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The Brownlee Tri will be returning to Harewood House in Leeds for its third consecutive year on Saturday 24th September 2016. Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s triathlon will once again offer Sprint and Super-Sprint distances for individuals and a Sprint relay for teams around the spectacular Harewood course.

The 2016 Brownlee Tri will build on the success of the 2015 event, when over 6,000 people descended on the beautiful Harewood estate. With over 1600 registered participants, the event was a huge success bringing together triathletes of all ages and abilities to experience the course.

We are excited to bring the Brownlee Tri back to Harewood House again this year. The 2015 event was great and enjoyed by many. We can’t wait to do it all over again, this time even bigger and better.

– Alistair Brownlee

Route announced for Brownlee Tri

The Brownlee Tri will be returning to Harewood House in Leeds in September details of the swim, bike and run route have now been confirmed.

The 2015 Brownlee Tri will build on the success of the 2014 event by introducing a pontoon for the swim. The pontoon will take swimmers out to the deep water for the start of the Brownlee Tri and also provide a ramp to swim onto for exiting the lake. This year’s course will also offer a new challenge with a refreshed run route.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s popular triathlon will once again offer Sprint and Super Sprint distances for individuals, and a Sprint and Corporate Challenge relay for teams around the spectacular course.

You can see full details of the route here.

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£28m new leisure centre: " fantastic facility" says Alistair Brownlee

Yorkshire's Olympic triathletes - the Brownlee brothers - were back in Leeds today to open a new sports facility which is right on their doorstep.

Alistair and Jonathan were joined by paralympic champion David Stone to open the Holt Park active centre which cost 28 million pounds to build. It is hoped the facility will offer services for the entire community as Rachel Townsend now reports.

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Olympic stars make a pit stop to open new £28m sports centre

Olympians Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee alongside Paralympian David Stone were at the opening of a new sports centre in Leeds. The £28m development in Holt Park will have a twenty five metre swimming pool, gym as well as hydrotherapy facilities.

Read: countdown to opening of new wellbeing centre

Brownlee brothers promote new Yorkshire Triathlon

Details of a new Triathlon event - organised by Yorkshire's Olympic heroes, gold medallist Alistair and bronze medallist Jonny - have been confirmed.

The Brownlee Super Sprint Triathlon will be held in the stunning surroundings of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park in North Yorkshire on September the 21st.

It'll involve a 400m open water swim in the Studley Lake, before 2 laps of the cycle route covering 10km, and a final 2.5km run to a spectacular finish in front of the Abbey ruins. 700 have already entered - including the Brownlee brothers themselves - and there are still 300 places left.

Alistair Brownlee wins San Diego triathlon

Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee from Leeds has made an impressive start to his 2013 world championship campaign with victory in the San Diego leg of the World Triathlon Series. The race had been billed as a showdown between him and Olympic silver medalist Javier Gomez.

Brownlee jogged and then walked up the finishing chute to record victory by more than 20 seconds having set a blistering pace in the swim. He did not manage to entice others to work with him to form a breakaway on the 40km bike ride but he was never challenged in the 10km run.

South Africa's Richard Murray was second and Portugal's Joao Silva, who takes the world number one ranking, third.

I've only done six weeks' training. I did Abu Dhabi six weeks ago and I pushed on since then. That's all I've done in terms of really meaningful work on the track. I think it's good to have an injury free winter. I enjoyed that, it was great.

– Alistair Brownlee
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