Alistair Brownlee wins Olympic triathlon
Posted on 10 months ago
Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates after winning in the men's triathlon final during the London 2012 ‚Ä¶more
Brownlee was the youngest athlete in the Olympic triathlon four years ago, when he finished 12th, but has since won two world and European titles and established himself as the world's number one triathlete. He missed much of the early season with an achilles injury, spending hours training on a water treadmill in his back garden in a bid to get fit.
And that mind-numbing hard work and dedication paid off as underlined his race favourite's status in style.
Great Britain has never won a triathlon medal since the sport made its Olympic debut in Sydney but not only took gold but also bronze, Brownlee's younger brother Jonathan claiming third behind Spanish silver medallist Javier Gomez.
They are the first British brothers to win medals in the same event since Greg and Jonny Searle in rowing coxed pairs in 1992 and the gold moves Great Britain level with the number of podium top places they achieved in Beijing - with six days to come.
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