Well there you have it! Ali Brownlee has proven he can ‘go long’.

Incredibly impressive performance from the Olympic and commonwealth standard-distance king saw him crowned the winner at The 2017 Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria.

The ‘medium’ or ‘half-iron’ race was the longest of Ali’s career to date: 1.9km swim, 90km cycle, 21km run.

Alistair extended the gap from David Giardini and Pieter Heemeryck on the bike and won the pro men’s race after a strong run in a time of 04:03:09, stripping 10 minutes and 35 seconds off the course record.

Commenting on his first longer distance race, Alistair said: 

“This is my first attempt at a middle distance race and there is a lot to learn. I chose Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria as my first middle-distance race because I really like what Challenge Family is about and considering we are coming into the summer race season the timing is perfect.”

It was great news for the Brits in the women’s race too with Emma Pallant beating the big names like current Kona world champion, Daniela Ryf (SWI) and Lucy Gossage, 

Emma completed the course in a time of 04:35:15, knocking seven minutes and 15 seconds off last year’s women’s race – setting a new course record.

Congratulations to her and her Team Dillon training outfit!

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