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Jess Learmonth victim of late Nicola Spirig surge in European triathlon

• Swiss wins title for fifth time with Learmonth second• Alistair Brownlee struggles for form before men’s eventJess Learmonth has been in outstanding form but on a sweltering Thursday in and around Strathclyde Loch her grip on the European title was r…

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Gold Coast’s Games finale lowers bar for follow-up at Birmingham 2022

Eleven days of slick operation were somewhat undermined by two bum notes struck in the final 24 hours on the Gold CoastThe organisers of Birmingham 2022, possibly daunted by following an event so well received on the ground, may have felt some relief a…

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Commonwealth Games: ‘Tiny island nation of England is not doing so good’

Largest ever team to leave these shores is trailing Australia by a distance and the administrative backup has missed a trick tooTeam England ticked very few boxes at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, from the support officials who incomprehensibly bot…

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Alistair Brownlee: ‘Jonny is reminded of that finish every time we buy a cup of tea’

The tale of Team England’s 2018 Commonwealth Games flag bearer helping his brother reach the finish of a triathlon in Mexico two years ago follows them everywhereAt the supermarket, in the local pub and simply walking down the street. Everywhere he goe…

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Alistair Brownlee:‘Mexico brought us to people’s attention. We saw it as failure’

Alistair Brownlee won Olympic gold in triathlon and a month later hauled his stricken brother Jonny over the finishing line in Mexico

“Well, I have been helping old ladies across the road,” deadpans Alistair Brownlee. “And we’ve turned on every Christmas light in Leeds and asked people to vote,” interjects his brother Jonny. “Yeah, more than once,” agrees Alistair. Welcome to electioneering Brownlee style. Sharp as a tack – yet refreshingly tongue in cheek with it.

Some athletes take the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award desperately seriously. Alistair, while hugely proud to be on the 16-strong shortlist and be second favourite for the award behind Andy Murray, is not one of them. In fact, he has a disarming confession. “It’s amazing to be there,” he says, “especially in such a special year. Although I wonder how much traction I would have got without the Mexico incident.”

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Jonny Brownlee: I owe brother Alistair a good Christmas present – video

Jonny Brownlee says he will always be thankful to his older brother Alistair, who helped him cross the finish line at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, on Sunday. Speaking on Monday to BBC Sport, Alistair says helping Jonny was simply the right thing to do

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Jonny Brownlee: I owe brother Alistair a good Christmas present – video

Jonny Brownlee says he will always be thankful to his older brother Alistair, who helped him cross the finish line at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, on Sunday. Speaking on Monday to BBC Sport, Alistair says helping Jonny was simply the right thing to do

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Alistair Brownlee gives up chance to win race and helps brother Jonny – video

An exhausted Jonny Brownlee is helped over the finish line by his brother Alistair who gives up the chance to win the race in a dramatic end to the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, on Sunday. Brothers in arms: Alistair Brownlee gives up chanc…

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Brothers in arms: Alistair Brownlee gives up chance to win to help stricken Jonny over line

• Jonny began to weave across course in final few hundred metres in Mexico
• ‘I think it’s as close to death as you can be in sport,’ says Alistair

A dazed Jonny Brownlee was helped over the line by his brother Alistair, who shunned the chance to win the race to come to the aid of his younger sibling, in a dramatic end to the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico.

Related: Alistair Brownlee claims triathlon gold and Jonny takes silver at Rio 2016

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The Agenda: anniversary for Arsène Wenger and Brownlee brothers return

Arsenal manager marks 20 years at the club, Alistair and Jonny resume their triathlon exploits after the Olympics and Bubba Watson to learn Ryder Cup fate

Expect plenty of footage of Arsène Wenger looking young on TV this week: Thursday marks 20 years to the day since Grampus Eight’s highbrow, low-profile coach pitched up at Arsenal. At his first press conference at Highbury in 1996 the 47-year-old told reporters he’d hired Pat Rice as No2, would show recovering alcoholic Tony Adams “every respect”, and planned to take a relaxed view when it comes to spending money: “Yes, I will sign players but I’m not in any hurry.” He also set out his broader philosophy – “I like real, modern football, football made of compact lines, of zones, of pressure and quick, coordinated movements” – and revealed his biggest personal challenge: “I am like every human, I have my weaknesses. I would say to you I try every day to be better than the day before but I am conscious that I have to win over these supporters. They don’t know me.” They do now.

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Men’s triathlon: Rio 2016 Olympics – live!

2.51pm BST

Heroes, each and every one of them:

The ultimate trial of guts and grit over land and sea… Yes, reporting on the Olympics can be tough. Today I’m off to watch the triathlon

2.47pm BST

Our man on the ground, Sean Ingle, has the latest from Rio:

Good morning from Copacabana, where my morning walk to work involved a 25-minute walk along the beach … well, someone has to do it. While strolling through the sand I saw the Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny jogging along, looking as relaxed as anything. Their aim today is to finish 1-2 on the podium. Such an achievement would make them only the ninth pair of brothers in summer and winter Olympic Games history to finish with a gold and silver medal in the same event. And Alistair believes it is possible. “I’m feeling really good,” he says. “During the last few weeks, we’ve both put in some hard sessions, and I don’t think it could have gone an awful lot better, so we’re very happy. I will stand on that start line knowing I am not far off my very best.” The bookies have Alistair as a short-priced 8-11 favourite, which is probably about right. The big unknown is whether two lads from Yorkshire can handle the conditions, which are a lot hotter and more muggy than forecast.

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee eager for more as London triathlon beckons

Racing in Hyde Park on Sunday, the scene of their London 2012 triumph, the Brownlee brothers are building up for the Rio Games but also harbour ambitions beyond Olympic glory

A few days ago Alistair Brownlee was sorting out his attic when he stumbled on something unexpected: his Team GB rucksack from London 2012. “I hadn’t touched it since the Olympics,” he says, laughing. “My helmet was still in it, as well as a pair of shorts and a T-shirt I’d warmed up in. There was even a bar that I had half eaten and put back in.” A shake of the head. “It was just … there. Amazing.”

And Brownlee’s Olympic triathlon gold? Well, that has pride of place in his sock drawer. “I’ve never been that bothered about medals,” he says. “Although that one is precious to me, the achievement matters more.”

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Jonny Brownlee storms to Auckland gold in World Triathlon Series

• Brownlee wins second round in New Zealand with impressive display
• Alistair’s brother is now ranked No1 in the world
• Who is the greatest living Yorkshireman?

Jonny Brownlee sprinted to victory as he claimed gold in the second round of the World Triathlon Series in Auckland on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medallist, who is now ranked as the world’s No1 triathlete, maintained a challenging position throughout the race after finishing fifth in the opening event in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

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Jonny Brownlee storms to Auckland gold in World Triathlon Series

• Brownlee wins second round in New Zealand with impressive display
• Alistair’s brother is now ranked No1 in the world
• Who is the greatest living Yorkshireman?

Jonny Brownlee sprinted to victory as he claimed gold in the second round of the World Triathlon Series in Auckland on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medallist, who is now ranked as the world’s No1 triathlete, maintained a challenging position throughout the race after finishing fifth in the opening event in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee eager for more as London triathlon beckons

Racing in Hyde Park on Sunday, the scene of their London 2012 triumph, the Brownlee brothers are building up for the Rio Games but also harbour ambitions beyond Olympic glory
• Alistair and Jonny Brownlee take triathlon gold and bronze at London 2012
• Alistair Brownlee beats brother Jonny to Commonwealth triathlon gold
• England triathletes combine talents to claim Commonwealth relay gold

A few days ago Alistair Brownlee was sorting out his attic when he stumbled on something unexpected: his Team GB rucksack from London 2012. “I hadn’t touched it since the Olympics,” he says, laughing. “My helmet was still in it, as well as a pair of shorts and a T-shirt I’d warmed up in. There was even a bar that I had half eaten and put back in.” A shake of the head. “It was just … there. Amazing.”

And Brownlee’s Olympic triathlon gold? Well, that has pride of place in his sock drawer. “I’ve never been that bothered about medals,” he says. “Although that one is precious to me, the achievement matters more.”

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee say triathlon schedule is too demanding

Brothers wary of expansion of World Series to 10 events Tough to expect athletes to race from March to September Alistair Brownlee wins Commonwealth gold Continue reading…

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England triathletes combine talents to claim Commonwealth relay gold

Jodie Stimpson, Vicky Holland and Brownlee brothers triumph Quartet overcome South Africa and Australia in inaugural event Continue reading…

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Alistair Brownlee beats brother Jonny to Commonwealth triathlon gold

Yorkshire siblings dominate field at Strathclyde Country Park South Africas Richard Murray finishes third Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Brownlee brothers plot path to Glasgow podium

The Olympic triathlon champion, Alistair Brownlee, has put his injuries problems behind him and his closest rival at Glasgow 2014 is likely to be his younger brother Jonny Continue reading…

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Alistair Brownlee to lead Englands Commonwealth Games triathlon team

Jonny Brownlee and Aaron Harris also in the squad World No2 Jodie Stimpson leads strong womens contingent Continue reading…