Alistair Brownlee loses medal as Pierre le Corre takes gold at the European Championships
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Alistair Brownlee loses medal as Pierre le Corre takes gold at the European Championships

 

One of Great Britain’s best athletes, Alistair Brownlee, lost the triathlon medal at yesterday’s race of the European Championships event in Strathclyde Country Park in Scotland as he took fourth place.

 

First place went to France’s athlete Pierre Le Corre while silver went to Spain’s Fernando Alarza. Belgium’s Marten Van Riel took third.

 

The triathlon event consisted of a 1500m swim segment, 40km cycling segment and a 10km run route.

 

Hard months

 

“I had a terrible six months. I’ve not done enough sessions and knew I was going to struggle on the run,” Brownlee, the two-time Olympic gold medallist and winner of gold at 2010, 2011, and 2014 European Championships, said.

 

“On the bike I got a group working but I couldn’t really do anything on the run. I’ve had a handful of run sessions so I can be quite pleased and I’m just happy to be racing. I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been training hard so I knew I was going to be tired going into it,” Brownlee, who had to miss June’s World Triathlon Series which took place in Leeds, added.

 

Brownlee was only able to clock a time of one hour, 48 mins and 12 seconds, only 55 seconds behind Le Corre.


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