Brownlee brothers win gold and silver in Madrid
Alistair and Jonny Brownlee sit on top of the triathlon world after finishing first & second at the ITU Dextro World Series race in Madrid.
Alistair (University of Leeds - Sport & Exercise Science 2008) has won two recent races in the French Grand Prix Series and this was his third consecutive victory on a Madrid course that he clearly loves. In 2008, a third-place finish in Madrid secured his place at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Jonny (3rd-year History) is the current University of Leeds athlete of the year, following victories at the 2010 ITU World Under-23 Championships and 2010 ITU World Sprint Triathlon Championships. He is currently second in the series rankings.
The next major race for the Brownlee brothers is the ITU Dextro World Series - London, which will be run on the same course being used for the London 2012 Games. This race acts as a qualifier for the 2012 GB triathlon team, with Alistair and Jonny both keen to secure selection at the earliest opportunity.
Race highlights can be seen on the BBC Sport websitePosted in: University news