Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, the new Olympic triathlon champion, shakes hands with silver medallist Spain's Javier Gómez at the finishPhotograph: Jason O'Brien/Action Images
The Olympic Triathlon consists of 1.5km swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running all completed consecutively. The sport made its debut at the Syndey Games in 2000, and Alistair Brownlee won Britain's first ever gold in the event at the 2012 games.
Gold medaltist Alistair Brownlee and silver medalist Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alistair Brownlee claims triathlon gold with brother Jonny taking bronze Alistair Brownlee became Great Britain’s first ever triathlon champion, ahead of Spain’s Javier Gomez and brother Jonny Brownlee, to seal the nation’s gold of the London Games.
Vincent Luis of France and Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain compete during the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Non Stanford from Great Britain wins the ITU Elite Women's Olympic distance World Triathlon series race in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics in the ITU World Triathlon calendar
Brothers win bronze and gold in Olympic triathlon. Jonathan Brownlee, left, of Britain, won bronze in the men's triathlon with a time of 1:46:56, a little more than a half a minute behind the gold medalist, his older brother, Alistair, right.
Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain celebrates after crossing the finish line during the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.