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A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
Man Training For Ironman Looking For Late Father's Bike That Was Stolen
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
Man Training For Ironman Looking For Late Father's Bike That Was Stolen
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
Man Training For Ironman Looking For Late Father's Bike That Was Stolen
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
Man Training For Ironman Looking For Late Father's Bike That Was Stolen
A Dallas man competing in his first Ironman triathlon had his training put on hold after someone stole a bike he was using. The bike belonged to his late father.
Members of team Australia, from left, Ashleigh Gentle, Gillian Backhouse, Jacob Birtwhistle and Matthew Hauser celebrate after winning the mixed team relay triathlon at the Southport Broadwater Parklands during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Peaty extends unbeaten run with swimming gold for England
Members of team Australia, from left, Ashleigh Gentle, Gillian Backhouse, Jacob Birtwhistle and Matthew Hauser celebrate after winning the mixed team relay triathlon at the Southport Broadwater Parklands during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Matthew Hauser of Australia starts the second leg as team mate Gillian Backhouse finishes the first. REUTERS/David Gray
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Matthew Hauser of Australia starts the second leg as team mate Gillian Backhouse finishes the first. REUTERS/David Gray
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Australia team members celebrate their win. REUTERS/David Gray
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Australia team members celebrate their win. REUTERS/David Gray
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Australia team members celebrate their win. REUTERS/David Gray
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Australia team members celebrate their win. REUTERS/David Gray
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Gold medallists Team Australia members Gillian Backhouse, Matthew Hauser, Ashleigh Gentle and Jacob Birtwhistle hold their medals. REUTERS/David Gray
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Mixed Team Relay Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 7, 2018. Gold medallists Team Australia members Gillian Backhouse, Matthew Hauser, Ashleigh Gentle and Jacob Birtwhistle hold their medals. REUTERS/David Gray
Henri Schoeman of South Africa, right, high-fives his teammate Richard Murray of South Africa as Schoeman runs to the finish line to win the mens triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Aussies trim England's Day 1 lead with 2 late world records
Henri Schoeman of South Africa, right, high-fives his teammate Richard Murray of South Africa as Schoeman runs to the finish line to win the mens triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Aussies trim England's Day 1 lead with 2 late world records
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Alistair Brownlee of England rides ahead of Jonathan Brownlee of England. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Alistair Brownlee of England rides ahead of Jonathan Brownlee of England. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Gold medallist Henri Schoeman of South Africa, silver medallist Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia, bronze medallist Marc Austin of Scotland. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Gold medallist Henri Schoeman of South Africa, silver medallist Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia, bronze medallist Marc Austin of Scotland. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - (From L) Luke Willian of Australia, Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia, Tyler Mislawchuk of Canada and Richard Murray of South Africa. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - (From L) Luke Willian of Australia, Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia, Tyler Mislawchuk of Canada and Richard Murray of South Africa. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Marc Austin of Scotland after finishing in third place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Marc Austin of Scotland after finishing in third place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Henri Schoeman of South Africa crosses the finish line in first place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Henri Schoeman of South Africa crosses the finish line in first place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Henri Schoeman of South Africa kisses the finish line ribbon after winning the event. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Henri Schoeman of South Africa kisses the finish line ribbon after winning the event. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates after crossing the finish line in first place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates after crossing the finish line in first place. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Gold medallist Flora Duffy of Bermuda, silver medallist Jessica Learmonth of England and bronze medallist Joanna Brown of Canada. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Triathlon - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018 - Gold medallist Flora Duffy of Bermuda, silver medallist Jessica Learmonth of England and bronze medallist Joanna Brown of Canada. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Brownlees miss out on Commonwealth medals as Scotland's Marc Austin claims bronze
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Brownlees miss out on Commonwealth medals as Scotland's Marc Austin claims bronze
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Brownlees miss out on Commonwealth medals as Scotland's Marc Austin claims bronze
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Brownlees miss out on Commonwealth medals as Scotland's Marc Austin claims bronze
Scotland's Marc Austin won a bronze in the Men's Triathon on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday as the Brownlee brothers suffered a shock defeat by failing to make the podium altogether. Henri Schoeman of South Africa won the event in the Gold Coast while Australia's Jacob Birtwhistle thrilled the home crowd to claim silver. Alistair Brownlee won gold in the Olympic triathlon two years ago ahead of his brother Jonny in second and they had been tipped to repeat the feat in the Commonwealth Games. However, defending champion Alistair fell out of contention at the start of the run, eventually coming 10th, while Jonny finished seventh in one of the brothers' worst days. Alistair Brownlee said of his race: "About three quarters of it went alright. I knew I was going to struggle on the run and I was downplaying my chances. I've only run a handful of times in the last month or so. Alistair Brownlee of England races to the finish line during the Men's Triathlon Credit: Getty "The last few weeks has been making sure the calf is alright to make sure I could get round properly. The swim and bike went well and I was just trying to pull that gap out as much as possible to give Jonny the best chance. It was a shame it didn't work out for him." Jonny Brownlee, reflecting on a disappointing race for him, said: "It was pretty terrible today. I didn't feel great. I've had ups and downs and I was injured in January so I missed a lot of training but I thought I was going to be better than that. "I dived in and felt pretty weak on the swim and then I'm normally one of the strongest on the bike but I didn't feel great. Then I started running and thought 'oh dear, I'm in trouble here."' Scotland's Marc Austin won the bronze in the Men's Triathon Final in the Gold Coast Credit: PA Earlier in the day, England's Jessica Learmonth claimed silver in the women's triathlon. The 29-year-old clocked 57 minutes and 38 seconds to finish second and 43 seconds behind Bermuda's Flora Duffy at the Southport Broadwater. Learmonth's England team-mates Vicky Holland and Sophie Coldwell finished fourth and sixth respectively and Wales' Non Stanford was a disappointing eighth. After claiming England's first medal of the Games, Learmonth said: "I hadn't thought it was the first, that's pretty cool. Silver medalist Jessica Learmonth of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Triathlon Credit: Getty "I had a bit of a dodgy lead-up to this race so I was hoping for a bit of a better run so I'm a little disappointed with that but I can't be disappointed coming away with a silver. "It's been chucking it down for the last five weeks and now it's boiling. I was feeling a bit rosy."
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Flora Duffy of Bermuda wins 1st Commonwealth Games gold
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Flora Duffy of Bermuda wins 1st Commonwealth Games gold
Flora Duffy of Bermuda celebrates as she wins the women's triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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