Jonathan Brownlee had to settle for third as Javier Gomez won his fourth World Triathlon Series on Sunday.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist finished behind Gomez in the season-closing race in Edmonton - a race won by his brother Alistair - and consequently had to take the bronze medal overall.
He had entered the day hoping to add to the crown he won in 2012 but Gomez and Mario Mola both dropped him on the run and he was unable to keep pace.
Finishing fourth on the day meant he had to take third overall as Gomez retained the title he won a year ago. With it being his fourth, he stands alongside Simon Lessing as the record holder.
Alistair Brownlee finishes the series in fourth on 4006 points, with his brother narrowly ahead on 4501. Mola, a hundred better off, nabbed second, with Gomez well clear on 4860.