Source: NST Singapore
The enduro race on Sunday features three continuous rounds, each comprising a 300m swim, a 5km bike ride and a 1.6km run. The two slowest athletes at the end of each discipline will be eliminated.
Brownlee, the 2016 Olympic silver medallist, admitted making it difficult for himself due to mistakes in the earlier rounds that cost him energy.
“But it shows what I can do with a couple of months of consistent training and there’s no secret to this sport… I really wanted that last race,” added the Briton.
“On the run I thought when I set off, that everyone looked very tired, and I thought, ‘all right, I’m going to make them really hurt’ and that’s what I did.”
Brownlee, fourth overall entering the weekend, was unconcerned about how his win affected his overall position.
He said: “I haven’t won a race for a long time, I haven’t felt good in a race for a long time so it’s nice to be here and be competitive.
“I enjoy racing at the front and winning, I enjoy trying to win and I enjoy being back in racing well.”