Jonathan Brownlee takes world triathlon title from brother

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee has succeeded his brother Alistair as the triathlon world champion, following a second place finish behind Spain's Javier Gomez in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jonathan Brownlee with his Olympic bronze medal
Jonathan Brownlee with his Olympic bronze medal Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Gomez out-sprinted Brownlee in a thrilling finish to win the elite men's race, covering a 1.5 kilometre, 40km cycle and 10km run in two hours and 29 seconds - winning by two seconds.

Gomez took second place behind the Olympic bronze medalist in the overall series standings.

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