Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are the most recognisable sporting siblings on the track, especially after their performance at the 2016 Mexico World Series. When Jonathan started to flag in the final stretch, the physical impact of running long distance taking its toll, Alistair forfeited his gold place victory to help his brother cross the line. From that moment, the Brownlee’s firmly positioned themselves in the heart of the nation. This act of sportsmanship is a key topic in the brothers’ public speeches, giving their audiences an insight into a moment that was viewed by the world.
Younger than his brother, Alistair is the only British athlete to achieve two Olympic titles in a triathlon event. Starting in 2006, he first competed in the 2006 Corner Brook ITU Duathlon World Championships, the 2006 Autun European Junior Triathlon Championships and the 2006 Lausanne ITU Triathlon Junior World Championships, where he won his first gold medals. At the peak of his career, Alistair’s career led him to compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where he secured two gold medals in the triathlon. Alistair’s recent race was the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where he earned a silver medal in the mixed team relay.
For Jonathan, his first race was in 2008, at the 2008 Vancouver ITU Triathlon World Championships. Between 2010 and 2014, he earned seven gold medals in the ITU Triathlon World Championships, before progressing to the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Similarly to his brother, Jonathan’s most recent race was the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where he represented Great Britain in the mixed team relay. As speakers, the brothers discuss their highly successful careers, from their early success as junior runners to their Olympic performances.
As Olympic speakers, Alistair and Jonathan can confidently discuss such topics as overcoming physical challenges, the meaning of sportsmanship and competing at an elite level. Integral to a positive workplace culture, their story of sportsmanship over individual gains can positively impact teamwork and interpersonal relationships.
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An interview with The Brownlee brothers:
When featuring at events, Alistair and Jonathan can discuss such topics as:
- Overcoming Mental & Physical Challenges
- Cultivating Teamwork
- Handling Pressure
- Peak Performance
The Brownlee Brother’s combined achievements include:
- Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games
- Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Eleven gold medals at the ITU Triathlon World Championships from 2009 to 2014
- Five gold medals at the European Triathlon Championships from 2009 to 2019
- Gold medal at the 2016 Cozumel ITU Aquathlon World Championships
- Three gold medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games