Brownlee faces stiff test to win 70.3 world title

Alistair Brownlee will start in Nice on Sunday knowing that he needs to be on top of his game if he’s to become the first British male to win the Ironman 70.3 world title.


Simon Lessing, Andrew Johns, Tim Don twice, and Brownlee make up a ‘who’s who’ of British tri talent to have made the podium in the 70.3 worlds without reaching the top step.

But to achieve the feat on the Côte d’Azur, the 31-year-old Yorkshireman must defeat one of the strongest fields ever assembled that includes many of the world’s best over all distances.