Brownlee aiming for strong finish to triathlon season

Brownlee aiming for strong finish to triathlon season

28 July 2017 / 10:48

Jonny Brownlee is focused on ending the season on a high note after conceding his World Triathlon Series title chances are out of reach.

The 27-year-old Yorkshireman missed this month’s event in Hamburg after falling ill, and finished runner-up to his brother Alistair at the Leeds leg in June.

Brownlee will return to action this weekend in the latest round in Edmonton, an event he won last year.

The race in Canada is only the double Olympic medallist’s third event of the year.

Brownlee is currently 23rd in the world rankings, more than 2,000 points behind Spain’s Mario Mola, the defending world champion.

And with only three rounds of the season left on the calendar after this weekend, the 2012 world champion is taking things one step at a time as he targets a return to form and fitness.

"Finishing the season well is really important to me," said Brownlee.

"I was really disappointed to miss Hamburg, but I had to listen to doctors' orders.

"Although I'm not certain how things will go [in Edmonton], I know I'm feeling a lot better than I was."

Great Britain squad:

Jonathan Brownlee
Grant Sheldon
Gordon Benson

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