Harewood House hosts Brownlee Brothers’ triathlon event

Jonny Brownlee taking part in the event at Harewood House on Saturday

Jonny Brownlee taking part in the event at Harewood House on Saturday

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HUNDREDS of triathletes got the chance to follow in the footsteps of Olympic and Commonwealth champions the Brownlee Brothers at an event at Harewood House on Saturday.

The Leeds siblings were at Harewood House for the third annual Brownlee Tri North event.

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Alistair Brownlee started the race off while his brother Jonny donned a wet suit to take part in the swim section of the endurance event.

Competitors got the chance to the chance to ride on the same roads as the Tour de France and run the routes the Brownlees regularly train on.

Sprint and super-sprint triathlon distances for individuals were available during the event in the grounds of the stately home, which is near the Brownlee brothers’ home village of Bramhope.

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Alistair and Jonny Brownlee (right) sounded the horn for the start of a swim around the lake

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee (right) sounded the horn for the start of a swim around the lake

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Jonny Brownlee leads swimmers on a pontoon fora swim in the lake at the Corporate Challenge Team Relay Brownlee Tri, Harewood House.

Jonny Brownlee leads swimmers on a pontoon fora swim in the lake at the Corporate Challenge Team Relay Brownlee Tri, Harewood House.

Jonny Brownlee and Cat McGuire prepare to swim in the lake

Jonny Brownlee and Cat McGuire prepare to swim in the lake