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Brownlee brothers coming to Jersey for elite triathlon

The Brownlee brothers created emotional scenes in the World Triathlon Series in Mexico, when Alistair helped Jonathan over the finish line. Photo: PA Images

The world's best triathletes, including the Brownlee brothers, will be coming to Jersey in September for one of the biggest sporting events the island has ever hosted.

Super League Triathlon features the best competitors in its sport and comes with a worldwide television audience in excess of 350 million.

The event will cost £1.3 million to put on, with the States contributing a £200,000 grant, whilst corporate sponsorship and fundraising by Jersey's triathlon community has raised £800,000.

The shortfall will be made up by Super League Triathlon.

I am sure the whole island will get behind this as we share with the rest of the world our enthusiastic and friendly spirit in welcoming some of the world's greatest athletes to our shores. Jersey is beginning to establish itself as one of the leading venues in the world for events and hosting the second race of the 2017 Triathlon Super League World Series is a great example of what we can offer.

– SENATOR LYNDON FARNHAM, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MINISTER

Former world champion and last year's Olympic silver medalist, Jonny Brownlee, is looking forward to competing in Jersey.

Jersey will be brilliant, with the conditions not as humid as Hamilton Island (the first race in the series), and I'm looking forward to racing Super League there for the first time.

– JONNY BROWNLNEE, TRIATHLETE
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