Britain’s Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown won the Super League Triathlon Championship title in the dramatic final round.
The series ended in Malibu after four weekends of the race on Saturday, and Yee won the men’s event in 0.2 seconds.
That meant he won the title with 5 points from Hayden Wild in New Zealand.
Taylor-Brown won the women’s title with a single point from fellow Briton Jessica Liamance.
Learmonth and Taylor-Brown were part of the British team that won the mixed relay gold medal at the July Olympics. The champion acknowledged mixed feelings about defeating a friend in the title.
Taylor-Brown, who also won the individual silver medal at Tokyo 2020, said:
“We are very good friends and it’s hard to compete with her, I don’t know, it’s just hard, I’m happy, but I wish we could share the title think.”
Reamance, Taylor Brown and American Katie The Fares were all fighting for the title when the women’s series headed for the last weekend.
Wildcard Flora Duffy, who won the gold medal in Tokyo, was enough to see Taylor-Brown win the Mali Brace in second place and Briton win.
Yi defeated Belgium’s Marten van Riel in a photo finish and won the race in Malibu. This was the finale, reflecting the end of the contest in Jersey last weekend, when Briton defeated his compatriot Jonny Brownlee.
With a few wins, he won the overall victory from Wild, and Brownlee finished third in the finals.
Yi, who won the mixed relay gold medal with Taylor-Brown, Riamance and Brownlee at Tokyo 2020, described his victory as follows:
“We’ve learned a lot in the past month and it will be useful for the future. It’s very good for our sport to have such a short and exciting race.”
Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown Win Super League Triathlon Title
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