount they have gained on the fifth

:38:51.:38:58.

lap. 15 kilometres to go. They are just getting a little bit segmented

:38:59.:39:02.

now, not working as well as they were previously. I can see Mario

:39:03.:39:08.

Mola tucked in there, he probably doesn't want to do a lot of work, he

:39:09.:39:14.

will be hoping when he gets off the bike the gap isn't too big and he

:39:15.:39:17.

can run down some of the athletes in the front pack. The Brownlee

:39:18.:39:28.

brothers may have added another ten seconds to their lead, we will get

:39:29.:39:33.

that confirmed in a moment because they are about to complete their

:39:34.:39:43.

sixth lap. What has Jonny got tucked into his suit? It may be an ice

:39:44.:39:48.

pack, we saw that in the women's group yesterday, they were using

:39:49.:39:52.

them to keep their core body temperature down. It is important

:39:53.:39:56.

they get on board a little bit of carbohydrate, they will be burning a

:39:57.:40:00.

huge amount with this heat, the body trying to regulate the temperature

:40:01.:40:06.

of the body. 33.5 degrees here and it is already late in the afternoon.

:40:07.:40:12.

With 90% humidity it feels more like 45 degrees. Six laps down, two laps

:40:13.:40:20.

to go, the clock ticks on, and we wait for the arrival of the Mola

:40:21.:40:26.

group, as the Brownlee group, led at this stage by the French swim

:40:27.:40:33.

specialist Raphael, make their way from transition and outs to start

:40:34.:40:38.

their seventh lap. There was a little more urgency on the faces of

:40:39.:40:48.

the riders here, with the Italian leading them to the conclusion of

:40:49.:41:03.

that sixth lap, Facchinetti. It was when -- a minute and five seconds

:41:04.:41:09.

last time the group reached this stage, I fear it is more like one

:41:10.:41:14.

minute and 15 now, which makes life more and more difficult for Mario

:41:15.:41:18.

Mola. In fact they haven't even hit the carpet yet, and it is one minute

:41:19.:41:26.

ten. It is one minute 15 exactly, so another ten seconds of damage done

:41:27.:41:31.

by Alistair, Jonathan and the rest of that group of eight out in the

:41:32.:41:36.

front. The first lap, 30 seconds, then 38, and it has grown. Laps

:41:37.:41:46.

three and four the only time it has stayed still, 36 seconds at the end

:41:47.:41:52.

of each of those laps. Out to one minute and 15 at the end of lap six,

:41:53.:41:57.

and now they are deep in lap seven and show no sign of slowing down.

:41:58.:42:07.

Yes, these guys do like to have a hard bike. Talking a lot about the

:42:08.:42:10.

heat today and that's probably because it is one of the hottest

:42:11.:42:14.

days they have raced, certainly this year in the triathlon series, and

:42:15.:42:21.

Jonny will need to save a bit for the run. He has been vocal about the

:42:22.:42:25.

fact he prefers the cold to the heat. It was proven in Edmonton,

:42:26.:42:31.

where it was bitterly cold, Jonny got his first triathlon series

:42:32.:42:35.

victory of the season, having had a couple of close ones. Finished third

:42:36.:42:41.

in the Gold Coast, second in Cape Town. Second behind his brother in

:42:42.:42:46.

Leeds, and again in Stockholm. Second behind his brother in the

:42:47.:42:50.

Olympics, then finally got the victory in Edmonton ahead of Mario

:42:51.:42:58.

Mola and Richard Murray two weeks ago. Yes, in the last two World

:42:59.:43:07.

Series, there have only been two other nationalities apart from Great

:43:08.:43:11.

Britain and Spain that have won races, and that was France, and

:43:12.:43:20.

Richard Murray who won Edmonton, otherwise it has been the Brits and

:43:21.:43:23.

Spaniards ruling the triathlon series.

:43:24.:43:44.

Kanute, propping up the race group. Keeping his head down. This is

:43:45.:43:53.

another six seconds this group, who we are following with the drone,

:43:54.:44:02.

have had -- added. There's a few guys at the front of the chase pack

:44:03.:44:06.

who are not working hard, but you come in and out of these terms, of

:44:07.:44:12.

which there are 24 of them, I think it just really slows the pace down

:44:13.:44:15.

but when you are in the smaller pack you can work much more effectively

:44:16.:44:19.

and come in and out of the turns faster. netty, Next time they get to

:44:20.:44:26.

this stage they will be hanging up their bikes. After an hour and

:44:27.:44:33.

almost 7 minutes, of this triathlon, which suggests we have about 48

:44:34.:44:39.

minutes to go, the Brownlee brothers are in command. Alistair, the

:44:40.:44:49.

Olympic champion, Jonny the Olympic silver-medallist, joined by the

:44:50.:45:04.

Olympic bronze-medallist, Shoeman. They're on their way for their final

:45:05.:45:15.

lap as the clock continues to tick down. Great racing from Billington,

:45:16.:45:22.

27 years old, he is the leading American here. He did qualify when

:45:23.:45:27.

he finished in top 10 in the Gold Coast. The first time we have seen

:45:28.:45:34.

him up at the front of the pack in the world series. One more circuit

:45:35.:45:40.

for this group of eight. Still no sign of the chasers in transition.

:45:41.:45:47.

Now they're on their way. Still Wilson at the front. Where is Mola?

:45:48.:45:56.

Mola out the back of this group. He has just gone through two thirds of

:45:57.:46:00.

the way down. Further damage down, it will be closer to 1.25. It is

:46:01.:46:10.

1.26, another eleven seconds damage done. That is the distance between

:46:11.:46:17.

Jonathan Brownlee and Mario Mola. Almost a minute a half, with one

:46:18.:46:23.

more lap on two wheels to come. Mola's quest to win his first world

:46:24.:46:31.

title is unravelling. The question is - how's Mola feeling. Has he got

:46:32.:46:37.

his running legs and who can he run down in that chase pack. It will be

:46:38.:46:43.

hard to run down the Brownlee brothers.

:46:44.:46:56.

Mola has really got his work cut out. The front group of eight are

:46:57.:47:05.

into their last Klimmer the. - kilometre. Mario Mola will want to

:47:06.:47:14.

get there at the front of the group. Then he can attempt to hunt down the

:47:15.:47:19.

leaders without having to slalom through his fellow chase group

:47:20.:47:23.

riders. The leaders are on their final stretch. They have ridden

:47:24.:47:27.

well. They have worked together as a nice group. And they're now heading

:47:28.:47:33.

to transition. For the second time. To complete the 40 kilometre cycle

:47:34.:47:39.

stage. The advantage they had last time over the chasers was a minute

:47:40.:47:46.

and 31 seconds. That was mid lap. Now, the formalities of transition

:47:47.:47:52.

arrive. The bikes are... About to be hung up. The guys are in no Hurry.

:47:53.:48:08.

The Brownlee brothers arrive, leave the shoes attached to the pedals.

:48:09.:48:14.

Alistair arrives, the Olympic champion, front wheel in. Younger

:48:15.:48:20.

brother, Jonny, gets his running shoes on and he is away.

:48:21.:48:31.

Expect to see Fabyan and Raphael lose touch relatively quickly and we

:48:32.:48:42.

will see how Billington copes with the early pace. The run is on. And

:48:43.:48:48.

Jonny Brownlee picks up a couple of bottles. He may head for another

:48:49.:48:53.

one. Four bottles in total. Four Bott billion shower and he has

:48:54.:48:58.

Schoeman for company and Jonny has hit the front. Henri Schoeman

:48:59.:49:05.

second. They're on their way out for their first lap of four. Four laps

:49:06.:49:12.

of 2.5ks each to conclude the final race of season. By the time that is

:49:13.:49:17.

done, we will know who the champion of the world is. Mola has done the

:49:18.:49:23.

smart thing and weaved his way to the front of the chase group. We can

:49:24.:49:31.

see that Blummenfelt dismounting first. The time 1.30 behind the lead

:49:32.:49:40.

group. Mola on the left of screen. He has got himself clear of any

:49:41.:49:51.

danger. Grajales is in good shape. Mola is always good in transition.

:49:52.:49:56.

He is away. He has a minute and 37 seconds to make up and he has 10

:49:57.:50:01.

kilometres in which to do it. It is a tough call for Mario Mola. He has

:50:02.:50:08.

got Geens of Belgium for company and White of Ireland. Murray and Mola

:50:09.:50:16.

could combine forces here. Tom Bishop going through Alarza and

:50:17.:50:21.

Hernandez, two of the other big guns from the Spanish team. Out in front

:50:22.:50:30.

Jonny Brownlee leads, with Henri Schoeman on his shoulder. I would

:50:31.:50:37.

like to see Alistair Brownlee join them. It is important this three

:50:38.:50:46.

work together to stay away from Mo Los la -- Mola. He looked like he

:50:47.:50:52.

meant business. He even had time to pick up his familiar white vizor. He

:50:53.:51:04.

would have had engagement with the media and he went to Beijing to do

:51:05.:51:10.

the race there. So Alistair perhaps feeling the pressure today. You know

:51:11.:51:16.

what, maybe Alistair is positioning himself there, behind Jonathan and

:51:17.:51:22.

Schoeman, maybe he is tactically positioning himself off the front in

:51:23.:51:27.

order to deal with Mola if Mola comes charging through. Maybe he is

:51:28.:51:32.

sort of acting as a shield back there. We will see. Was this could

:51:33.:51:37.

be -- but this could be a tactic they have considered. Or maybe

:51:38.:51:41.

Alistair will regroup and kick on and join in the fun at the front. He

:51:42.:51:46.

is back in third. He looks full of running still, despite the fact that

:51:47.:51:49.

he is four or five seconds off the pace. Mola look like he is cruising

:51:50.:51:56.

along the streets of Cozumel. He is a man on a mission. Alistair looks

:51:57.:52:01.

like, it is difficult to see, but I think he is about to jump on the

:52:02.:52:07.

back of Schoeman there. They're not even a fifth of the way through this

:52:08.:52:15.

run. 10ks in total and they have 8.3 to run. Shortly they will complete

:52:16.:52:24.

the first lap of four. Mola's picked up a running partner in the shape of

:52:25.:52:36.

Ryan Baily of Australia. That is interesting for Mola that Baily is

:52:37.:52:40.

alongside him. He has come from behind. I don't know if that is good

:52:41.:52:53.

or bad for Mola. He wouldn't expect Baily run him down. All three men

:52:54.:53:00.

using every available water station and they are every where around the

:53:01.:53:07.

course. The Brownlee brothers know the importance of keeping cool. We

:53:08.:53:20.

have seen both of them them in different races. It happened to

:53:21.:53:27.

Alistair once in Hyde Park and it was mid 20s. 2010, yes. He has

:53:28.:53:36.

caught his brother. What a confident triathlete Henri Schoeman is after

:53:37.:53:44.

that Olympic bronze. Seems to have given him renewed belief. He has

:53:45.:53:50.

proved he is one of best all-rounders in Rio with that

:53:51.:53:58.

bronze. Here he is taking on v it on with the Brownlees. As the four

:53:59.:54:03.

lapse unfold, we will keep a check on the type difference between the

:54:04.:54:07.

-- time difference between the two main gold medal contenders, the two

:54:08.:54:14.

main title contenders, Jonathan Brownlee and Mario Mola. One hour,

:54:15.:54:24.

22 minutes and 12 seconds at the end of lap one. Schoeman and the

:54:25.:54:31.

brothers out on their own. Running past their bikes. And out on their

:54:32.:54:39.

way to start lap 2. A glance over Alistair's should tore size up the

:54:40.:54:43.

-- shoulder to size up the position of the main opposition. They have a

:54:44.:54:50.

gap of 11 seconds to Fabyan. Billington is a further eight back.

:54:51.:54:56.

The last time we checked on this man's time difference it was under a

:54:57.:55:00.

minute and a half. But Mola had only managed to take three or four

:55:01.:55:07.

seconds out of the brown lease during the first -- Brownlees during

:55:08.:55:12.

the first half of the first lap. Pushing on to transition now, Mario

:55:13.:55:19.

Mola and Richard Murray for company. He has good company, good running

:55:20.:55:27.

ability in this group of five. Already passed a minute. It is going

:55:28.:55:34.

to be closer to 1.20 - something like that. Mola's managing to reduce

:55:35.:55:42.

the deficit. But not by any real significant amount so far. 1.21,

:55:43.:55:50.

Mario Mola is 1.21 behind Jonny Brownlee at the end of the first

:55:51.:55:54.

lap. They have pulled back just ten seconds. It depends on how they're

:55:55.:55:59.

feeling. We saw with Gwen yesterday, how she ran out her normal running

:56:00.:56:04.

style, very fast and we thought she would run her down, but the heat

:56:05.:56:10.

gets to the athletes. 10 seconds? That is a decent amount. But that,

:56:11.:56:14.

you work that out and that is not going to be enough to take this race

:56:15.:56:20.

if this continues at the face and Mario Mola isn't able to increase

:56:21.:56:24.

his pace. Back with the chasing group of five now. Bailie of

:56:25.:56:33.

Australia and Mario Mola, the leader, in danger of seeing his

:56:34.:56:43.

world title slip from his grasp in Cozumel, because Jonathan Brownlee

:56:44.:56:48.

could snatch it from him. He has Henri Schoeman in second and his

:56:49.:56:56.

brother Alistair for company. Three Olympic medallists together deep in

:56:57.:57:00.

the second lap. It is a great sight. It proves that the medals they won

:57:01.:57:05.

in the Olympics in Rio, they're able to do it again here at the grand

:57:06.:57:11.

final. Mola is pushing on again. He is eager to pick up the pace. The

:57:12.:57:15.

other four able to match him each time he goes. We know about Richard

:57:16.:57:22.

Murray's running abilities. And Grajales seems to be thriving in the

:57:23.:57:30.

heat in his home race. Ryan Bailie is in good shape as well. Getting to

:57:31.:57:36.

half way. So with two laps down and two to go, they will have five

:57:37.:57:42.

kilometres left to run. But the business end of the hat weather --

:57:43.:57:51.

hot weather triathlons can often produce the surprise, dramatic

:57:52.:57:54.

moments when triathletes just run out of reserves, blow up in the

:57:55.:57:58.

heat. There is real pace about the Mola group with the setting sun

:57:59.:58:05.

behind. But the heat is not leaving. It is... Absolutely roasting out

:58:06.:58:13.

there this evening. Mola pulling his running partners along here. They

:58:14.:58:19.

managed to take a few seconds out of Brownlee brothers and Henri Schoeman

:58:20.:58:24.

during the first lap. These three are about to complete their second

:58:25.:58:28.

lap and we will see what damage has been done. Mola's made another move.

:58:29.:58:35.

It is another ten seconds he has taken out of brothers and Schoeman.

:58:36.:58:39.

But only ten seconds. With only two laps to go, Mola's running out of

:58:40.:58:45.

road in which to make a meaningful move. If they can go out on to the

:58:46.:58:50.

second to last lap with five kilometres to go, knowing they have

:58:51.:58:55.

a minute over Mola, that will give them a lot of confidence.

:58:56.:59:02.

The end of lap two, no change at the front, Schumann and the Brownlees.

:59:03.:59:15.

The Olympic medallists together as a trio. And the clock on your screen,

:59:16.:59:21.

that is the time we are watching, that is the difference between

:59:22.:59:27.

Jonathan Brownlee and Mario Mola, the two title contenders. Last time

:59:28.:59:32.

they completed a lap, it was a minute and 21 seconds. Alessandro

:59:33.:59:41.

Fabian has had a good race so far, a good swim, an excellent cycle, now

:59:42.:59:46.

starting to languish as a lonely runner in the heat of the late

:59:47.:00:00.

afternoon. Mola group, still ... Getting on for one minute behind, as

:00:01.:00:06.

Royle, Billington and Raphael come through, and Salvisberg, all rode

:00:07.:00:23.

with Jonny Brownlee. Is Mola getting closer to the Brownlee brothers and

:00:24.:00:28.

Schumann? It doesn't look like it. From one minute 21 at the end of lap

:00:29.:00:34.

one, the one minute 15 at the end of lap two, it will take a seat --

:00:35.:00:43.

superhuman effort for Mario Mola to do some damage to the lead that

:00:44.:00:48.

these three have in the race. There are various other situations we need

:00:49.:00:53.

to consider, and included in that is if Jonathan doesn't win this race.

:00:54.:01:01.

We assume that Alistair might not race him for the finish and allow

:01:02.:01:05.

him to win and therefore win the title, assuming Mola doesn't produce

:01:06.:01:12.

some incredible five K finish, but what if Schumann forces Jonathan

:01:13.:01:17.

down in the second. If he does that, and Mola was to finish fifth, then

:01:18.:01:23.

Mola would win the title by four points. Mathematically it is going

:01:24.:01:31.

to be interesting if Mola goes through the Salvisberg, Fabian,

:01:32.:01:37.

Billington group, and gets up into that fifth place part of the race,

:01:38.:01:44.

which he seems to be capable of doing. Because he's approaching

:01:45.:01:53.

Raphael. Salvisberg is next, then Billington, then Royle. It won't

:01:54.:01:59.

happen quickly. Alistair is just losing touch with Jonathan and Henri

:02:00.:02:06.

Schoeman, and maybe Jonny might consider trying to move clear of

:02:07.:02:15.

Henri Schoeman. Are they heading over for liquid? Schumann is, Jonny

:02:16.:02:21.

decides to take one on the right, rather than heading over to the main

:02:22.:02:28.

water station on the left. He has a gap over Schoeman of 34 metres, and

:02:29.:02:33.

it seems to be stretching a little now. -- of three or four metres.

:02:34.:02:47.

Their still 3.4 kilometres to go, and Alistair needs to hang on

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because if it finishes in this order, then Jonny Brownlee takes the

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title. Yes, but Mario Mola might still have a part to play. Adam

:02:59.:03:04.

Bowden, what a race he is having. Good season for him. So it is the

:03:05.:03:10.

Olympic silver medallist in first, the Olympic bronze medallist in

:03:11.:03:14.

second, and the Olympic gold medallist in the third in this race.

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If it finishes like that, Jonny Brownlee will be the champion of the

:03:19.:03:25.

world for the second time. Alistair Brownlee is such a smart racer, I'm

:03:26.:03:30.

wondering if he is looking after himself slightly. He knew that with

:03:31.:03:35.

five kilometres to go, he knew he had one minute and 15 seconds over

:03:36.:03:41.

Mola. That is quite a bit. There will be coaches out there, physios

:03:42.:03:47.

giving them the time difference, I'm wondering if he is thinking he

:03:48.:03:51.

doesn't want to end up like he did in 2010 in Hyde Park, I will just do

:03:52.:03:58.

enough to go over the line third. Could he be thinking like that? Who

:03:59.:04:07.

knows? Again, Jonny does a lot of showering but not a lot of drinking.

:04:08.:04:12.

Interesting, in his interview he said he had forgotten how to win

:04:13.:04:16.

races and it was when he went to Edmonton but he said he suddenly

:04:17.:04:22.

remembered what it was to win races, what it feels like, and that has

:04:23.:04:26.

been very positive for him. It was a tough race in Edmonton, very cold,

:04:27.:04:33.

but it reminded him how to get back to his winning ways. Because he has

:04:34.:04:37.

been finishing second a lot to his brother this year. If he wins here,

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he will have won the hottest race of the year and the coldest race of the

:04:45.:04:49.

year, he will prove he is a man for all seasons. After three laps he has

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a lead over Henri Schoeman of seven seconds, with a further one second

:04:57.:04:59.

to Alistair Brownlee, his older brother. He takes the bell, 2.5

:05:00.:05:05.

kilometres to go. If it stays like this Jonny Brownlee will be the

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World Series champion 2016. Kilometres to run. Mario Mola has

:05:12.:05:19.

been dropped by Richard Murray, that could be key. Murray has made a

:05:20.:05:24.

break, and we know how he can move his way up through the field in the

:05:25.:05:29.

final lap of a race. He came from nowhere to claim fourth in the

:05:30.:05:34.

Olympic triathlon, Richard Murray, and he has kicked clear of his

:05:35.:05:39.

training partner, Mario Mola. I thought it was going to get tricky

:05:40.:05:43.

if they were going to get down to a sprint finish. Is Richard going to

:05:44.:05:48.

say I will help you out here, but it looks like Mola cannot go with

:05:49.:05:53.

Murray so he has got to go out there and do his own thing. Murray is

:05:54.:06:01.

bowling along. Mola is running shoulder to shoulder with Bailie.

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One minute and 12 between Jonny Brownlee and Mario Mola. It is all

:06:11.:06:18.

over for Mario Mola. If Jonny Brownlee can keep it up for the last

:06:19.:06:23.

couple of kilometres, then the world title is his for the taking. Yes, I

:06:24.:06:30.

wouldn't say he's running scared at the moment, but with most athletes,

:06:31.:06:35.

until they have crossed the finish line, and you know you have done it,

:06:36.:06:39.

you just don't want to let up, but I think at this point in the race

:06:40.:06:44.

Jonny Brownlee can start to cruise and start thinking about that world

:06:45.:06:49.

title because Mola is right back down the road, one minute 12 seconds

:06:50.:06:56.

behind. Alistair has caught Henri Schoeman and will be considering the

:06:57.:07:02.

possibility of a Brownlee brothers one-two. Flora Duffey clinched the

:07:03.:07:12.

World Series for 2016 in the women's race, it could be the same for Jonny

:07:13.:07:15.

Brownlee this afternoon with under one kilometre and a half to go. 1.2

:07:16.:07:26.

now for Jonny, nearly done. The tactics that the Brownlee brothers

:07:27.:07:30.

have employed have once again proved to be world beating tactics.

:07:31.:07:44.

Lots of support for Jonny, on the outer stretches of the run course

:07:45.:07:59.

now. Schoeman and Brownlee, the older brother Alister, are

:08:00.:08:02.

potentially setting up for a sprint finish for second and third, while

:08:03.:08:08.

Jonny starts to think about claiming his second world title. He last won

:08:09.:08:15.

this in 2012. It will be a repeat podium of the Rio games in a

:08:16.:08:25.

different order. Jonathan Brownlee looking around. He's just starting

:08:26.:08:32.

to wobble a bit, Jonathan Brownlee. We have seen this from him before.

:08:33.:08:38.

He's not running in the most direct trajectory, and he's starting to

:08:39.:08:43.

slalom now, and Jonny is starting to lose his sense of direction. We have

:08:44.:08:48.

seen this from him a couple of times before. Now, Jonny has got to win to

:08:49.:08:55.

be sure of taking the title, and right now he seems to have lost

:08:56.:08:58.

control of his legs, and this is worrying. He is starting to slow,

:08:59.:09:05.

and there is a little way to go. There is kilometre to go, and Jonny

:09:06.:09:12.

is running out of time and he's losing... He's losing his sense of

:09:13.:09:18.

direction. This is worrying. Goodness me, this is a horrible

:09:19.:09:26.

sight. Jonathan Brownlee has lost it now and staggered to a stop at the

:09:27.:09:30.

side of the course. Alistair has stopped to help them along, and

:09:31.:09:36.

Alistair will try and carry his brother home. What will this do to

:09:37.:09:41.

the world title hopes? Henri Schoeman will claim his first world

:09:42.:09:45.

triathlon series wins. Dramatic scenes in Cozumel as the Olympic

:09:46.:09:55.

champion carries his younger brother towards the podium. I cannot believe

:09:56.:10:00.

what we are seeing here. Is this allowed? Is that part of the rules?

:10:01.:10:09.

I'm not too sure. Unbelievable scenes. Unbelievable scenes in

:10:10.:10:17.

Cozumel. The Brownlee brothers arm in arm but it is not by way of

:10:18.:10:25.

celebration. Henri Schoeman will win this race but we have got to be

:10:26.:10:29.

concerned about the health of Jonathan Brownlee. They are not even

:10:30.:10:35.

on the final stretch yet. Schoeman wins in Cozumel. The brothers are

:10:36.:10:40.

coming home arm in arm to finish second and third but Jonathan can

:10:41.:10:49.

hardly stand and Alistair is pushing him home for second. Goodness me,

:10:50.:10:57.

what an incredible conclusion here. Jonathan needs some medical

:10:58.:11:03.

attention fast. We need to check on the finishing position of Mario

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Mola. It is a one-two-three. Mario Mola has finished in fifth position,

:11:16.:11:23.

and Mario Mola has therefore won the world title by four points from

:11:24.:11:33.

Jonathan Brownlee. That fifth place for Mola and the second for Jonathan

:11:34.:11:38.

that we discussed a few moments ago, and the four points advantage has

:11:39.:11:44.

happened. The title has gone to Mola, Jonathan Brownlee has finished

:11:45.:11:48.

second in the standings. I'm absolutely speechless. I don't think

:11:49.:11:55.

we have ever seen anything like that in the history of this sport. There

:11:56.:12:00.

will be discussions with the referees out there, are you allowed

:12:01.:12:08.

to be assisted? Whether Jonathan Brownlee's place of second will

:12:09.:12:13.

stand at all is up for question. Alistair, that is an incredible end

:12:14.:12:19.

to any race, can you tell us any update on Jonathan 's condition? It

:12:20.:12:23.

will probably be all right, fortunately the medical care here is

:12:24.:12:29.

good, I think he has a drip in his arm and he is on oxygen. If mum and

:12:30.:12:34.

dad are watching, he is in very good care and he is all right. Is it the

:12:35.:12:39.

sort of thing only a brother can do? No, I would have done it for anyone.

:12:40.:12:47.

It happened to me in London. I think I would have done it to anyone. You

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were behind him at that point when he started to wobble, what did you

:12:54.:12:57.

see from your perspective? On that last turn from the finish I thought

:12:58.:13:03.

he wasn't looking too good, then I saw him start to slow. I have been

:13:04.:13:07.

in that position, and anyone in that position I would have helped across

:13:08.:13:11.

the line. Is that allowed in triathlon? I don't know and I don't

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care really, if it is not allowed they should listen to their own

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rules and change it. It was a high heat warning race today and if they

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won't stick to their rules I won't stick to mine either. We took a lot

:13:30.:13:35.

of the swim out, with Raphael, the French guides. We did what we wanted

:13:36.:13:39.

to do, we raced hard and I was feeling all right, thinking I'm

:13:40.:13:42.

going to come second or third, Jonathan will win that silver fine,

:13:43.:13:49.

but the last kilometre was terrible. It is not how we wanted to see that

:13:50.:13:55.

end but credit to you, it was a beautiful thing to watch. Thank you

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very much. Thank you, I would have much preferred he pasted right but

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never mind. What is going through your mind. It

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is not the way I wanted to win. The guys in front pushed the pace until

:14:13.:14:17.

the end. It was a very tough race, because of the conditions. It is

:14:18.:14:20.

something that we knew. But I tried to work and I tried to have that in

:14:21.:14:25.

mind. I'm sad that Jonny couldn't cross the line as he deserved, but

:14:26.:14:30.

it is racing and today I was the lucky winner. You were 90 seconds

:14:31.:14:37.

down going into the run. What was going through your mind? To be

:14:38.:14:42.

honest I didn't think it was possible. I tried to fight, as I

:14:43.:14:49.

always try to do. It wasn't' easy. My option was to be third, I thought

:14:50.:14:53.

they were going away. That was the only way for me. Jonny was winning.

:14:54.:15:00.

But triathlon races don't finish until you cross the line. Lucky for

:15:01.:15:05.

me today, I was able to be in the position that means that I am the

:15:06.:15:11.

next one with the World Championships. Good to finish on a

:15:12.:15:17.

big high. The Olympic bronze was great. I wanted to come and enjoy

:15:18.:15:22.

the race and it ended perfect. I'm gutted for Jonny. Alistair helping

:15:23.:15:26.

him out, I think they deserve one and two. But it is the over all

:15:27.:15:33.

athlete and I was able to win. Richard, there is some doubt about

:15:34.:15:39.

where you're going to finish? Yes, I'm a bit confused as to what

:15:40.:15:43.

happened. There were a couple of discrepancies that they're dealing

:15:44.:15:47.

with. But looking on to my performance, which was the most

:15:48.:15:50.

important thing for me, very pleased with where I ended up and in the

:15:51.:15:57.

series. My aim was to end as high as I could. Not a great day for Jonny

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Brownlee, when you see that happening, what do you feel? It is

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the sport, that is what happens in sport. I think the brown lease

:16:08.:16:11.

sometimes -- Brownlees struggling with the heat. But they're strong

:16:12.:16:17.

athletes and it shows you don't get Olympic mads for nothing. -- medals

:16:18.:16:23.

for nothing. Schoeman wins in Cozumel ahead of Jonny Brownlee and

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Alistair Brownlee. The find standings for 2016 see

:16:26.:16:41.

Mario Mola at the top. Four points clear of Jonny Brownlee.

:16:42.:16:58.

Fernando Alarza, third over all at the end of a long and at times

:16:59.:17:10.

gruelling world triathlon campaign. He has had a very consistent season.

:17:11.:17:17.

Third over all. At the end of 2016. Two Spaniards on the podium.

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Jonny Brownlee should be there to receive the trophy for second place

:17:33.:17:39.

over all. But he is still receiving medical attention. We believe he is

:17:40.:17:42.

in the local hospital. And we understand that he will be fine. But

:17:43.:17:58.

he is not here to accept his trophy. Jonathan receives a warm round of

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applause in his absence. So close to being champion of the world. But

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it's a silver in the over all standings this time. And at last,

:18:10.:18:21.

Mario Mola is the champion of the world. By just 4 points. What a

:18:22.:18:34.

dramatic conclusion to that race. He did enough just to take the gold

:18:35.:18:42.

medal and the world title for 2016. Mario Mola, from Palma in Majorca is

:18:43.:18:57.

the world No 1. Four years in a row Spanish triathletes have won the

:18:58.:19:00.

world title. Gomez for the last three. This year it is Mario Mola's

:19:01.:19:02.

turn. Richly deserved. Mario Mola is the champion of the

:19:03.:20:45.

world for 2016. A and it could not happen to a nicer man. So the party

:20:46.:20:56.

can begin. It is Richard Varga's stag night tonight I understand! And

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they're kicking it off right here on the world triathlon series podium.

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That is the end of world triathlon series. We will see you again for

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the start of 2017's campaign in Abu Dhabi in March. I think we have just

:21:13.:21:23.

all about caught our breath. What incredible scenes. First, important

:21:24.:21:28.

to say that Jonny Brownlee is OK. He was taken to hospital and tweeted

:21:29.:21:32.

from his hospital bed to say that he is all right. Of course a

:21:33.:21:35.

disappointing way to end his season and he thanked the loyalty of his

:21:36.:21:42.

brother, Alistair. Annie, wow! You were saying that those scenes left

:21:43.:21:46.

you almost speechless. Now that it is down and the dust has settled,

:21:47.:21:52.

what do you have to say? He will take a couple of days to recover.

:21:53.:21:57.

But so will we. We hadn't seen it coming. A few hundred metres before

:21:58.:22:02.

it went wrong, I thought the eyes are looking hollow, but he has a

:22:03.:22:09.

couple of minutes left. His body was on empty. Jonny tweeted it wasn't so

:22:10.:22:14.

much the heat, he was throwing water all over himself, but the fact he

:22:15.:22:20.

didn't consume enough. So Jonny... It is so difficult for him, because

:22:21.:22:24.

he had to win that race and he had to get ahead of Mario Mola. Did he

:22:25.:22:32.

have to run that race like he did? You mentioned it there, so close to

:22:33.:22:35.

finish line could he have slowed down? Yes deeply frustrating for

:22:36.:22:41.

everyone. And more obviously for Jonny. I thought perhaps if he had

:22:42.:22:47.

stopped back with Schoeman and Alistair and not blasted off the

:22:48.:22:50.

front, would he have given himself a better chance? We will never know. I

:22:51.:22:55.

think Alistair sort of criticised him in a loving sort of way! At the

:22:56.:23:01.

end of race. Could he have done things differently? I think so. What

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was going through his mind is I have never had a sprint finish with

:23:06.:23:11.

Schoeman and every point counts. Just four points separated them. I

:23:12.:23:15.

think in his head he thought he was doing the right thing. We have to

:23:16.:23:21.

mention Henri Schoeman and the fist world Serce yirs victory for --

:23:22.:23:25.

series victory for him. Alistair Brownlee has moved himself to more

:23:26.:23:34.

hero-like status. What was going through your mind and the sibling

:23:35.:23:42.

brotherhood going to greater heights. Well, he mouthed something

:23:43.:23:45.

like, what are you doing. I think he was shocked. I don't think he

:23:46.:23:50.

anticipated that. But incredible scenes in sport. Unlike any we have

:23:51.:23:55.

seen. I think his reaction was very instinctive. He said he would have

:23:56.:24:01.

done to it anybody. Having been there himself in 2010 in Hyde Park

:24:02.:24:06.

and when he was chatting he said I came across the line and thought I

:24:07.:24:12.

had finished second. And he thought how did eight people overtake me.

:24:13.:24:16.

But for Jonny it was only a few weeks ago that the same thing

:24:17.:24:20.

happened. He has not learned from that by the looks of things. It was

:24:21.:24:27.

quite contentious s it was a great story, I was only talking about this

:24:28.:24:33.

yesterday, it could have been a soap opera, but there might have been a

:24:34.:24:37.

disqualification. In the end it wasn't and it was within the rules.

:24:38.:24:44.

We were confused, because there is a big rule that no outside assistance

:24:45.:24:51.

is allowed. But because the martial and Alistair Brownlee were in the

:24:52.:24:55.

race helping Jonny, it was OK and hence he didn't get disqualified.

:24:56.:25:01.

The result stood. But it wasn't enough for Jonny Brownlee and Mario

:25:02.:25:05.

Mola finally after years of trying went in from the podium to top of

:25:06.:25:10.

the podium. And not the way he would have wanted to win it. But so much

:25:11.:25:14.

consistency and an incredible year for him. Deserves to be the

:25:15.:25:20.

champion? Yes we got caught out on that one. We thought it was Jonny's

:25:21.:25:27.

and Mola was brilliant in his interview, very generous to the

:25:28.:25:31.

Brownlees and making clear he hadn't wanted to win the title like that.

:25:32.:25:36.

But he had won four world series events this year. More than anyone

:25:37.:25:39.

else. I guess you could say the victory went to him. He played a

:25:40.:25:44.

sensible race and didn't have a choice what he could do on the bike,

:25:45.:25:50.

but he paced his run. And you know you make your own race and decide

:25:51.:25:55.

how you race needs to be ran. And the world title stays in Spain and

:25:56.:26:02.

takes ore from Javier Gomez. The last time we didn't have a Spaniard

:26:03.:26:09.

on the dop of podium was in 2012 with Jonny Brownlee and

:26:10.:26:13.

unfortunately for the Brits it will stay that way. It is Mario Mola and

:26:14.:26:18.

well deserved. Three times on the podium before and this year he has

:26:19.:26:23.

made the top. Let's talk about the British athletes. Despite the

:26:24.:26:29.

disappointing finish, what a memorable year. . Three Olympic

:26:30.:26:35.

medals and four Paralympic medals it has been one to remember and so many

:26:36.:26:43.

positives. Yes, what is impressive, we have come from this little island

:26:44.:26:47.

and produced some incredible athletes in a climate that is not

:26:48.:26:52.

necessarily ideal. We have seen success after success. That has been

:26:53.:26:59.

tremendous for the sport. I don't think we have seen a more dramatic

:27:00.:27:04.

end to a triathlon season. It didn't quite work out for Jonny Brownlee.

:27:05.:27:09.

Congratulations to Mario Mola, who is the world champion for 2016.

:27:10.:27:15.

Thank you very much for watching. 2017 cannot come quickly enough. We

:27:16.:27:16.

will see you very soon. One of the biggest performances of

:27:17.:27:50.

her career. Mario Mola has announced himself here as a genuine contender

:27:51.:27:56.

for the world title. Jenkins takes the victory. The first race of 2016

:27:57.:28:08.

brings victory to Non Stanford. Absolutely amazing. Alistair

:28:09.:28:17.

Brownlee wins in Leeds. Duffy has the win in Stockholm. Mario Mola can

:28:18.:28:26.

cruise to victory. It will be a glorious golden double for Alistair

:28:27.:28:30.

Brownlee. He is enjoying every moment of this now.

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Dramatic scenes in Cozumel. Mario Mola is the world No 1.

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Ore Oduba presents highlights from the dramatic climax to 2016's World Series in Mexico, where a new men's world champion is crowned. In this gripping series final Britain's Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are looking to close the gap on Spain's Mario Mola, with Jonny in with a chance of claiming the title.


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