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Alistair Brownlee disqualified in Australia as Mario Mola wins triathlon title

Brownlee is a two-time Olympic gold medallist

Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee was disqualified from the Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series as Mario Mola won a third world title in a row.

Brownlee, 30, was initially given a 15-second penalty in Australia for failing to go round a buoy in the swimming.

This was then upgraded to a disqualification and, although he continued to compete, he did not appeal against the decision post-race.

Spain’s Mola finished second behind France’s Vincent Luis to win the title.

‘Roughest swim I’ve ever done’

Alistair Brownlee and his brother Jonny were not in contention for the world title going into the final race of the year.

Jonny ended it in eighth as the highest finishing Briton, while compatriot Thomas Bishop finished 22nd.

“Really disappointed,” said Alistair Brownlee.