Alistair Brownlee set sights on Challenge Barcelona: ‘It’s always special to race in city centers’

After injury, Alistair Brownlee returns to action this weekend. The world-class British athlete – two-time Olympic champion and multiple World Champion – looks ahead to tomorrow’s race (Sunday, Oct. 8). Challenge Barcelona takes place in the city center of the world-famous city.

“I just really enjoy racing, I’ve missed a lot of racing this year, so it great to be participating. Barcelona is a beautiful city, an Olympic city, which is very special. It’s great to do a Long Distance triathlon right in the center of the city with a swim in the sea, a bike through the city center and a run along the beautiful seafront. Its always very special to be able to race in city centers and when you get so much spectators out there to watch. That’s what I’m looking forward the most.”

Naturally, the media is watching Brownlee and many people see him as the biggest favorite for the race. Does Brownlee think the same way?

“Races are always important and you always want to do your best. I had an operation surgery on my ankle only a few months ago, so I maybe have not the fitness that I like, but I’m going out and race as hard as I can. I’ll do my best in the race. I hope I’m one of the favorites but there is a good field with lots of other good athletes and we’ll see how it goes on the day.”