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Route announced for Brownlee Tri

The Brownlee Tri will be returning to Harewood House in Leeds in September details of the swim, bike and run route have now been confirmed.

The 2015 Brownlee Tri will build on the success of the 2014 event by introducing a pontoon for the swim. The pontoon will take swimmers out to the deep water for the start of the Brownlee Tri and also provide a ramp to swim onto for exiting the lake. This year’s course will also offer a new challenge with a refreshed run route.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s popular triathlon will once again offer Sprint and Super Sprint distances for individuals, and a Sprint and Corporate Challenge relay for teams around the spectacular course.

You can see full details of the route here.

£28m new leisure centre: " fantastic facility" says Alistair Brownlee

Yorkshire's Olympic triathletes - the Brownlee brothers - were back in Leeds today to open a new sports facility which is right on their doorstep.

Alistair and Jonathan were joined by paralympic champion David Stone to open the Holt Park active centre which cost 28 million pounds to build. It is hoped the facility will offer services for the entire community as Rachel Townsend now reports.


Local sporting heroes honoured in Horsforth

Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee returned to a warm welcome in their home town of Horsforth today to open a new community centre named after them and local paralympic hero David Stone.

The brothers, who took gold and bronze at the London games, rode into town to meet fans and supporters. It's hoped the centre will encourage more youngsters to get involved in sport especially cycling. And it comes just a day after it was announced Yorkshire will host stages of the Tour de France.

The Brownlee brothers inspire

Aa lot has been talked about the legacy of the London Olympics. Would it really encourage youngsters to take up sport, and inspire the next generation of Olympians?

If you wanted a great example of the positive effect of the games, you should have been in Bingley last night, as triathlon Gold and Bronze medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee went back to their roots.

John Shires was there for us.

Sporting champions and singing stars out for the Christmas lights bash

West Yorkshire's very own world champion triathlete Jonathan Brownlee and Leeds' world junior diving champion Jack Laugher will be joined by Britain's Got Talent's Loveable Rogue and Tyler James from The Voice to help Leeds celebrate its Christmas lights switch-on.

The all-star party-line up doesn't stop there,Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield will be there with the Super League trophy as well as the Rugby League World Cup trophy.

A gang from Leeds United will also be at the event - manager Neil Warnock along with some of his first-team players.

"The annual Christmas Lights Switch-On is a great family event and this year's line-up will make for a fantastic and fun evening. With musical performances and celebrating the amazing success of Leeds sports stars and our London 2012 athletes, there is something for everyone to enjoy and a perfect opportunity to really get into the Christmas spirit."

– Councillor Adam Ogilvie

It's set to take place at Victoria Gardens in the city centre tonight at 6.45pm.

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