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Praise for Leeds-born World Triathlon Champion

Tributes for Leeds athlete Jonathan Brownlee who this weekend was crowned the ITU World Triathlon Champion in New Zealand.

Jonathan took bronze in this year's London Olympics whilst his brother, Alistair, clinched gold.

"Massive congratulations to Jonny Brownlee for becoming world triathlon champion. It is a fantastic achievement and coupled with both his and his brother Alistair’s success at the Olympics it means they are now getting richly-deserved national recognition for their amazing performances. They are wonderful ambassadors for Leeds and Yorkshire and we are immensely proud of them both. Well done Jonny and best wishes for more success next year.”

– Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Ann Castle


Brownlee brothers return home

Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire Olympic medal winners Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee will be flown home today.

A homecoming has been planned for the pair from north Leeds.

Alistair became Great Britain's first Olympic Games champion in the triathlon with a brilliant performance in front of a huge crowd in Hyde Park while his brother Jonathan won a bronze medal.

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