Brownlee helps GB equal Beijing tally
HID Olympics 2012,
Alistair Brownlee's success in the men's triathlon has taken Team GB to 19 gold medals, which equals the tally achieved four years ago.
The elder of the two brothers, who had struggled with injury earlier this year, pulled away from his rivals during the 10k run and never looked back, going on to cross the line first at Hyde Park. British fans had hoped for a one-two from the Leeds pair, but Jonathan suffered a 15-second penalty for mounting his bike too early in transition and had to settle for third. Spain's Javier Gomez, the 2010 world champion, was in impressive form and split the Brownlee brothers to secure silver - his country only have five medals to date. The third Briton taking place in the triathlon, Stuart Hayes from Isleworth - who failed to qualify for the last two Games, finished in 37th place.