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Alistair Brownlee ran 28.32 and came second at 10 000m track event in the US last weekend.

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Alistair Brownlee raced to victory in San Diego, a week before he recorded 28.32 on the track (Photo: Delly Carr/ITU)

Olympic gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee, showed his world-class pedigree last Sunday, when he ran a superb 28:32 min on the track for the 10 000m event at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University.

Brownlee was competing in Heat 2 and finished second to Jose Antonio Uribe Marin (28:30). Australia’s Ben St Lawrence won the first heat in 27:37.55. Brownlee was only 22 seconds off England Athletics’ B-Standard qualifying (28:10) time for next year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games and just over a minute slower than Mo Farah’s gold-medal winning performance at the Olympics last year.

Brownlee told  “It is different. With triathlon of course you are tired from the start – I actually found the first half, up to around 5km, relatively comfortable.

“The effort and the pain builds slowly and gradually creeps up on you, so by 7km it was really starting to hurt – and once you are in the final 500 or 600m then it really does start to hurt, a world of pain.

“I would say that I am pleasantly surprised with the time. The conditions were almost perfect too which helps, so overall I’m really happy.

“I would like to think that I can go maybe 20 or 30 seconds faster, but it’s really hard to put a number on it.” is the online home of Triathlon Plus – the best source of triathlon training advice, triathlon gear reviews and triathlon news.

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