Brownlee brothers better 2012 success with triathlon gold and silver

Alistair Brownlee won his second Olympic gold medal, with his brother Jonny winning sliver as they completed an historic one-two in the triathlon in Rio.

The brothers became the dominant performers on the roads along the Copacabana after finishing the opening swim among the leaders.

The Brownlee brothers competing in the triathlon Credit: PA
Alistair (R) finished 1st ahead of his brother Jonny Credit: PA

They remained close on the middle bike leg but the older Alistair moved away from Jonny in the closing running section of the race.

The brothers embraced and then collapsed on the finish line Credit: PA

The champion celebrated by walking across the line ahead of his brother before the pair fell to the ground and embraced.