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Brownlee brothers to host triathlon

Yorkshire's Olympic sensations Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are to host their first ever triathlon in the region this September.

They have partnered up with the National Trust to bring it to their home turf at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

“It’s great to be holding our first Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey. As young children, our parents used to take us there for walks to try and wear us out so we have good memories of the place. We want this triathlon to be part of our legacy and to see as many people take part as possible.”

– Johnny Brownlee, World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist

“This is going to be a unique event, not just for triathletes who will get to run through the iconic ruins, but for spectators too. We’re thrilled that Alistair and Jonny are combining their love of triathlon with this special place – one of their favorite stop off points when out training.”

– Chris Fowler, National Trust General Manager at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal