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|Name||Alistair Brownlee MBE|
|DOB||23 Apr 1988 (age 26)|
Alistair is the Olympic Champion. He is based full time at the British Triathlon centre in Leeds, coached by Jack Maitland and Malcolm Brown. Maitland and Brown have coached him since he was a young teenager.
Alistair won the Olympic Games triathlon in Hyde Park at the London 2012 Olympics. His younger brother Jonathan won the bronze medal, with Spain's Javier Gomez winning silver. Alistair became the first British triathlete to win an Olympic medal since the sport was introduced to the Games in Sydney 2000.
Alistair is a two time ITU World Champion, having won the title in 2009 and 2011. He has twice won the ITU Mixed Team Relay world title. He also won the European title twice and is the 2014 Commonwealth Champion.
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 focus on triathlon and study for a degree in Physiology and Sport at the University of Leeds. He has also completed an MsC in finance at Leeds Metropolitan University and received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Leeds in 2013.
Brother, Jonathan Brownlee, who is two years younger, is also a triathlon World Champion. He has another yonger brother, Edward, who is a good rugby player.
Brownlee represented TeamGB at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the triathlon event, finishing 12th. With 3km to go, Alistair led the race, but was over taken by more experienced athletes.
HIs breaktrhough came in 2009, winning the ITU world title in Australia having won all five of the World Triathlon Series rounds that he took part in. He became the first person to win the ITU Triathlon World Championship titles for Junior (2006), Under 23 (2008) and Senior (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.
Alistair was awarded an MBE in January 2013. He is a member of UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon 2012 Squad training at the triathlon centre in Leeds coached by Jack Maitland and Malcolm Brown.
- London 2012 - 1st
- Beijing 2008 - 12th
- 2014 Commonwealth Champion, Glasgow
- 2014 Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Relay Gold medal, Glasgow
- 2014 ITU Mixed Team Relay world champions, Hamburg, Germany (with L Hall, J Brownlee & J Stimpson)
- 2014 European Champion, Kitzbuhel, Austria
- 2012 Olympic Champion, London
- 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...
- 29th Aug 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton1st
- 23rd Aug 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm2nd
- 24th Jul 20142014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games1st
- 24th Jul 20142014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games1st
- 13th Jul 20142014 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships1st
- 12th Jul 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg1st
- 20th Jun 20142014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 31st May 20142014 ITU World Triathlon London4th
- 17th May 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama4th
- 11th Sep 20132013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London52nd
- 24th Aug 20132013 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm1st
- 21st Jul 20132013 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World ChampionshipsDNF
- 20th Jul 20132013 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg2nd
- 6th Jul 20132013 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel1st
- 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
- 23rd Jul 20052005 Alexandroupolis ETU Junior and Youth Triathlon European Championships19th
- 23rd Jul 20052005 Alexandroupolis ETU Junior and Youth Triathlon European Championships6th
Alistair Brownlee MBE Latest News...
2014Olympic champion returns for ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2013ITU World Triathlon Series reaches penultimate stage in Stockholm
2013Triathlon celebrates performance and participation success post London 2012
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