Brownlee becomes first Britain to win Olympic triathlon medal

Alistair crosses the line with a flag he was given by a spectator on the home straight.
Alistair crosses the line with a flag he was given by a spectator on the home straight. Credit: Press Association

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Brownlees storm to medal wins

Thousands of Team GB fans cheered the Brownlee brothers to their historic gold and bronze triathlon triumph today. Alistair lived up to his pre-race billing with an emphatic victory while it was younger brother Jonathan who finished third.