|Frodeno edges Whitfield for gold|
|Jan Frodeno finished in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 53.28 seconds.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Jan Frodeno of Germany won the men's Olympic triathlon by running past Canada's Simon Whitfield in the final few meters on Tuesday.|
Frodeno finished in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 53.28 seconds. Whitfield faded to second and was 5.19 seconds in back of Frodeno to get the silver medal.
New Zealand's Bevan Docherty, the silver medalist four years ago, won bronze, 12.31 seconds off the winning pace for the three events -- a 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run.
Whitfield won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games and he was poised for another first-place finish before being passed by the surging Frodeno, who had the top time in the run at 30:46. That was only two seconds better than Whitfield.
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