Jonathan & Alistair Brownlee with Malcolm Brown

Hear how brothers Jonathan and Alistair challenge and support one another to reach the top.

The Portrait

Jonathan Brownlee and Alistair Brownlee with Malcolm Brown
Photographed by Finlay MacKay
24 November 2010, the Chevin, Yorkshire

Yorkshire born and bred brothers Alistair (centre) and Jonathan Brownlee (left) are triathletes. Alistair is ranked number one in the world, he competed in Beijing 2008 and was World Champion in 2009 and 2011. Jonathan, current World Under-23 Champion, finished second at senior level in 2011 World Championships in Sydney and Madrid, behind his brother. Brown (right) has been the Brownlee’s running coach since 2004 having been a UK Athletics Association and voluntary coach for thirty years.

‘The moors inspire them. They are fundamental in keeping them going, day after day, week after week.’
Malcolm Brown, coach

© Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012