The host country, Great Britain, earned another gold medal and a bronze medal to boot as a pair of brothers from the country finished first and third in the men's triathlon on Tuesday morning. Since finishing in the 12th position at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Alistair Brownlee has had success in several major triathlons and translated that success into a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Finishing third was the younger of the two brothers, Jonathan Brownlee who finished with the bronze medal just behind Javier Gomez of Spain who earned the silver medal.
The top finisher for the United States was Hunter Kemper who faded to a 14th place finish despite being just one second behind the leader with just one lap to go during the bike segment of the triathlon. During the run segment, Kemper quickly fell off the pace and fell out of the top 10.
Also representing USA was Manuel Huerta of Miami, FL and Florida Atlantic University who finished all the way back in the 51st spot. Right away Huerta dropped out of the top 50 in the swimming segment and was unable to make up much of the two second lead lost in the water.
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