We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Alistair Brownlee is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time ITU World Champion, and three-time European champion. Alistair Brownlee Ready to Make Leap to Half-Iron Racing Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee is making good on his promise to give long-distance triathlon a shot in 2017. 27.3k Likes, 394 Comments - Alistair Brownlee (@alistair.brownlee) on Instagram: “What a race. Two ordinary men from Yorkshire trying to conquer the world of Triathlon! Alistair Brownlee is facing a race against time to defend his Olympic triathlon title in Tokyo after being left out of Britain's initial squad for the event. Super Bowl 2021: when is it, who is the half-time performer and how to watch in the UK.  He took another win the following month when he triumphed in the North American Ironman 70.3 Championships in St. George, Utah, which secured his place in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in September 2017..  This was contrasted with outstanding success when, in the space of just twenty-one days during June 2011, he convincingly won the next two ITU series events (in Madrid and Kitzbühel) and, following a puncture whilst in the lead and having to make up more than 30 seconds on the new leaders, successfully defended his European title at the 2011 Pontevedra ETU Triathlon European Championships and shared the podium with his brother Jonathan, who took the silver medal. Brownlee won the Commonwealth Games Triathlon in 2014, controlling the race with his brother from the start, before pulling away on the first lap of the run in dominating style; Jonathan took the silver medal. "I would not be going to Tokyo if I did not genuinely believe, as I did on the start-line in both Rio and London, that I can beat him.".  He was a member of the triathlon club based at Leeds Metropolitan University's Carnegie High Performance centre, and was coached by Carnegie Director of Sport Malcolm Brown, and in swimming by Jack Maitland.. The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the ITU Athlete's Profile Page. His birth name is Alistair Edward Brownlee and he is currently 32 years old . , Brownlee made his long-course debut at the half-iron distance Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria triathlon in April 2017, which he won in a time of 4:03:09, finishing over eight minutes ahead of the runner-up. The Briton won the Ironman Western Australia in Busselton in a course record time of 7 hours, 45 minutes, and 21 seconds. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. 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Discover daily instagram statistics, earnings, followers attribute, relevant followers and posts. As a Junior, Alistair was a successful fell and cross country runner, and returned to Yorkshire in 2006 to focus on triathlon and study at University of Leeds. The education details are not available at this time. Alistair Brownlee was part of a strong pro field at the famously tough Helvellyn Triathlon, which included Will Clarke, Lucy Hall, Joe Skipper, Nikki Bartlett, Lucy Gossage, Elliot Smales, George Goodwin and newly turned pro (and former 220 age grouper of the year) Ruth Astle. Alistair Brownlee Instagram Stats & Analytics Dashboard. Jonny won the bronze medal in the Olympic triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the silver medal in the Olympics triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  Brownlee also took gold in the mixed triathlon team relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with brother Jonathan, Vicky Holland and Jodie Stimpson. Brownlee took the ITU win in his hometown of Leeds. [fetch instagram=”” display=”posts” ] The 32-year-old British was born in the Millennials Generation and the Year of the Dragon Education. The sons of a father who was a runner and mother who swam, the Brownlee brothers are to triathlon what the Manning’s are to football. , Brownlee was educated at Bradford Grammar School, a co-educational independent school in the city of Bradford in Yorkshire.  The eldest of three boys,he has two younger brothers, Jonathan and Edward (b.1995). He is also a two-time Triathlon World Champion (2009, 2011), a two-time World Team Champion (2011, 2014), a four-time European Champion (2010, 2011, 2014, 2019), and the 2014 Commonwealth champion. His older brother Alistair Brownlee holds two Olympic titles in the triathlon event (2012, 2016), and is a two-time Triathlon World Champion (2009, 2011).  He did however mark his return to competitive triathlon with a convincing win in Madrid, followed a month later with the European Triathlon Union (ETU) Championships title. His younger brother Edward, who was a very successful academic, is also a keen sportsman, but prefers rugby and water polo over the triathlon. The 32-year-old, who won gold in both London and Rio, is yet to fulfil British Triathlon's strict selection criteria and has until around June next year to make his case.  Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete.He is the only athlete to hold two Olympic titles in the triathlon event, winning gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and the only man to have won Olympic Gold whilst going into the event as favourite for the title. 2011, won the World Championship Series triathlons in Madrid and Kitzbühel, leading the ITU World Championship ranking, and crowned himself again European Elite Champion. During the 2008 season, his best world cup finish was 3rd place in Madrid and he also won the under-23 world championship. Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete. Alistair abandoned his own chance of winning the race, instead opting to assist his brother over the line, finally pushing him to a second-place finish and coming in third himself. 2009, won the Dextro Energy World Championship Series placing first in almost all of the circuit's triathlons (i.e. Find out more, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, Alistair Brownlee is facing a race against time to defend his Olympic triathlon title, Thomas Tuchel's style of play: What Chelsea fans can expect from their new manager. He described his decision to leave Cambridge to a student newspaper there in 2013, saying "trying to fit 30+ hours of training around my degree was pretty impossible. He took victory in the men's race by more than 10 minutes. Brownlee will be unable to help the squad secure a third place, as his time out competing in Ironman means he is ranked 137th in the world, behind 10 other Britons. , Brownlee was introduced to triathlon at a young age by his uncle, Simon Hearnshaw, who regularly competed in the sport. , His father Keith was a runner, while his mother Cathy was a swimmer. Please check back soon for updates. I decided that triathlon was my true passion, so I moved back to study at Leeds on a less demanding course, and in a city where the sport was well supported at the time by British Triathlon". A post shared by Alistair Brownlee (@alistair.brownlee) on Dec 1, 2019 at 3:25am PST View this post on Instagram 8:53:58 Ironman Debut. Madrid, Washington DC, Kitzbühel, London, and Gold Coast). Two years later, an U23 ITU World Championship in Vancouver. My day couldn’t have gone much better until I punctured at Hawi. Join Facebook to connect with Alistair Brownlee and others you may know. He is the only person to have ever defended Olympic triathlon gold. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and refer to the Elite category. The 32-year-old has been focusing on the longer Ironman distance and struggling with injuries. In the six years from 2005 to 2010, Alistair Brownlee took part in 31 ITU competitions and achieved 24 top ten positions, among which were 13 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals. Long story short, it should come as no surprise that Brownlee still has the speed to beat a world-class ITU field at a race like WTS Leeds only a month after having the endurance to beat an equally stellar field at his Ironman 70.3 debut in St. George. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. He is also the first person to win the ITU Triathlon World Championship titles … The South African Henri Schoeman, who had won bronze behind the Brownlees in Rio, overtook the Brownlee brothers to win the race. Family.  This was when Brownlee left Cambridge to move back to Yorkshire, focus on triathlon and study at the University of Leeds. The impact of coronavirus on the triathlon schedule makes the 32-year-old's path to a title defence far from clear, as do the current world rankings which could restrict the GB men's team to just two slots. View the profiles of people named Alistair Brownlee. Former world champion Non Stanford, who finished fourth in Rio, misses out.  Alistair won the 2011 ITU world title, after winning the Grand Final in Beijing and the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, while his brother took the bronze medal. , He has said that "It was only when I won the World Junior Championships in 2006 that I made the conscious decision to really focus on triathlon". Alistair Brownlee on Mo Farah snub at BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 'It's really sad - he is the perfect British story' By Oliver Brown 19 Dec 2016, 10:00pm. 2010, opened the season with the European Championship gold medal but subsequently had to put up with a stress fracture of the femur. Alistair Brownlee’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. Today could be the start…” , At the final race of the 2016 World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, his brother Jonathan, who had been leading comfortably as they headed into the final kilometre of the 10 km run, began to show the effects of heat and exhaustion, weaving across the course and appearing to be on the verge of collapse.  He also completed an MSc in Finance in 2013 at Leeds Metropolitan University. “If I go out for a bike ride, I’ll run indoors,” Alistair says. 186.9k Followers, 729 Following, 325 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Alistair Brownlee (@alistair.brownlee) Alistair Brownlee. Alistair Brownlee posted on Instagram: “Long hot runs in Kona. The remaining men's selection will be finalised in the middle of 2021. Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee. No more than seven seconds after Johnny slowed, Alistair–who had been in an epic foot battle with South Africa’s Henri Schoeman–surged around the corner and came upon his struggling sibling. The Brownlee brothers may have won a gold and silver one-two in the Olympic triathlon, but it's their younger sibling Edward (pictured middle) who won the hearts of Brits on social media. At Beauvais (13 June 2010) Alistair placed 9th. Alistair Brownlee took up triathlon during his student days, which would see him awarded a degree in Sports Science and Physiology and an MSc in Finance. Thirteen years ago, he won his first world championship at the Junior ITU World Championships in Lausanne. During the 2010 off season, Brownlee sustained a stress fracture of the femur and was not able to return to competition until June, which made defence of his ITU title almost impossible. @witsupcom Happy with that. His younger brother Jonathan Brownlee is also a triathlete, winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and his youngest brother Edward is also a keen sportsman, but prefers rugby and water polo over the triathlon. In 2010, only the femur fracture could slow Brownlee's dominance for some time. Younger brother Jonny, who won bronze at London 2012, said he hoped his brother would be alongside him for his third shot at gold next year. Alistair Brownlee was born on a Saturday, April 23, 1988 in England. Alistair Brownlee is facing a race against time to defend his Olympic triathlon title in Tokyo after being left out of Britain's initial squad for the event. In 2011, Brownlee took part in the French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux representing the club ECS Triathlon, which, thanks to the Brownlee brothers and Javier Gómez Noya, had already won the Club Championship in 2010. People born on April 23 fall under the zodiac sign of Taurus. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.org. He was victorious in Madrid, Washington D.C, Kitzbühel and London before winning the 2009 season Grand Final, held on Australia's Gold Coast on 12 September and thereby became the first person ever to win the ITU world Triathlon titles for Junior Men (2006), Under 23 Men (2008) and Senior Men (2009).. Alistair, as is his way, is slightly ahead of his younger brother in training. Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. The door has been left open for Alistair Brownlee to seal a place at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite the two-times gold medallist being left out of the provisional British triathlon team. Brownlee represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics finishing in 12th place and went on to win that year’s U23 World Championships. Which players win and lose from Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea arrival? Two-time Olympic triathlon gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has qualified for the 2020 Ironman World Championships with a stunning victory on Sunday (1st December).. As a junior, he was a successful fell and cross country runner, coming second in the Junior English Cross Country Championships and winning the Yorkshire County title on several occasions. 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