Brownlee dad makes joke about Alistair's triathlon heroics

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last day or two, you are sure to have heard about the amazing show of sportsmanship between two brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee at the World Triathlon Series.

The younger brother Jonny, who is 26, was leading the race in Mexico when he began to suffer from heat exhaustion with only 700m left to go.

As the older brother Alistair, 28, caught up with his struggling sibling, he made the decision to put his competitive nature to one side.


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Instead of overtaking his sibling, Alistair decided to put an arm around Jonny and they finished the race together.

Much praise has been given to Alistair for sacrificing his chances of victory in the race to help his struggling brother after the video of the incident went viral.

Now the Dad of the triathletes Dr Keith Brownlee has weighed in with his own opinions of what took place during the triathlon. 

He said: “I was massively worried about Jonny.

"He looked quite ill from about one kilometre before the finishing line. He was wobbling, around looking a bit glassy-eyed.

"But when Alistair saw his brother in trouble his win-at-all-costs reputation went out the window. It transcended sport really. Empathy, selflessness and worry for his brother took over”.

Dr Brownlee then went onto joke about the finish of the race, saying: "He could have put him down a bit more gently though! He kind of threw him over the finish line!"

The World Triathlon Series finale, which consisted of a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle, and 10km run, took place in high heat and humidity in Cozumel, Mexico.

Jonny, a silver medalist at Rio 2016, would have won the world title had he been victorious in the final race of the competition.

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