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Brownlee delighted with Leeds triathlon coup

Olympian Alistair Brownlee says he is delighted with news that Leeds will host a leg of World Triathlon Series next year.

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The event will take the place of World Triathlon London, as Hyde Park will be under construction in 2016 to allow for the building of a cycling superhighway throughout the city.

It’s fantastic news that Leeds’ bid has been successful. I am sure the crowds will come out in force to see a major triathlon event in Leeds for the first time, and I’m sure it will be a brilliant event.

– Alistair Brownlee

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Olympic hero Jonny Brownlee opens new Airedale Hospital department

Former triathlon world champion Jonny Brownlee will officially open Airedale Hospital's new Emergency Department this lunchtime.

Jonny's visit also marks the staff reaching their £100,000 pounds target for their Emergency Department Appeal.

Jonny Brownlee will officially open Airedale Hospital's new Emergency Department Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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 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.

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Jonny Brownlee wins Madrid triathlon

Jonny Brownlee from Leeds has won his second successive World Triathlon Series event in Madrid. The 23-year-old defending world champion finished in one hour, 50 minutes and 42 seconds. He is now is in sixth place in the series with four events to go, including the London grand final.

His older brother Alistair was forced to miss the competition due to an ankle injury.