On this day in 2014: The Brownlee brothers dominate the Commonwealth Triathon

Alistair Brownlee beat his brother Jonny to gold at the Commonwealth Games on this day in 2014 while triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park.

The Olympic gold medalist had time to grab the flags of England and Yorkshire and clap his brother before crossing the finish line.

England had never won a medal in the sport in the Commonwealths before but took home four in a day after Jodie Stimpson put in an excellent performance to win gold in the women’s race while Vicky Holland surprisingly took bronze.

The men’s race wasn’t nearly as competitive due to the incredible dominance of the Yorkshire-based Brownlee brothers.

Alistair Brownlee celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s triathlon during the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Strathclyde Country Park. (Martin Rickett/PA)

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They led practically from start to finish but it was older brother Alistair who once again came out on top to add the Commonwealth title to his Olympic and world crowns.

“I’m happy to have won the world title, I’ve won the Olympic title and completing the set with the Commonwealth title is the most important thing for me,” he said.

“They’re the big three things in Olympic distance triathlon so it’s perfect, it’s way more than I could have ever dreamed of.”

Jonny, who won the 2012 Olympic bronze, finished 11 seconds back while South Africa’s Richard Murray took the bronze.

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