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Wildwood Crest native Joe Maloy finishes the Olympic triathlon.

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Wildwood Crest Olympic triathlete Joe Maloy followed his impressive performance at the Rio Olympics last month by finishing second Sunday in the Beijing International Triathlon in China.

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Maloy, a 2004 Wildwood Catholic High School graduate, finished 57 seconds behind Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownless of Great Britain Sunday. Brownlee completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10K run in one hour, 52 minutes, 30 seconds. Maloy finished in 1:53:27.

Maloy nearly caught Brownlee during the run. He was timed in 34:23 to Brownlee's 35:54.

Maloy, 30, placed 23rd overall in Rio de Janeiro and was the top American finisher.

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