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By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) — Alistair Brownlee grabbed a British flag, slowed to a jog and then walked across the finish line to win the men’s triathlon on Tuesday at the Olympics.
Brownlee pulled away from silver medal winner Javier Gomez of Spain halfway through the 10-kilometer run to finish in 1 hour, 46 minutes, 25 seconds. Gomez took silver, with Alistair’s younger brother, Jonathan Brownlee, claiming bronze. The brothers embraced after they crossed the finish line.
The older Brownlee added the Olympic title — Britain’s first Olympic medal in triathlon — to his world and European titles.
He was among the leaders after the 1,500-meter swim and 43-kilometer bike ride through Hyde Park, but broke away from Gomez in the run.