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Friday 30 September 2016

Brownlee gets over fall to win

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee recovered from a fall to claim victory in his return to World Triathlon Series action in Cape Town.

The 27-year-old, who missed the first three events of the season due to an ankle injury, sprinted away to beat rival Javier Gomez with Frenchman Vincent Luis in third.

Brownlee led into transition at the end of the cycling stage but dropped off the leading group after his trip and had to fight his way back into contention.

Brownlee said: "I knew I wasn't that fit, I didn't have good legs to be honest, then Javier tripped me up and I had to run back so the whole thing was tough."

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