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Norway’s Blummenfelt races away to claim triathlon gold

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Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt raced away from his fellow competitors in the final stages of the Tokyo Olympic triathlon on Monday to win gold. Blummenfelt, 27, in his second Olympic Games, sprinted away in the final stages of the 10km run, crossing the line with a time of 1:45:04. The Norwegian collapsed shortly after crossing the finish line and had to be helped into a wheelchair to leave the area. The 27-year-old, who finished 13th in Rio, becomes the first person representing Norway to win a Olympic triathlon medal. Britain’s Alex Yee, 23, picked up silver while New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde, …

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