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The Brownlee brothers' success in the men's triathlon continued the outstanding medal haul of athletes from Yorkshire at London 2012.
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee's swim, cycle and runs to gold and bronze, respectively, has seen them hailed as local heroes in Leeds, as ITV Calendar reports.
Their dedication and commitment to their sport is astonishing, and they are perfect ambassadors and role models for Leeds. It is wonderful to see that rewarded with this well-deserved success. We cannot wait to give them a heroes’ welcome when they come back to Leeds to celebrate.
Proud mother Dr. Cath Brownlee said she reacted in disbelief to seeing her sons Alistair and Jonathan claim gold and bronze in the Olympic men's triathlon:
It's very unreal. You don't think that those boys running through that line and winning those medals are your sons.
The Brownlee brothers have received the fruits of their labours around central London today in the Olympic men's triathlon.
Alistair Brownlee, 24, came first to win Team GB's 19th gold medal of the Games before Jonathan Brownlee, 22, claimed bronze despite serving a 15-second penalty during the race.
The Brownlee brothers today won the first Olympic medals for triathlon by Team GB.
People gathered at the Brownlee brothers' local pub in Bramhope, Yorkshire to watch Alistair and Jonny compete in the Olympic triathlon.
ITV News' Stephen Douglas reports: