Jess Learmonth put on a commanding display to finish second at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Having left the swim in first position, Learmonth maintained her place at the front for much of the race, but outsprinted by American Katie Zaferes on the finishing straight who took the race win and overall World Series title.

The result means Learmonth finished second overall in the series standings, ahead of British teammate Georgia Taylor-Brown who sealed overall bronze with a third-place finish in Laussane.

"It was a tough race out there today," Learmonth said. "We were preparing for Tokyo but the course today was hard. I'm delighted with the performance and the overall result. I'm delighted for Georgia too. There were some really strong performances out there today."

Record breaking Dixon

Alyson Dixon broke the world record on route to winning the 50km World Championship in Brasov, Romania.

Racing the ultramarathon distance for the first time, Dixon, who finished sixth in last year’s Commonwealth Games marathon race, crossed the line in three hours seven minutes and 20 seconds to lower the world record by over minute.

The previous had stood since 1989 when South Africa’s Frith van der Merwe recorded a time of 3:08:39.

Last misses podium spot at Mountain Bike World Championships

Commonwealth champion Annie Last overcame a puncture to battle back to sixth position at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada.

Suffering a puncture on the second lap of the elite women’s race, Last was forced back into 16th position but managed to climb ten places in  the following four laps.