Noble is now towards the rear of that leading pack but still in touch.
And now he's just made his move forwards. Up in about third as they dismount the bikes.
Gavin Noble pushes hard and is in a brilliant position, in top 10 as they come to T2
Noble is 11th at the start of the 10km run but he is only three seconds behind. The Brownlees are in second and third.
Jonathan Brownlee is not taking his penalty now. He's going to work with Alistair, get him his gold, open up a gap so he can have silver. Gavin Noble in 11th. The run is going to be a tester for him but he's given himself an opportunity. Three seconds off the lead. Top 20 a really attainable target now.
Gavin Noble looks in trouble now. Has lost quite a bit of ground and is blowing hard on the run. Only Gomez has stayed with the Brownlees.
Noble, sadly, is spent - but this is so impressive to watch from the Brownlees. As you've just highlighted, Daragh, they're so strong that Jonathan can go well clear, take his penalty and still finish in second.
Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan have made five places and are now 15th. A very strong showing by a pairing that only came together after Flanigan completed his leaving cert last year.
Gomez staying with the Brownlees. That wasn't part of their plan. Gomez has had two heart conditions! Lunatic.
Noble was 19th at the end of the first lap of the run but unless he's managed to save something for himself, it will be hard to maintain that given his disrupted preparation.
Jonathan Brownlee doesn't take his penalty this time even though the leading trio have 27 seconds in hand. But,, he cannot go with Alistair and Gomez and is losing them, drifting back to third. That's a very big surprise.
Alistair Brownlee opens up a gap on Gomez but the Spaniard is digging deep.
Alistair is pouring it on though. And as much as Gomez must dig deep, you think he won't hang in there. Two French men, Hauss and Vidal, working together now as they try to catch Jonathan. Alistair has widened the gap on Gomez.
We're not seeing Gavin Noble anymore but he was still 19th after the second lap of the run. There are four running laps.
It's Alistair Brownlee's gold, it seems, the gap is only growing and Gomez doesn't look capable of keeping up. Jonathan, on the other hand, may not even get bronze because he looks in trouble.
The race is now for bronze - Jonathan takes his penalty but he is still ahead of the French duo who are in chase. Noble, meanwhile, remains in 19th spot. Top 20 would be a great finish for him.
When asked in the RTÉ studio what he thought would be a good result for Gavin Noble, Bryan Keane, said that given what he'd missed through injury, a place in the 30s would be very good. So that puts what he's doing right now into perspective.
Gomez looks like he has been broken by Alistair Brownlee.
Gavin Noble enters the final 1km lap in 20th. An heroic effort.
Owens and Flanigan have a brilliant 16th place finish in race 9 of the 470. A 15th is their best so this is an outstanding performance with just one more race to go at 1.30pm. They lie in 25th overall.
Hauss has left Vidal as he chases Brownlee junior.
Huge crowds around this entire route. Alistair Brownlee is gritting his teeth but he takes a Union Jack on his run-in, drapes it around his shoulder and walks over the finishing line to win gold. Gomez second, Jonathan in bronze.
Incredible from Alistair Brownlee when you consider the pressure on him. He WALKS over the line with the Union flag. Wins by 11 seconds ahead of Gomez, with Jonathan Brownlee winning bronze. Hauss takes fourth, still waiting to hear of how Noble is doing.
Alistair Brownlee had an Achilles tear in February. What a tough breed these guys are.
Just waiting for Gavin Noble now. Top 10 are in.
It's 23rd place for Noble. Finished 3.22 behind the winner and he'll be relatively happy with that effort.
Gavin Noble has finished in 23rd. A terrific result with the lack of mileage in his legs. He went for it from the start. I really enjoyed that. Of course, they are all stone mad.
RTÉ just showing highlights of Canada v USA in women's soccer. Sinclair has taken her two goals for Canada brilliantly. The first is great feet, the second, the textbook header back into the far corner in the direction the cross came from. Mind you, Rapinhoe's second for the States is some screamer from outside the box.
Oh what a header for Sinclair from a corner, her hat-trick. Back into the far corner again.
I'm aware some people might know the result of this game. I don't. Oh my God. The referee does the goalkeeper for steps and from the resultant free, gives a pen for handball after a driven free kick by Rapinhoe. A goalkeeper has never, EVER been penalised for taking too many steps since that rule was brought in. The pen was a marginal decision too. Hands may have been up. Pen is slid in expertly off the inside of the post by Wambach. Had to be that good as the 'keeper guessed right. 3-3 with 10 to go (I know it's highlights!) It finished 3-3. Two periods of extra time.
The start of the second 470 sailing race has been delayed.
Jonny Brownlee has been taken away in a wheelchair by medical staff after the triathlon - BBC are saying it's exhaustion.
The US goalie's name is Solo. Don't know if she's any relation of Hans. There's also a Buehler and a Kitty O'Hara.
@AlanSmith I noticed he was collapsed on the ground after initially hugging his brother. Alistair and Gomez walked away, Alistair obviously hadn't copped that Jonny was in difficulty.
Absolute sickener for Canada, the US nodded a winner in the third minute of injury time in the second half of injury time. 4-3. US play Japan in the final.
Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan in 7th in the men's 470 after the second mark. Doing quite well.