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Brownlee Brothers Dominate Men's Olympic Triathlon Event


Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee claimed Gold today after leading the pack for much of the Olympic distance triathlon. He used his strong run to pull ahead of Javier Gozmez on the final lap to secure a Gold medal on his home turf. Gomez who was in the lead pack with the Brownlee brothers hung tough with them through 3 loops. Jonathan Brownlee was fading towards the end of lap 3 and decided to serve his 15 second penalty before the last lap. It was then Gomez and Alistair out in front, but Gomez couldn't match Alistair's turbo speed on the last loop and takes the Silver medal. Jonathan's lead ahead of David Hauss (FRA) and Laurent Vidal (FRA) was before the penalty was enough for Jonathan to still go out and run the last lap to secure the Bronze medal.

Brownlee had enough time to run by the crowd and pick up a Union Jack flag before crossing the finish line in a time of 1 hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds.

The 15-second penalty for Jonathan was for getting on his bike prior to the mount line.

The medals by the Brownlee brothers are the first for Great Britain in the sport of triathlon.

2012 Olympic Games Men's Triathlon Results:
London, Great Britan, UK - August 7, 2012

Men's Results Time
Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1:46:25
Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:46:36
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 1:46:56
David Hauss (FRA) 1:47:14
Laurent Vidal (FRA) 1:47:21
Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:47:26
Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) 1:47:35
Sven Riederer (SUI) 1:47:46
Joao Silva (POR) 1:47:51
Alessandro Fabian (ITA) 1:48:03

Hunter Kemper, four-time Olympian from the USA finished 14th in a deep field at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Kemper's time 1:48:46 was two minutes behind Alistair's time. Manny Huerta finished in 51st place in a time of 1:53:39.

Canada's Simon Whitfield and Leonardo Chacon of Costa Rica incurred a nasty crash not long after exiting the transition area, both athletes pulled out of the race shortly after.