Alistair and Jonny Brownlee set the pace as the Men’s Individual Triathlon took place at Strathclyde Park this afternoon.
In the blistering heat the brothers swam across 1,500-meters of Strathclyde’s waters that are usually reserved for orienteering and water-skiing. The next stage of the Triathlon involved switching to a 40-kilometer road cycle and the event ended with a 10-kilometer run to the finish line.
Both brothers sharing the podium with Alistair taking first place and Gold (1:48:50) and Johnathan claiming Second and Silver (1:49:01). Richard Murray of South Africa came in third to clinch the Bronze medal (1:50:21).
Alistair has had previous success 2012 Olympic Games in London winning the Gold medal in the Olympic Triathlon. Alistair becomes the third athlete to win gold in triathlon at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, after Emma SNOWSILL (AUS) and Simon WHITFIELD (CAN).
England have now won four triathlon medals at Glasgow 2014 and joins New Zealand as the second-most decorated CGA in triathlon, behind Australia with five.
Younger brother Jonathan is also an elite triathlete representing Great Britain and England, winning Bronze in London and is the reigning Triathlon World Champion.
The Brownlee’s come from great sporting pedigree as their mother represented Wales in swimming.