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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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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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Alistair Brownlee wins first race since Olympics

Alistair Brownlee won his first race since the Olympics by breaking the course record at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon today. the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.

It was a step up in distance for the 24-year-old Yorkshireman, who has dominated the sport over the past four years, winning two world titles and Olympic gold in London.

Brownlee showed his class on the run to win by more than five minutes from Beilo in a time of three hours, 20 minutes and 18 seconds. That was 29 seconds quicker than the previous record, which was set in 2012 by Dutchman Jan Van Berkel.

"The bike was a challenge. I saw a sign on the bike course and thought that was where I needed to go. It was only when I got back on the course I realised I had been there before. I tried to pace it quite well. I have no idea how to pace 100km on a bike, but it seemed to go okay. I felt tired towards the end but I didn't have to push too hard, which was good as it was getting hot. It's a bit of a shock as it is zero degrees back home and nearly 30 here, but it was early morning so I didn't struggle too much."

– Alistair Brownlee, Olympic champion
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