There may be no Gomez to contend with as he sits this one out, but racing is sure to be fierce in the London stage of the World Triathlon Series this weekend as the Brownlees go head-to-head for the first time this season.


Sunday’s race in Hyde Park will see both Alistair and Jonny take on the sprint distance course comprising a 750m swim in the Serpentine followed by a technical 20k four-lap bike course and 5k, two-lap run course around Hyde Park.

This will be the first time we see both brothers racing together this season. After placing fifth in the 2015 WTS opener in Abu Dhabi, Jonathan Brownlee (2186pts) followed up with two strong back-to-back victories in Auckland and the Gold Coast before taking a break for training. In Jonny’s absence, older brother Alistair (1540pts) entered the circuit in Cape Town by winning the gold medal and then earned a silver medal in Yokohama. 

Wearing the gold number 1 in the men’s race will be Spaniard Mario Mola (2958pts), who is a strong contender at sprint distance, taking the victory in London in 2014 and winning in Abu Dhabi earlier this year with an impressive final kick to the line. Joining the Brownlees on the start line for Great Britain are Adam Bowden, Tom Bishop, Matt Sharp and Grant Sheldon. See the full men’s start list here.

Women’s race