17 April 2019 Fourth world triathlon title puts Spain’s Javier Gomez in the hunt for Laureus Sportsman Award September 2, 2014 Spain's Javier Gomez clinched the ITU triathlon world championship after finishing third in the final race of the season in Edmonton, Canada. It was Gomez’ fourth world title, equalling the record of England’s Simon Lessing, and makes him a strong contender for nomination for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award. In an exciting finale to the season, Mario Mola made it a double success for Spain, finishing second in the race and reaching second place in the overall standings. The Edmonton race was won by British Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, whose year has been disrupted by injury, who took victory by 20 seconds. At the end of the race, Gomez, aged 31, said: “It’s amazing. I'm really happy after a very tough week. I am happy with my third place. It did the job."