Just over an hour or so later, after a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and deep into the 10km run, he was leading.
For a few tantalising minutes, gold appeared in Yee’s grasp. But, after so much toil and torture in the 27C heat, he had nothing left when the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt surged clear with two kilometres remaining to win in 1hr 45min 4sec.
Naga said on her show: “Let me go back to Andy Henderson, Andy, I explained what happened when the false start happened with Alex Yee, but you were talking about how that would have impacted them in terms of the energy that’s expended, the psychological build-up just starting.”
Andy responded: “I don’t think it affected them too much, it was almost like it was part of their warm-up process.