London Olympics 2012: Britain`s Brownlee slogs to triathlon gold

London: Britain`s Alistair Brownlee slogged to Olympic gold in the men`s triathlon Tuesday, with his brother Jonny taking the bronze.

Brownlee, the reigning world champion, becomes the first Briton to win the swim, cycle and run event.

He takes Britain`s gold medal haul to 19, equalling the Beijing total with several days of competition remaining.

The 24-year-old finished the course around London`s Hyde Park in one hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of Spain`s Javier Gomez, who took the silver.

Jonny Brownlee, 22, clocked 1:46:56 for bronze, overcoming a 15-second time penalty in the process.

IANS

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