In the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series season opener in Abu Dhabi, Spaniard Javier Gomez returned to competition with his 13th career WTS win after almost a year break from the Series.
The 2017 World Triathlon Series debuts this weekend, bringing the top triathletes from all over the world to compete in the most prestigious event for the sport.
We look a little deeper into the statistics and stories from Leeds from our partners at Columbia Threadneedle.
In front of a home crowd and on the streets where he was born and raised, Alistair Brownlee was able to score the first-ever 2016 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds title and his first WTS victory of the season.
The World Triathlon Series will welcome a new host city to the family this weekend as the elites begin the European leg of the nine-part journey in Leeds, England.