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For a man brought up in the chilly climes of Bergen in Norway it was something of a surprise to hear Kristian Blummenfelt say he was a bit disappointed that the temperature had not been a bit higher at Monday’s Olympic men’s triathlon.

Blummenfelt overcame what everyone else seemed to consider debilitating sweltering conditions to forge clear in the last kilometer of the 10-km run course to take gold — Norway’s first Olympic medal in the sport.

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