Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee receives MBE

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee has been awarded an MBE by the Queen.

During the London 2012, Brownlee became the first British triathlete to win an Olympic medal since the sport was introduced to the Games in Sydney 2000.

Alistair Brownlee receives his MBE from the Queen.
Triathlete Alistair Brownlee receives his MBE from the Queen. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

He also beat his younger brother, Jonathan Brownlee, who won the bronze medal despite receiving a time penalty.

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton and designer Stella McCartney were among the others awarded honours at today's investiture ceremony.

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