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 US Olympic team with fifth and ninth-place finishes, respectively.
''This is my first race of the year. I can't believe it. I'm over the moon,'' Kemper said. ''It's a tremendous day for me. I didn't know if I would actually be back here. I went through so much. . . . It's been a struggle, but there's no better feeling than representing the USA.
''Ultimately, you always want to settle it on a race course. You don't want a selection committee to decide who's going to the Olympic Games. I did that today and so did Manny.''
Kemper, who will be appearing in his fourth Olympic...