Olympics: Britain’s Brownlee slogs to triathlon gold

August 7th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain’s Alistair Brownlee slogged to Olympic gold in the men’s triathlon Tuesday, with his brother Jonny taking the bronze.

Brownlee, the reigning world champion, becomes the first Briton to win the swim, cycle and run event.

He takes Britain’s gold medal haul to 19, equalling the Beijing total with several days of competition remaining.

The 24-year-old finished the course around London’s Hyde Park in one hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of Spain’s Javier Gomez, who took the silver.

Jonny Brownlee, 22, clocked 1:46:56 for bronze, overcoming a 15-second time penalty in the process.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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