2XU's Brendan Sexton blitzed the field in Mexico!
2XU Triathlete Brendan Sexton continues to seek out his Olympic dream with a maiden win at the ITU World Cup in Monterrey, northern Mexico at the start of the month. The extremely hot conditions saw 25 year old Sexton push away from the field in the run leg after a hard swim and take home his first major international win. European champion Frederic Belaubre of France, took second place and the Ishigaki World Cup winner American Hunter Kemper, who was 15 seconds behind in third.
This is certainly calling out to the Australian selectors and to his two main Australian rivals, 2008 Olympians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson, that he’s looking at taking a spot in the Australian 2012 London Olympics team!
"The selectors know that I've got talent and that I've got the ambition to do well but they want to see athletes who can win races rather than (just) do well so hopefully I've proved a point that when it comes to the crunch that I can actually cross the line first," said Sexton.
Brendan is already on his way to France to continue to push for his Olympic dream!