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Image of Alistair Brownlee competing in a triathlon


Year of Study: 3rd Year

Course: Sports Science

Alistair Brownlee represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Triathlon. He finished in 12th place and led the race during both bike and running phases before crossing the line as the top British athlete.

Alistair was named British Triathlon Men's athlete of the Year in 2008 and also won the BOA's Triathlete of the Year in 2008.

Alistair is the current World Under 23 champion, after winning the title in June 2008 by over 20seconds and secured his place in Beijing with a third place at the Madrid World Cup in June 2008.

Before moving to the senior ranks in 2007, Alistair was a highly successful junior, winning World and European Junior Triathlon Championships in 2006.

1st- Under-23 World Triathlon Championships, 2008
1st - Junior World Triathlon Championships, 2006
1st - Junior European Triathlon Championships, 2006, 2007
1st - Junior Duathlon European Championships, 2006
2nd - Rhodes Triathlon World Cup, 2007
3rd – Madrid Triathlon World Cup, 2008

Alistair is also the Yorkshire X-Country Champion and the North of England Junior X-Country Champion and has competed for the University in the BUSA X-Country Championships.

On selection to the GB squad for Beijing 2008, Brownlee said: "A year ago I wouldn't have thought making the team for Beijing was possible. I thought it might be when I had a couple of good races at the back end of last year, but then I had a pretty poor start to the year.

Please click on the following link to see Alistair’s profile on the British Olympic Association website:

Alistair Brownlee

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