Brownlee brothers receive their triathlon medals

The Brownlee brothers
Alistair Brownlee (left) claimed gold before Jonathan Brownlee collected bronze. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

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.

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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.