Alistair Brownlee insists his thoughts are firmly fixed on trying to regain the world triathlon title this year after just missing out on making it a hat-trick of major individual titles in 2014.

Brownlee enjoyed a succesful summer last year, winning the European title before adding double gold in the men's and mixed team relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Despite then winning the World Series Grand Final in Edmonton, Canada, it was not enough for the 26-year-old - who suffered from injuries at the start of the season - to take the overall title, with that honour going to Spanish rival Javier Gomez.

His last World Championship gold came back in 2011 with younger brother Jonathan winning it the year after.

But, with the 2015 world series set to be bigger than ever – with the first of the ten races starting in early March in Abu Dhabi before concluding in Chicago in September – Alistair is determined to chase down four-time world champion Gomez.

"It was such a shame not to be able to have a really good crack at the world series last year, that could have made it a perfect season," said Brownlee who, like his brother, will also be targeting Olyympic qualification this year.

"I'd really like to be able to compete for the world title this year and hopefully that will be the case. It's been a long time so hopefully I can change that.

"I wouldn't say the schedule suits me any better but it's about saying, 'Right, how can I use the schedule to maximise my chances of doing well?.'

"It's not ideal racing in March in Abu Dhabi, then Auckland, Australia, going all over the world to do it. But if that's the series then it's what you've got to deal with."

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