Olympic hopeful Gordon Benson came third, causing speculation that he could potentially be the third member of the men’s Olympic team for Rio, joining the Brownlee brothers. (The team will be announced on Tuesday). Aaron Harris was second, just under a minute behind Alistair.
The last time Alistair competed at Blenheim was in 2012, just before winning Olympic gold in London, so is this a good omen for Rio?
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In the woman’s elite race India Lee, straight from her win at the European Championships, also won in dominating style. India has had a fabulous 2016 season winning the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup, as well as gold at the Europeans, proving she will be definitely a force to be reckoned with in future years, and could be one to watch for Tokyo.
Blenheim Place makes a stunning backdrop for this great triathlon, which is popular among beginners and elites, and other famous names competing here included former Spice Girl Mel C.