Again no Alistair, but Britain’s Jonny Brownlee will resume his long-running rivalry with Javier Gomez (ESP) at this weekend’s WTS Gold Coast, while in the women’s race Gwen Jorgensen (USA) will shoot for her eleventh victory.


Jonny comes into the race as current series leader thanks to his Auckland win with 1386 points, followed by Gomez on 1282 points and his Spanish compatriot Fernando Alarza on 1134 points.

Abu Dhabi winner Mario Mola stands fourth in the title chase with 1069 points, but has previous form on the Gold Coast, having beaten Jonny there over a sprint course for the Junior World Championship title. 

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The only British male athlete racing this Saturday is Phillip Graves, who posted a DNF in Auckland last month. The start list also include top athletes such as South Africa’s Richard Murray, Portugal’s João Silva and top Slovakian swimmer Richard Varga. Full start list.

The race will involve a fairly flat, technical course run over the Olympic distance (1500 swim / 40km bike / 10km run), and involve eight laps in total of the 5km route. The men’s race gets underway at 2pm local time (5am UK time). 

UK viewers can watch live on the BBC’s Red Button service, or on (£).

Women’s race