Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee conceded he had nothing left in the tank after being beaten into fourth in an exciting World Triathlon Series race in London.
Spain’s Mario Mola won the race in Hyde Park, with South African Richard Murray and Portugal’s Joao Pereira completing the top three.
Brownlee was forced to settle for fourth place with brother Jonny in fifth, both ahead of series leader Javier Gomez.
The 26-year-old, who also finished fourth in Japan earlier this month, was at the front heading into the final kilometre but he faded under intense pressure from the chasing pack.
It was a disappointing result for the man who claimed Olympic gold at the same venue two years ago.
"I was just going as hard as I could for that last kilometre, trying to put in attack after attack but it wasn't good enough,” he said. “They were still faster than me.
"I went as hard as I could. I thought that was the best thing to do but 100, 80 metres to go I just had nothing left."
Jonny, who was well-placed in eighth just behind his brother after the swim, conceded the pace was tough in a competitive race in Hyde Park.
"It was very tough to run,” he said. “Normally you get down to a group of four or five very quickly but today the whole way round there was a big group. The pace was fast."
The women's race followed on Saturday afternoon, with Helen Jenkins finishing seventh and fellow Brit Jodie Stimpson back in 11th.
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