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The Social Story from #WTSYokohama

Gwen Jorgensen and Javier Gomez took the wins at #WTSYokohama, but there was much more to each race than just those who finished atop the podium. We capture some of them here.

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  1. In the Elite Women's race, the race looked like Gwen Jorgensen's to take after the bike leg failed to split the field. Starting from T2 with the leaders for the first time this year, she duly saluted.
  2. Behind her it was a history-making day for Japan's Ai Ueda and Poland's Agnieszka Jerzyk. Ueda is the second Japanese athlete to podium at Yokohama, alongside Juri Ide, and it was her first WTS career medal. Jerzyk first made her name in Beijing in 2011, taking out the Under23 World Championship that year, but had failed to translate that into senior results in Yokohama. It was also the first ever World Triathlon Series medal for Poland.
  3. However one of the most impressive performances for the day was from @jodiestimpson. After falling on her bike in transition, Stimpson didn't look her usual self but still ran herself into ninth... only to realise post-race she'd sustained a cut so serious it needed stitches. However that result was still enough to hang onto the Threadneedle rankings after three rounds of the 2014 WTS series. Huge respect.
  4. Not the way I wanted today to go ,ended up in hospital with stitches in the bottom of my foot :-( onto… http://t.co/yOGy8N1BDb
    Not the way I wanted today to go ,ended up in hospital with stitches in the bottom of my foot :-( onto…  http://instagram.com/p/oFlWJ7yuJw/ 
  5. Catch all the video highlights after the jump.
  6. 2014 Yokohama ITU World Triathlon Series Highlights - Elite Women
  7. The men's race was slated to the biggest so far with this with the big three on the start line for the first time, that's Javier Gomez, Jonathan Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee. But it didn't end up playing out that way, as for the first time this year Mario Mola and Richard Murray left T2 with the leaders.

    In a sight not often seen in triathlon, it was the trio of Mola, Murray and Gomez that dropped the Brownlees rather than the other way round. Then while Mario Mola pushed his more experienced compatriot all the way to the line, Gomez found enough to win, yet again.
  8. But it was the end of an era for the Brownlees. Never before in WTS history, had both of them started, and both missed the podium. For Jonathan it had added meaning... an incredible record coming to an end.
  9. Catch all the highlights from an incredible #WTSYokohama Elite Men's race below.
  10. 2014 Yokohama ITU World Triathlon Series Highlights - Elite Men
  11. Remember you can catch full replay broadcasts on triathlonlive.tv, or visit triathlon.org for full results, race recaps and photo galleries. Next up? It's #WTSLondon,
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