||Malcolm Brown MBE
Malcolm Brown is a Performance Coach based at the Leeds Triathlon Centre.
He is a former endurance running coach for UK Athletics. He has coached athletes to international gold medals at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level and was British Triathlon's Olympic Performance Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Brown has been coaching the Brownlee brothers, along with Jack Maitland, since they were young teenagers.
His career started with a degree in Teaching Physical Education and English. He has worked at four different universities in academic and departmental roles, taking on the post at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002.
He left his post at UK Athletics in 2000 to spend more time with his family. A few years later he he met the Brownlee brothers and was asked to help with their development.
Brown was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honors List in January 2013.
“I started working at Leeds Met in 2002 and not long afterwards a man turned up at the track with two young whipper-snappers who turned out to be the Brownlees. Alistair would have been about 15 at the time.
“He said Alistiar would do well at cross country but he would always start so slowly in the first 200m that he would be playing catch up for the rest of the race. He asked if I could help do anything about it and that’s how it all started. They went away but about three or four months later they were back. I didn’t know at the time, but they were already working with Jack Maitland on their swimming and cycling."
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