American Kevin McDowell Has Best American Finish in Men's Triathlon

McDowell placed sixth in the thrilling men's triathlon

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Kevin McDowell finished sixth in the men's triathlon, which is the best-ever finish by an American in the event since its debut in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt won gold with Alex Yee of Great Britain winning silver.

Hayden Wilde of New Zealand finished third, and Vincent Luis failed to place despite entering the triathlon as a favorite.

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