Why it matters: Bradley Course, representing Australia, achieved a commendable 14th place in the competitive Junior Men's World Triathlon Sprint Championship in Hamburg, outperforming his fellow countrymen.
Setting the pace: The early phase of the race was dominated by the Hungarian duo, Marton Kropko and Zalan Gabor, with Australia's Jack Crome keeping pace alongside them.
By the numbers:
- Bradley Course finished the race in 14th place with a time of 51:57
- Mitch Blackbourn followed in 25th place, Jack Crome in 28th, and Thomas Feldmann in 42nd
- The winning time was 51:11 by Portugal's Joao Nuno Batista
Between transition: While the initial lead was held by Crome and Estonia's Gregor Rasva, Kropko and Rasza quickly regained it. The ultimate victors emerged from a strong group consisting of Joao Nuno Batista, Nils Serre Gehri, and Mathis Beaulieu, who managed to overtake Crome and Rasva.
The bottom line: His top 20 finish in the Junior Men's World Triathlon Sprint Championship places him firmly on the world stage.