Posted: Saturday May 12, 2012 8:34 PM

Kemper, Huerta Grab US Olympic triathlon spots

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Britain's Jonathan Brownlee, showing little rust from seven months away from competition, pulled away on the run and captured the ITU World Triathlon San Diego on Saturday with a time of 1 hour, 48, minutes 46 seconds.

Switzerland's Sven Riederer was second in the event comprised of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1:48:52, while Hunter Kemper and Manuel Huerta both qualified for the U.S. Olympic team with fifth and ninth-place finishes, respectively.

Kemper, who will be appearing in his fourth Olympics, was clocked in 1:49:17, while Huerta, who spent recent time living in a volcano in Costa Rica to get high altitude training, finished at 1:49:31.

Brownlee, who along with his brother, Alistair, will be favored in the London Games, broke away from South Africa's Richard Murray in the second lap of the 10k run and finished the run in 30:01.

 
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