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Jonny Brownlee Edges Closer To ITU Title

It's been a good weekend for the former Bradford Grammar School student.

Olympic silver medallist Jonny Brownlee won the penultimate ITU World Triathlon Series race of the season in Edmonton on Sunday to edge closer to overall leader Mario Mola.

Brownlee, who finished second behind brother Alistair in Rio, looked in fine form over the sprint distance and gave himself plenty of time to enjoy the victory ahead of Spain's Mola in second and third-placed Richard Murray of South Africa.

Brownlee now sits 235 points behind Mola in the rankings with just the grand final in Cozumel, Mexico, to come later this month.

The 26-year-old said: "We were riding hard, and then I got on to the run and I knew they (the group) were going to catch up a little, but I felt I was getting better during the run, I felt like I was getting a bit fitter.

"It's all about Mario in Cozumel now. He's got four wins and one second; you can't do much better than that. If he has a good race, he's won."

Alistair was not racing in Canada and is 19th overall but fellow British athletes Grant Sheldon, Tom Bishop and Adam Bowden all finished inside the top seven.

Olympic bronze medallist Vicky Holland was fifth in the women's race.

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