GB brothers get gold and bronze in the triathlon

  • 7 August 2012
Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee in the running stage during the Men's Triathlon Image copyright PA

The Brownlee brothers have stormed to gold and bronze for Team GB in the Olympic triathlon.

Alistair's victory means Britain's athletes have equalled our Beijing 2008 gold-medal total.

The triathlon involved an epic 34-mile swim, bike and run around Hyde Park - Alistair notched it up in 1:46:25, 11 seconds in front of Spain's Javier Gomez.

Alistair's brother Jonny made an error by mounting his bike too early and was hit with a 15-second penalty.

But that didn't stop him finishing third and snatching the bronze.