Team GB’s Alistair Brownlee wins the gold medal in the men’s triathlon event with Spain’s Javier Gomez winning silver and Brownlee’s brother Jonathan winning the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Triathlon was invented in the early 1970s by the San Diego Track Club, as an alternative workout to the rigours of track training. The club’s first event consisted of a 10km run, an 8km cycle and a 500m swim. Triathlon made its Olympic full medal debut at the 2000 Sydney Games. This helped the sport to become even more popular. It now has over 120 affiliated national federations around the world.
Find more about Triathlon at http://www.olympic.org/triathlon
- 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
|1st Gold||Alistair BROWNLEE||GBR||1:46:25|
|2nd Silver||Javier GOMEZ||ESP||1:46:36|
|3rd Bronze||Jonathan BROWNLEE||GBR||1:46:56|