Rising after injury: can Alistair Brownlee triumph at inaugural Challenge Barcelona?

Alistair Brownlee had a difficult year. The top British athlete struggled with many injuries, had surgery and missed many races as a result. This weekend he will be at the start of Challenge Barcelona and is considered one of the biggest favorites. Triathlon website Triathlon Today wrote an article with one central question: can Brownlee win the race? Let’s see what Triathlon Today writes about that:

“After a pretty tough year with many disappointments – he had to skip several races because of injuries and did not qualify for Nice – Alistair Brownlee will race this weekend’s Challenge Barcelona. Is Brownlee able to handle the pressure? Can he handle the level at all? What can we expect of Brownlee?

“Obviously, Brownlee is one of the most successful triathletes of his generation. Whether he can handle the pressure; no need to worry about that. Brownlee won the Olympic Games in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016), won several world titles as well as European titles, and in addition he showed himself successful more than once on the longer distance. Dealing with the pressure is therefore not a problem: Brownlee knows better than anyone what it is like to deal with expectations and completely follow his own plan, with the goal of achieving the best possible result.”

Make sure to read the full Triathlon Today story here.