Jacob Birtwhistle wins first-ever WTS in Leeds

Australia’s Jacob Birtwhistle held off the strongest men’s field in recent history today to take his first World Triathlon Series win in his long career. While proving a difficult day for local heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, the Leeds course delivered up further podium places for the USA’s Matthew McElroy with silver and multiple world champ Javier Gomez with bronze.