||Malcolm Brown MBE
Malcolm Brown is the former endurance running coach for UK Athletics and the current coach to various members of the British Triathlon squad based in Leeds. He has coached athletes to international appearances at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level and was British Triathlon's Olympic Performance Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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’s was involved in coaching athletics until 2000 when he left his post at UK Athletics to spend more time with his young family. A few years later he was asked if he would help two young brothers imporve their run speed. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have worked with him, on and off, ever since then and Brown currently sets their run training and oversees their general programme.
Brown also oversees the programmes of many of British Triathlon's Leeds based performance athletes. His Olympic Performance role has him oversee Britain's preparations and progress towards London 2012.
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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