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|Name||Alistair Brownlee MBE|
|DOB||23 Apr 1988 (age 25)|
Alistair is the Olympic Champion after he won the triathlon in Hyde Park at the London 2012 Olympics. Alistair, along with his brother Jonathan who won the bronze medal, became the first Britsh triathlete to win an Olympic medal since the sport was introduced to the Games in Sydney 2000.
Alistair is a two time World Champion, having won the title in 2009 and 2011 in Beijing.
He was introduced to triathlon by his uncle, Simon Hearnshaw. As a junior, he was a successful fell and cross country runner, coming second in the English Junior Cross Country Championships and winning the Yorkshire County title on several occasions.
Born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Alistair was educated at Bradford Grammar School. He began a degree in medicine at Girton College, Cambridge, but left in 2006 to move back to Yorkshire, focus on triathlon and study for a degree in Physiology and Sport at the University of Leeds. He has recently been studying an MsC in finance at Leeds Metropolitan University.
His younger brother, Jonathan Brownlee, is also a triathlon World Champion. He has another yonger brother, Edward, who is a very good rugby player.
Brownlee represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the triathlon event, finishing in 12th place and first British competitor. With 3km to go, Alistair led the race, but was over taken by more experienced athletes. A year later he beat them to claim the world title.
Brownlee won the 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship - winning all five of the season's events in which he competed. He was victorious in Madrid, Washington D.C., Kitzbuhel and London before winning the Grand Final on Australia's Gold Coast, on 12 September, and became the first person to win the ITU Triathlon World Championships titles for Junior Men (2006), Under 23 Men (2008) and Senior Men (2009).
In February 2010 Brownlee was diagnosed with a left leg femoral stress fracture. He announced his full recovery with a win at the ITU World Championship Series Madrid on 5 June and then convincingly won the European title in Athlone, Ireland on 3 July. In winter 2011 he had another stress fracture, but went on to win the ITU World title. In Feb 2012 he suffered an Achilles tear, which delayed the start to his race season.
In November 2010, Alistair Brownlee was awarded the GE British Triathlon Male Elite Athlete of the Year Award in addition to a new award for 2010, the Peter Holmes Award for Inspirational Performance in International Competition. His stunning performance throughout 2011 saw him him once again voted as the GE British Triathlon Male Elite Athlete of the Year in November 2011.
Alistair was awarded an MBE in January 2013. He is a member of UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon 2012 Squad training at the satellite centre in Leeds coached by Jack Maitland and Malcolm Brown.
- Beijing 2008 - 12th
- London 2012 - 1st
- 2012 Olympic Champion, London, United Kingdom
- 2011 ITU World Champion, Beijing, China
- 2011 Team Traithlon World Champion, Lausanne, Switzerland (with J Brownlee, H Jenkins & J Stimpson)
- 2011 European Champion, Pontevedra, Spain
- 2010 European Champion, Athlone, Ireland
- 2009 ITU World Champion, Gold Coast, Australia
- 2008 Under 23 World Champion
- 2007 European Junior Champion
- 2006 World Junior Champion
Follow Alistair on Twitter @AliBrownleetri.
Alistair Brownlee MBE Latest ITU events...
- 19th Apr 20132013 ITU World Triathlon San Diego1st
- 4th Aug 20122012 London Olympic Games1st
- 23rd Jun 20122012 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel1st
- 9th Sep 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Beijing1st
- 21st Aug 20112011 Lausanne ITU Team Triathlon World Championships1st
- 20th Aug 20112011 Lausanne ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships3rd
- 6th Aug 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London1st
- 24th Jun 20112011 Pontevedra ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 18th Jun 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel1st
- 4th Jun 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid1st
- 9th Apr 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Sydney29th
- 8th Sep 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest1st
- 14th Aug 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel40th
- 24th Jul 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London10th
- 3rd Jul 20102010 Athlone ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 5th Jun 20102010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid1st
- 9th Sep 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast1st
- 15th Aug 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London1st
- 11th Jul 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel1st
- 2nd Jul 20092009 Holten ETU Triathlon European Championships2nd
- 21st Jun 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Washington, DC1st
- 31st May 20092009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Madrid1st
- 18th Aug 20082008 Beijing Olympic Games12th
- 22nd Jun 20082008 Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon World Cup7th
- 5th Jun 20082008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships1st
- 25th May 20082008 Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup3rd
- 10th May 20082008 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships15th
- 6th Apr 20082008 New Plymouth BG Triathlon World Cup49th
- 30th Mar 20082008 Mooloolaba BG Triathlon World Cup43rd
- 7th Oct 20072007 Rhodes BG Triathlon World Cup2nd
- 30th Aug 20072007 Hamburg BG Triathlon World Championships2nd
- 29th Jul 20072007 Salford BG Triathlon World Cup20th
- 29th Jun 20072007 Copenhagen ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 16th Jun 20072007 Edinburgh ETU Duathlon European ChampionshipsDNF
- 19th May 20072007 Gyor ITU Duathlon World Championships2nd
- 7th Oct 20062006 Rimini ETU Duathlon European Championships1st
- 2nd Sep 20062006 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Championships1st
- 29th Jul 20062006 Corner Brook ITU Duathlon World Championships2nd
- 8th Jul 20062006 Rijeka ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup1st
- 23rd Jun 20062006 Autun ETU Triathlon European Championships3rd
- 10th Sep 20052005 Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Championships41st
- 13th Aug 20052005 Lough Neagh ITU Triathlon European Cup11th
Alistair Brownlee MBE Latest News...
2011British Triathlon confirms World Class programme for Olympic year
2011Helen Jenkins and Alistair Brownlee celebrate Olympic Athlete of the Year Award
2011Chrissie Wellington MBE celebrates at British Triathlon Annual Awards
2011Triathlon workforce celebrated at British Triathlon Annual Awards
2011Triathlon clubs and events celebrated at British Triathlon Annual Awards
2011British Triathlon celebrate age-group success at Annual Awards
2011Jane Egan and Steven Judge celebrate paratriathlon success
2011Triathlon Mixed Relay accepted into Commonwealth Games programme
2011World Champions attending British Triathlon Annual Awards Dinner
2011ITU bids for Triathlon Mixed Relay inclusion at Commonwealth Games