By Mitch Phillips
TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt delivered a devastating late surge to interrupt clear on a sweltering run and take the gold medal within the males’s Olympic triathlon on Monday.
Blummenfelt was a part of an enormous group of virtually 40 that got here off the 40km bike leg collectively however saved driving on the entrance because it progressively whittled to 3 earlier than surging clear within the closing km to take Norway’s first medal within the sport.
Alex Yee continued Britain’s spectacular run within the occasion, taking silver, with Hayden Wilde of New Zealand grabbing the bronze.
Jonny Brownlee, who gained silver in 2016 and bronze in 2012, completed fifth.
(Reporting by Mitch Phillips, modifying by Toby Davis and Michael Perry)
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