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Brownlee brothers lead Commonwealth triathlon team

Olympic medal winning brothers from Leeds, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have been named in England's triathlon team for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee Credit: Press Association

Gold medal winner Alistair will lead the team while Jonny, who won Bronze at the London Olympics in 2012, joins newcomer Aaron Harris in the men's team.

World number two Jodie Stimpson leads the women's team of Vicky Holland and Lucy Hall.

Hundreds take part in Castle Howard triathlon

Hundreds of people are taking part in the Castle Howard triathlon Credit: PA

Around twelve hundred people are to take part in a triathlon in the lake at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire today. The local Brownlee brothers have spurred an increase in registrations with 65 pairs of siblings racing, having been inspired by their performance last Summer.


Brownlee brothers to host triathlon event

Now triathlon is reckoned to be the fastest growing sport in Britain, and Yorkshire's own Olympic heroes - Gold medallist Alistair and Bronze medallist Jonny - are giving even more people the chance to join in.

They're organising a brand new event - the Brownlee Super Sprint Triathlon - which will be held in the stunning surroundings of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park in North Yorkshire on September 21. 700 have already entered - including the lads themselves - and there are still 300 places left.