Ali Brownlee and Holly Lawrence win in Beijing

GB had a great day at the 2016 Beijing International Triathlon with Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee winning the men’s race and the current 70.3 World Champion, GB’s Holly Lawrence taking the women’s.

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This was the first time Ali Brownlee and Lawrence competed in this race, which saw 1,400 professional and amateur athletes from more than 39 countries participate in the fifth annual Beijing International Triathlon, held in the Fengtai District of Beijing.

“I was thrilled to return Beijing to race, this was a challenging course, something a bit different after Rio,” said Alistair Brownlee. “The field of professionals was strong with Josh Amberger setting a fast pace on the swim, followed by Cameron Dye setting the pace on the bike course.