Ali Brownlee has made a successful entry into middle-distance racing by winning Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria and setting a new course record.

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Wearing the red colours of the Bahrain Endurance Team, he extended the gap from David Giardini and Pieter Heemeryck on the bike and won the pro men’s race after a strong run in a time of 04:03:09, stripping 10 minutes and 35 seconds off the course record.

Alistair said: “This is my first attempt at a middle distance race and there is a lot to learn. I chose Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria as my first middle-distance race because I really like what Challenge Family is about and considering we are coming into the summer race season the timing is perfect.”

Mens PRO top three

1st: Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 4:03:03
2nd: Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) 4:11:23
3rd: Mark Buckingham (GBR) 4:15:36

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Alistair Brownlee’s key triathlon training sessions